#152: I Was Blessed Last Night
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Yesterday I received depressing news. It was the lowest I can ever recall being. I felt I could get no lower and didn't know where to turn.
Then the call came. From my best friend of 45 years to simply say hi. We had last talked in June for our birthdays that are four days apart. During our conversation, my frustration and hopelessness unfolded. True to form, he listened, then offered sage advice and told me a story of something that had blessed him earlier this month. It gave me a new respect for him.
When it was time to end the call I choked up and could barely say goodbye. I instantly emailed him to say thanks for his continual support and encouragement. I mentioned that I get down due to my particular life situation but that I usually don't stay down for very long.
As I finished the note, my mood had brightened. I realized that although times are tough right now, my difficulties can in no way compare to those Job went through. My mood began to brighten.
Today has been a complete reversal of mood. Sure, things are still depressing and I don't know how or when they will resolve themselves, but I was reminded by my friend's call who will resolve my problems. I wish that would happen now, but my time isn't His time. I can only be patient and continue giving thanks for every blessing in my life.
Such as an unexpected telephone call from a dear friend.