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Topic: Rejoicing (11/22/04)

TITLE: Good morning Father
By martin asher
11/26/04

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Good morning Father, You know those problems I was telling you about yesterday, well, they don't seem to have got any better. I don't know why I feel like this, do you think it might be self pity or something? Things were really going well for me at work, at home and at church but now I feel I'm being 'got at' all the time. My routine is being changed by other people. I don't suppose they even realise. It does hurt me though and you know I don't like having to confront my friends. Although I find I seem to be able to do it to my family. I am very close to tears now Father. I wish I could snap out of this. It's like the 'me' on the inside has slipped down into a dark hole and it can't get back up. Yet when the 'me' on the outside looks at my wife and children, tears well up in my eyes. I love them to pieces and want everything to be so beautiful with us. Father, give me some of your wisdom. Am I supposed to be learning something from all this? I find it so hard to follow your example.

Sit down son, I know you love your wife as I love the church and you absolutely adore your kids and I know you cherish your friendships. These are good enough reasons for the 'you' inside to have faith and step out of the hole. As you do this, I will give you the strength you need to face your mountains and with love, compassion and with rejoicing in your heart you will be back on the narrow path. I never said it would be easy did I? Rejoicing, after a time away from your loved ones is the best tonic I can give. So rejoice and be glad in it. Please remember that I have loved you since before you were born, and I rejoice in you.

Father, thank you, you are my strength and my foundation. I will always rejoice in you.


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Phyllis Inniss 11/29/04
How blessed you are to be able to confront your Father with questions that are worrying you. You are even more blessed to receive the answers that you need to strengthen you, and more importantly you gave thanks. Amen.