His Grace Sustains...

"You and I may indeed find ourselves overwhelmed at times – at the end of our rope and beyond.But we will never fall farther than the palm of His hand.
And where He has called us, His grace will sustain us."

~Joni Earekson Tada~

I was thinking this morning that I just couldn't get caught up and thoughts of being overwhelmed set in. Living with chronic illnesses can feel like your feet are stuck in the mud and every step can be an effort. That's where I am at and I fee like I have been for weeks..ever since the tea. Wait, maybe since Christmas. I manage to keep on top of things, but I want to do more...I want to reorganize the entire house, spring clean..it would be summer clean at this point, read, study, socialize, be more involved, have unlimited energy for my grand girles, answer emails promptly, ride my bike....Sounds of discontent are echoing, I hear them. The thing of it is..I didn't feel completely this way yesterday. So, it's the fatigue talking and maybe a few whispers of the enemy.

This quote says, where God has called us His grace will sustain us. I know I am where I am suppose to be, doing what I am suppose to be doing...His grace is enough and tomorrow will be another grace filled day.

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me."
2 Corinthians 12:9


a portland granny said...

Patty, I could have written your post today, only not as eloquently! I'm often overcome with despair as I see life sailing by and not being able to get into the main stream.

Thanks for your thoughts. The verse from 2 Corinthians is such a promise!

Kim said...

I feel the same way, Patty, ever since a few weeks before Christmas. I am grateful for His grace and mercy, but today I just feel overwhelmed by life.

Thanks for the reminder. :D

Abounding Treasures said...


I hear you and understand because I've been there myself :o)

Thanks for sharing your heart today in such an inspiring and encouraging way!


sherry said...

Your posts touch the deepest part of my heart - consistently. I so needed these words, especially this evening. Bless you sweetly.

jAne at tickleberry farm

tea time and roses said...

Hello Dear Patty,

Since surgery February I truly have visited this place. Patty you inspire me in ways you will never know. You are a blessing to me and so many others... God Bless you my friend. Beside Still Waters is certainly a special place.



Patty said...

You all have truly touched my heart and encouraged me. If there is anything good that comes from this blog, it is surely the Lord.

When I go to your blogs I am inspired as well...iron sharpens iron and that's what we all do for each other! Praise Him!

Miss Gracie's House said...

I, too, know the *feet in the mud* condition...somedays I think I will *never* be caught up...thanks for the encouragement... from the
Word...true HOPE.
Have a great evening,
P.S. Thanks for the visit to my place!

Maxine said...

I know exactly how you feel.Dealing with similar issues here. Hang in there, until the Lord has His way and gives us leave to do otherwise.

sherry said...

I needed to read this again. Today. This moment.

jAne at tickleberry farm