Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday ~ November 19, 2009


Oh what a ride I've been on this week, but in the journey, I have discovered some hidden gems to share with you this week on our Thankful Thursday hosted by Sonya at Truth 4 The Journey. Won't you join us?

1. I am thankful for being painfree. If you haven't read my blog posts from Monday, start there and you'll understand my dilemma as well as my blessing that came over this last weekend. God is definitely number 1 in my book.

2. I am thankful I can get out of bed and act as a functioning member of the human race. I've spent over a week, laying in bed on pain meds and being shuttled back and forth to the doctors visits trying to figure out a cause.

3. I am thankful for prayers from my blogging family and friends. Never could I appreciate them more than when you are in the pit of pain and wake up to a pain free sunshine day! Hallelujah!
Praise the Lord!

4. I am thankful that God answers prayers in His timing. Of course, I would have liked them answered the moment that I first prayed about them, but I again realized it would be a test of my character and faith to see just how would I weather this storm. Would I fail or would I keep my eyes on Him?

5. I am thankful for my wonderful friends Loren, who called me knee deep in my pain and suffering and prayed with me over the phone. I can't remember crying more happier tears in my life to feel the love of the Lord pouring out over her words to me. They were healing tears straight from God above. I am also thankful for my hubby who worked major miracles to delay an out of town job just to help me manage picking up my kids from school. May God bless them 100 fold.

36 comments:

Cathy said...

So glad God answered your prayers. Isn't it so wonderful to have praying warriors for friends.

LisaShaw said...

Praise the LORD!

He is a loving Abba Father. He provides everything we need -- healing, endurance, loving people to assist us and pray for us, hope, peace, power, love, grace and MORE.

I'm thankful to our LORD for all He's done for YOU this week. Love you.

~*Michelle*~ said...

Praise God for tending to our needs....and for the healings of our hearts and body. So happy you are feeling better.

Thanking Him also for the friends He places in our lives (I just blogged about this exact subject.....and you were def. in my thoughts!)

Sassy Granny ... said...

How stirring. From the abundance of your heart comes your words, and they are precious in His sight; and mine!

I'm so sorry that pain has come calling. I pray you are soon free of it's terrible clutches.

Hugs,
Kathleen

SusanD said...

Praising and rejoicing with you, dear Friend. Blessings, SusanD

Jane In The Jungle said...

And I'm thankful you're painfree also!!!

Praises Kat!

Brookie said...

Praise God, you are feeling better.

Darcie said...

I have to add that I too am SO thankful for your pain free week. I understand how important it is for you as a mom to feel like you are able to be there for your family....but I know too that they understand when you can't be.

Feeling thankful too!

Girly Muse said...

Thank the LORD you're still pain-free!!! I am so grateful and happy to hear that.

You have a good man. So happy to hear that too.

Still Learning said...

Yes, it is a great thing to be thankful for, answered prayers to being pain free. So happy you are still feeling well. Doesn't it make you feel so special to see God's response to the prayers of friends and family? I know I always feel that way.

Jenn

Divine Mrs D said...

That is so wonderful!! He is good, even if it's not on our time. :)

About Me said...

Thank you for sharing this post. I too have gone through a painful year of hospital visits. You've inspired me to do a Thoughtful Thursday post myself! Thank you!! And God Bless you!! He is so faithful!!!

Laura
http://pillarsinherfathershouse.blogspot.com/

Yolanda said...

I am thankful that you are feeling better and for the joy in your heart.

Andrea said...

I am thankful for your beautiful thank you list. It is most certainly and inspiration to all of us. I am thankful GOD has forged such a strong bond between you and Loren. As I read you speak of her it is as if she is indeed a sister...a GOD given sister. What a beautiful blessing from heaven. I, too am blessed by your thankful list, today.
Andrea

Warren Baldwin said...

Thank goodness for answered prayer! Very upbeat post, thanks.

Loren said...

Kat,

I am so thankful for you being pain free and having so much love and support from so many!
I feel the same as i have opened numerous emails only to find an anointed prayer that washed over me when I have been down over my Dad or been able to call you and am encouraged every single time! YEP ~ the Lord has blessed us and brought us together and it is HIM that I praise and thank for the gift of YOU :) I love you so very much!

Deborah Ann said...

I'm rejoicing with you, Kat! God's tenderness and sweet compassion top every mountain peak of tribulation. Hallelujah!

Joyce said...

So happy for your answered prayers : )

He & Me + 3 said...

What a great thankful list today Kat! Loren is so special. What an awesome bloggy friend. Glad you are feeling better.

Heckety said...

Oh yes! You are a walking blessing! And to us reading you you make us praise our God too that He works everything out.

Gina Stinson said...

I just got caught up on your blog....I'm so behind....I am praying for you! So thankful that you've been feeling some better. Blessings!

Just Breathe said...

Amen to your thankfulness. How wonderful to have a friend like that. I have had people pray over the phone for me. It is a desire I wish God would give to me. I can't even pray out loud infront of my family!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

So happy that God did answer your prayers of healing the pain you were in. I don't have the same pain as you were having but do understand the discouragement that comes when you can't get relief right away. I'm still dealing with alot of sharp pain in my knee due to my fall and torn cartilage and sorry to say severe arthritis! I'm too young for that!! It's sometimes hard to understand what physical pain is good for other than making you more considerate and compassionate towards others who deal with it. (That's a very good reason) Anyway, Kat, I'm so glad you are all better. You are such an encourager to others even in the midst of all the pain you were in. Thank you for encouraging me so so often!

Lee Ann

RCUBEs said...

I'm glad that you are pain-free. Having pain, no matter what degree is just not fun at all...Thank God for the friendship He bestowed on us and being able to pray for/with each other. Sister Loren is an awesome friend and sister in Christ! Blessings.

COUNTRY MOM said...

What an awesome GOD. I am so happy you are pain free. That is wonderful. I prayed many many times. The Power Of Prayer Is Awesome!!! Many Blessings,

Miti said...

Bless your heart!!!! So glad the prayers were answered!

Just Be Real said...

Kat, great list of grads. God is awesome, and glad that your prayers were answered. Blessings and for a bless Sonday!

Deb said...

I'm thankful that you don't hurt anymore.

And that He gives us hope when we feel like we're hopeless.

Sweet dreams.

~ Being Woven said...

Praising God and giving Him the wondrous glory!
love you and will be praying for you, ~ linda

skoots1mom said...

amen & amen...you've really been through it...i want them to find what will help you so you don't have to go through that again

christy rose said...

I am so glad that you are pain free. And I am so happy that Loren has become such a Godsend in your life!! Great list Kat!

About Me said...

Thank you so much for finding my blog! lol I'm not sure how you did....but your blog today really ministered to me. I hope you don't mind, but I did my own "Thankful Thursday" post. I have SO much to be thankful for and this was just the reminder that I needed to hear!

Thank you!!

Denise said...

Praise God for answering your sweet prayers.

Crown of Beauty said...

Dear KAt,
I so enjoyed this Thankful thursday post. Rejoicing with you that the pain is gone... and I am praying that it will never return!

Have a happy Thanksgiving week!

Love
Lidj

Kelly Combs said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. that is such good news. Did you get my email? I hope so.

Deborah Ann said...

What a great post, just in time for "Thanksgiving." Have a blessed turkey day, Kat!