My New Journal With You, Note 4

**Verses are inserted exactly where God had them placed in my new journal at the bottom of each page. I love how personal He is!  **

Good early morning, Lord. How are You? I pray You are happy, blessed, and pleased. With all that goes on down here, I’m so glad You have heaven.I thank You for preparing a place for me up there with You! I love You, and miss home so much! Hug everyone for me! Pass my love. I look forward to the day that I get to hug You back. I pray You allow me to. I don’t know how heaven works in detail, but I am grateful for all that You will allow.

I love every moment You allow me sweet fellowship with You here. You make it possible by spending time with me. Thank You for thinking I am worth it. You mean so much to me. I’m so grateful to be family with You. Thank You for being the counsel I can come to day or night… pouring out my heart… telling all my troubles… tears falling right on Your shoulder. You are my

“Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:” – Isaiah 26:4 KJV

strength to rely on. I can always rely on You. Nothing wearies You. My stress cannot stress You. You give Your peace to ease my stress. When my yoke is heavy. When my burden weighs me down. You talk them into life, into being strong, into tenderly leaning on You. What beauty You are! ❤

Thank You for allowing me to know You! I’m especially grateful when You allow me tender moments like now in listening to Traveler by Fernando Ortega. “Heavenly, Father. Remember the traveler. Bring us safely home.” It make me smile… to think of one day finally being home with You! No more traveling. No more wondering. Just an endless journey of You. ❤ Praise Your Holy Name!

Thank You for being my Living Hope. Hope that is never false, never full of regret, never manipulated, never extinguished. YOU are the Living Hope. My Living Hope. And I love You! ❤

“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” – Philippians 2:3 KJV

PS… Lord, I LOVE how Your verses always address exactly what I am talking to You about, but from Your wisdom of what I need. You are so personal! ❤

A Safe Embrace


Here I lean, Lord, in Your safe embrace
Wondering why I must leave Your loving presence
When all I want to do is stay… and stay safe.
Life calls us away, but at Your bidding.
You draw us out to this waiting challenge
That will bring us ever closer to You,
As it teaches us strength only hardship can bring.
I never desire to leave Your side,
But You show a deeper part of Your heart
Each time that You welcome me home.
Just when I think Your love is the strongest,
I find that You are stronger than I can imagine.
Thank You for being a love that is good.
I am so grateful for it.
I long for the day when I’ll never leave again.

8-29-2019 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire

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2-6-15 Note to You

Lord God,
Thank You for being so personal,
for always being there for me.
Thank You for being the friend
everyone wishes they had
(and do if they give themselves to You).
Thank You for listening to
my ranting, venting, and complaining.
Thank You for whispering, speaking, and shouting to me.
Thank You for holding me
and emboldening me.
Thank You for helping me
get through each trying day.
And thank You for giving me strength
when it feels like I have none.
Thank You for putting up with
my crying, my whining, and my letting You down.
Thank You for forgiving, restoring, and rebuilding me…
to be faithful, strong, and obedient.
Thank You for loving me,
and for being You!

2-6-2015 written by Gail Brookshire

You Send Me What I Need

Me and You have been doing this a long time now,
Walking through this thing called life.
Before I even knew that I was alive,
You were already saving me from my strife.
You knew the things that would pull at me,
And the things I would cause myself.
Yet instead of throwing Your hands up,
You lovingly stretched them out to help.
You placed Your hedge about me
And only allowed that which brought gain.
Only to protect me and strengthen me,
Would You ever allow any pain.
Yet even in those troubled times
You were faithful to abide.
I may have felt loneliness,
But You were always by my side.
You’re the Savior who met me on my knees.
You’re the Savior who suffered on His own.
And as Your Father sent You Simon and angels,
You send me what I need to carry on.

written by Gail Brookshire

Gifts 2017 #13 Strength

Christmas Countdown: Strength is a GIFT. Just when you think God can’t use you, or you feel like you’re not going to make it, or you simply want to give up, He surprises you with amazing strength… ALL His of course! To God be the glory!

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
– Philippians 4:13 KJV