Life from the rear-view mirror

Waah! Vol 36

April 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

I turned 58 on St Patrick’s day last month. I really expected to be in better shape than this. Truth be known I expected to be farther ahead in just about every area of my life. I wanted to be a better husband, better father, better son, better brother…I wanted to be better off financially…I wanted to be healthier and most of all…I wanted to be a better believer.

Tonight I’m discouraged…and my feet hurt…and I want one of Leah’s chocolate chip cookies, or maybe the rest of them. Circumstances have ganged up on me and I’m down in my office (or what’s left of it) sulking and writing or maybe writing and sulking. I can list about 30 things i need to do right now and I don’t want to do any of ’em. I’m stuck in neutral. I don’t feel like praying and there is so much to pray about. I just want to complain for a while and then go to bed….maybe tomorrow will be better.

Waah! 🙁

I seriously need to kick my butt.

Yeah go ahead…make fun of me…I bet you’ve been here too.

Will somebody read these verses to me in a voice that sounds like God?

Psalm 34:18 ESV / 2,163 helpful votes

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 1,657 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Psalm 147:3 ESV / 1,311 helpful votes

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 73:26 ESV / 1,094 helpful votes

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 1,028 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 809 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV / 679 helpful votes

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

John 14:27 ESV / 589 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 550 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV / 530 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV / 504 helpful votes

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Matthew 11:28-30 ESV / 426 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Hebrews 13:8 ESV / 425 helpful votes

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

John 14:13 ESV / 394 helpful votes

Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

Mark 11:23 ESV / 393 helpful votes

Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 372 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Proverbs 4:20-22 ESV / 368 helpful votes

My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 366 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 364 helpful votes

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 345 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Psalm 107:20 ESV / 343 helpful votes

He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.

Psalm 41:4 ESV / 341 helpful votes

As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you!”

Matthew 17:20 ESV / 330 helpful votes

He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 320 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …

Psalm 103:3 ESV / 313 helpful votes

Who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,

Romans 10:17 ESV / 305 helpful votes

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 303 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.


2 people are talking about “Waah! Vol 36

  1. I’ll try again here to get through. Thank you so much, Doug, for the verses. I will meditate on them as I go to sleep tonight. You and Kathy do the same. Maybe tomorrow will be much better for us all!

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