"Falling in love is the easy part.
It is quite different from being in love.
If you are blessed,
you fall in love with your spouse again a little bit every day.
Love is a choice,
a decision to love no matter what the day brings.
You are in love because you choose to be in love.
You made a promise, a commitment, to love each other."
Author Unknown

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Stand by me


Sunday morning the sermon at church was on fear.  It is a choice. Fear is in our imagination. Yes, there are things out there that can harm us, but most of what we fear never happens.

Do we choose to live in fear, or live by faith and trust in God to continually take care of us in all situations?

As God’s dear little ones, we need to focus on Him. He is God Almighty. We are very precious to Him, so much so that He knows how many hairs each of us has on our heads.

He also thinks of us.


Yesterday morning the song Stand by Me was running through my head, a favorite of mine and my husband.  It has to do with being a couple, but to me now it has to do with my trusting in God.

Here is a portion of the song that touches me.

When the night has come and the land is dark

And the moon is the only light we'll see

No, I won't be afraid,

oh, I won't be afraid

Just as long as you stand, stand by me

(I changed the words to this next part to say this)

So Jesus, Jesus,
stand by me,
oh, stand by me
Oh, stand, stand by me,
stand by me



Let us not be afraid, but keep our hearts and minds on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith


Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not,
nor be afraid of them:
for the LORD thy God,
he it is that doth go with thee;
he will not fail thee,
nor forsake thee.

And the LORD,
he it is that doth go before thee;
he will be with thee,
he will not fail thee,
neither forsake thee:
fear not,
neither be dismayed.
Deu_31:6 & 8

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power,
and of love,
and of a sound mind. 

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.


Dear Jesus ~ Thank you for loving us, for caring for us with your tender mercies. May we not be afraid but trust in you always.

Love one of your little ones ~ FlowerLady Lorraine


  1. Weird, Rainey. There's a little note 'Your comment was published.' I wonder what I said?

    This is a lovely post and an encouraging site.

  2. I just read your testimonial on the new group you have joined. (It doesn't look like one can leave comments there.) Tears flowed as I read it. It was partly tears of gladness that God led you to the group, but also in empathy as you were talking about your tears. You have a gift for expressing yourself in writing.

  3. I cannot imagine my husband not being here but, surely I can empathize. It's a hard road to travel without your loved one but, I'm glad that you can trust the Lord to travel with you, leading on in front, behind and all around, Lorraine.