{A Grateful Heart // VOL 4}

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Last night I went to bed with a very, very anxious heart. I tend to let worry take over me to the point where it becomes anxiety. Worry has always been a part of my life. And it became worse after I became a Mother. I have a constant need to protect and when that is out of my control fear takes hold. All day long yesterday I heard talk about threats to our country, saw Facebook post after post about these threats and how people were preparing for 9/11. It terrified me, honestly. Also, as I was praying last night I saw my phone light up and it was one of my really good friends of 25+ years asking for prayer. I didn't sleep much to say the least. I tossed and turned. Mason also didn't sleep very well. I worried even more that maybe he felt my anxiety. It was a long night.

But...

This morning I woke up to a friend posting this scripture...

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
- John 16:33 

It was just what I needed to hear. It immediately gave me peace. Then I went to take Gunner outside and saw the most glorious sunrise...

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THEN...as I am driving to take Mason to school I see a huge rainbow....THEN as I am leaving Mason's school I round the corner to see the rays in the sky making the most perfect cross.

When my anxious thoughts multiply within, Your consolations delight my soul.
-Psalm 94:19
 Thank you God. Thank you. 

Our God is so faithful and I am so grateful for the reminders he sent me this morning. This week I am also grateful for...

+ family
+ fall pretties on pinterest
+ cooler weather headed to texas
+ good eye dr reports {post here}
+ allergy medicine
+ our roots and where God has led us
+ freedom
+ prayer warriors
+ friends that are more like family
+ imaginations

What are you grateful for, friend?



Ember Grey

5 comments

  1. I love this post and everything in it. Especially the things you are thankful for, I am too friend. And that sunrise is gorgeous!

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  2. Tears. You and I had very similar nights last night - I prayed and prayed and prayed for comfort and started looking up scripture... John 16:33 came up and I tell you- HELD me. I have always struggled with worrying myself to death too and I had that thought last night- what am I going to do when I become a mom?! (Answer: Pray, I know ;) And lean on other moms.) Thank you for sharing this. God is so, so good. So gentle with His HUGE reminders of truth and comfort. I'll be keeping you in my prayers :)

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  3. What a beautiful post. And an amazing photo!

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  4. I can't help but think you are such a kind, loving person through reading your posts. You seems so in love with life and I just adore that attitude.

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