Wednesday, August 6, 2008

We are like teabags,
Whose true strength comes out when we're put in hot water.
So, when problems upset you...
Just think,
You must be God's favorite cup of tea!
(saying found online under inspirational quotes)

I am up early and thinking about my friends and family who are struggling with the problems of life, as well as thinking of my own personal problems.

At times we all feel like we are alone in our troubles, and feel weary from having to deal with all the frustrations that life brings our way. I certainly have felt this way myself, in fact I have felt this way very recently.

Years ago I used to sit with a friend and we would have a cup of hot tea together sharing not only our troubles in life, but our joys. I always felt better after we finished our tea. I find myself lately missing that time I had with my girl friend.

It occurred to me that I did have someone to share tea with. I forget that God would love for us to sit with him and have tea. If only we would quiet our thoughts and our souls, and sit with God and have that tea with him, we would realize we are anything but alone.

God wants to be our friend, and our confidant. I think instead of wishing for the times I had a close friend to share tea with, I will pull out my chair, pour myself a cup of hot tea, and invite God to sit and share a cup with me.

Psalm 32:8
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.

Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.


'Tart said...

Thank you for this lovely post, Tracy. That's a beautiful YouTube as well.:)

I hope your Aunt Billie is okay. I have been thinking about her and kept her in my prayers.

Hopefulsl said...

Beautiful song sis, very relaxing to listen too. I haven't heard anything about Aunt Billie yet, hopefully today i will know something.
Tried to get a hold of dad yesterday, but didn't return my call. I have to take his laundry to him today so i hope he will have some answers to whats going on with Billie....
I hope you will have a wonderful day today, and i with i could be that friend sitting with you having a cup of tea with!!!!((SMILES)).

Mike Golch said...

Father,thank you for this great message that you have deliver thru my Friend Tracy.
Tracy, Hugs and God's Love and Blessing-Mike G. said that )It's an A.A.thing)

Wanda's Wings said...

THANK YOU. It sure helps to look at things in a different way.(((hugs)))

Denise said...

Oh........ I will come and have a cup of tea with you....... I also have no one here to sit and sip tea with and some days it gets a bit lonely.... thank you for reminding me that God so wants to sit and visit....... We sometimes forget that HE created us to walk in the cool of the day with HIM.....not to serve and work and do...... but just to talk and visit........ How that changes our outlook toward HIM....... sorry I have been gone for so long but HE allowed me to take time and play for a while.......Play time is over and I will get started writing once again....... blessings to you my friend....... and please pass the crumpet!

Tamara said...

What a beautiful thought!

How is your aunt doing? Your father?

You are all in my thoughts and prayers,

J.D. Scorpio said...

Hey Tracy:
I was glad to see your footprints all over my blog, and thanks for the kind words. I'm not much on hot tea, but I love a tall glass of iced tea. As a matter-of-fact, Jo has a gallon jug of tea out in the sun right now!
I do hope your aunt gets to feeling better. Oh, and that's a great clip, I really enjoyed it... You take and remember, you'r visits are always a treet!!
........... JD ..........