31 Days of Joy: Day 18: My Cry To God

It is a cold and rainy weekend here in Northeast Ohio.  A weekend for sweats, coffee in the a.m. and wine in the p.m. A weekend I had planned on spending Saturday all snuggled up in bed writing and catching up on some posts from other people taking the 31 Days of 5 Minute Freewrite challenge.

Then as I am lying in bed last night it I remembered that I have to go out today because I need to pick the comforters from the dry cleaners. I should be working next Saturday and my hours during the week will not permit me to go to the cleaners.

So much for getting to stay in bed all day.

This morning after I woke up, I remembered that I was going to get Rommie into the groomers for her Halloween bath. It is another to-do list item that can not be done next weekend with working Saturday.

Oh and I need to pick up birthday cards, go to the grocery store and go to the vet’s for Rommie’s heartworm meds.

Those thoughts led me to cry out:

“God, I need someone to pick up the slack in my life.” 

I am not looking for marriage – at least not yet.

But it sure would be nice to date a SINGLE, Christian man my age. (I had an opportunity to commit adultery with a man in his late 60’s.) Someone with whom I can occasionally go to dinner and who would help out around the house every now and then.

For whatever reason God has not brought that person in to my life. As far as I know, that person will never be in my life, which is why my encounter with Aerosmith at my niece’s wedding reception was so painful.

Maybe God has something up his sleeve I do not know about but then again maybe I am destined to be my neighborhood’s old lady spinster.

Whatever my role is in life – I need to accept it with joy and remember to:

Be joyful always

1 Thessalonians 5:16

(my NIV Study Bible)

give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV) 

God Speaks

I planned to press the “publish” button after inserting the second verse from Biblegateway.com.  However, when I went to Biblegateway the first thing I read was the daily Bible verse:

 

Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.

Psalm 27:14 NLT

Alright God, I get the message.

I will continue to wait and infuse my waiting with joy and thanksgiving.

Thank you for answering my cry to you this morning.

2 comments

  • I hear you, even though I don’t understand what you’re going through. But we all experience some degree of sadness or anxiety over what we don’t have but want. Thank you for sharing so vulnerably. May God answer your prayer of filling your waiting with joy and thanksgiving! (From another #write31days blogger in the NE Ohio area.)

    • Thank you for visiting. It is so tough being either sick or injured and knowing I need rest but yet a lot of errands and household chores need done. Friends tend to vanish after you become a widow. It stinks but for now it is my cross to bear.