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Are there ever days in life when you are just overwhelmed with so many things that you think you could just fall over and weep for praise!!! or anguish???

Today is like that for me. Having my mother's emotions, I have come to embrace the fact about me that I am an emotional person. So, I am fine with days like today, when I have had a lump in my throat all day.

Several reasons for this:

1) "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage, I have overcome the world." (John 16:33) ... words currently escape me to describe how heavily this verse has just been pounded home today! The Lord is using those few words, "But take courage, I have overcome the world!" in such a way that I am ready to fall on my face without words with worship. I cant tell you what they make me feel ... but it is good and full of joy, a joy I haven't felt is some time!!!

2) A friend of mine wrote me an email today, stating he wishes he could love like I have loved him. What he doesn't know, is that the email he wrote has been as the very arm of Christ wrapping me up in his love ... the email was powerful, as something only a true friend can write. I know that I am so deeply loved by this brother in Christ of mine!

3) Another person in my life is currently totally turned away from the Lord. This is the anguish part. Especially on a day where I have so tangibly felt the love of God ... it breaks my heart to think that this person at least was once warmed toward the Lord ... and now is not. How can anyone - this person, myself, anyone not be overwhelmed with such a pure and undefiled love??? My heart is weeping for her, for the Lord to woo her yet again and draw her swiftly to Himself for his name sake and for her heart and soul sake. 

I am mindful of the line, "and weep for the praise of the mercy I've found" from the son Thy Mercy, My God. Thats what I feel ... that I could weep for the praise of the mercy I have been given in Jesus Christ! Oh I am filled with His love and I love Him for it.

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