Oh, my word.
Friend, I have had some stressful moments in the last 48 hours.
Allow me to clear the path here. Nothing life threatening has happened. Nothing earth shattering. Nothing that’s going to matter in the big scheme of things.
My stressful moments were nothing compared to what some of my friends and their families are experiencing.
But in my little world here, being a blogger and writer, when my site has issues, I have issues.
When widgets, plugins, comments, images, and any other necessary inner-workings of my website has problems, I have problems.
And, when my site goes down, I quickly follow it. (As what happened today.)
I get this sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, and tears begin to well up in my eyes. I’ll be the first to say it’s awful.
Yes, I allow it to be awful.
I entertain thoughts of losing years of documented memories, written lessons, precious thoughts from and interaction with others, not being available for that one who is looking for encouragement in that brief second, etc. I allow it to almost cripple me, even with everything backed up.
I’ve been on live chat with Bluehost (my hosting provider) four times in these 48 hours. Finally, I think we’re fixed. And I can breathe again.
So, I apologize if you’ve been here in the last few days and things didn’t seem quite right. I’ve heard from many the inability to comment. (No wonder I had zero comments in my Five Minute Friday post… I was beginning to get a complex!)
I’ll wait awhile before again trying to update to WordPress 4.4.
As silly as it may sound to some, when I prayed for God to heal my website today (after stressing for a couple hours), a calming peace came over me. (Surprise, surprise.)
And I was reminded,
God cares about what we care about.
God cares about the big stuff and the little stuff in our lives. Sure, I imagine He had more important matters to attend to than healing my little site, but nonetheless, He still desired for me to come to Him with my concern.
Even though it was a little thing in the big scheme of things, it was huge to me.
When I gave Him my cares, He gave me His peace.
Funny how that works. God cares about every part, every detail of our lives.
Since God cares for you, let Him carry all your burdens and worries. 1 Peter 5:7 (Voice)
Friend, what concern is on your heart today? What is weighing heavy? What worries fill your mind? What stresses consume you? Don’t do like what I did today… don’t wallow in that stress any longer than you have to. Quickly take your cares and concerns to the One Who can handle them… and to the One Who wants to.
So do not consume yourselves with questions: What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear? Outsiders make themselves frantic over such questions; they don’t realize that your heavenly Father knows exactly what you need. Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and then all these things will be given to you too. Matthew 6:31-33 (Voice)
I learned much about myself today, and it wasn’t all good. I’m sure glad God doesn’t give up on me!
I pray you and I seek God and His righteousness first in everything we do.
God cares. I’m thankful He does.
P.S. If you see anything strange or out of place on my site, I would appreciate you letting me know.
Linking this post with friends Barbie for Weekend Whispers and Deb for Faith ‘n Friends.
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Hey it’s jonathan this is my first time or second time replying to ur post… I was just thinking that in the future if ur website goes down …. We all can chat and share messages via email or that new app called telegram messenger. By the way … I read all your posting and I am more cheerful than I ever had been and a long time !!! so what do u think ?
Jonathan, I’m so glad to read you are more cheerful. That really blessed me. I know you commented a few days ago, and I pray you are still just as cheerful! Good thoughts on chatting through other sources too! Hope your week is going well. Bless you!
I think God had a purpose in your last 48 hrs. I ministered to me as I am one of those with the earth shattering 48 hrs.
It encouraged me…..that God Cares.
I’m so sorry to read you’ve experienced an earth shattering 48 hours last week. I pray God lets you know how very much He cares for you, and how much He loves you. Praying for you today. I’m thankful He encouraged you.
I’m your neighbor at Weekend Whispers. I’m so glad you’ve got your blog back up and running!
Thanks, Elizabeth. Me too. Glad we’re neighbors this week!
So glad you got it figured out.
Thanks friend. What a mess. God is so good to me!
I can understand why that would be stressful, a lot of people depend on you for many reasons. I just found your site. I think you will be so helpful to me, I can’t wait to read older post and the newer ones to come. Thank you for sharing your heart with me.
Hi Donna! So glad you found your way here. It’s a joy to share life together! You’re welcome here anytime. Bless you!