Thursday, August 25, 2005


I was thinking about one of my fellow bloggers this morning, Darlene, whose daughter is in the hospital suffering with Cancer. I can't imagine what her family must really be going thru but I thought of this "Memo From God" that a friend gave to me. Sometimes we get to a point where we just have to hand our troubles over to God and let him take care of them. Here goes:

Reference: LIFE

I am God. Today I will be handling all of your problems. Please Remember that I do not need your help.

If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. All situations will be resolved, but in My time, not yours.

Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it by worrying about it. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now.

If you find yourself stuck in traffic; don't despair. There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege.

Should you have a bad day at work; think of the man who has been out of work for years.

Should you despair over a relationship gone bad; think of the person who has never known what it's like to love and be loved in return.

Should you grieve the passing of another weekend; think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children.

Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance; think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk.

Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror; think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair to examine.

Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking what is my purpose? Be thankful. There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity.

Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities; remember, things could be worse. You could be one of them!

Should you decide to send this to a friend; thank you, you may have touched their life in ways you will never know. When you think you have it bad, there is someone out there who wishes he or she had it as good as you do.

Be nice to everyone, because everybody is wrestling with their own personal "giants".

FORGIVE AND FORGET. A grudge is like a termite in your soul.

Remember life is very short. The next life is very, very, very,
very, very, very, very, very, LONG. Sometimes our "big" problems are actually small ones.


At 1:50 PM, Blogger Suzii said...

We have an awesome God!

At 2:26 PM, Blogger g_samsa said...

Being able to put your worries into God's hands must be very liberating. I wish the christians I knew actually thought this way. I get the feeling it's saying not to worry about things because it could be a lot worse. It's true that things could be much worse, but it's also true that things can be much better. I would like to see folks say "if there is a starving child in Africa, feed him."

I get the point of this and it's a good point, but I want to see a more proactive approach by christians. Instead of focusing on our own lives and problems, we ought to be focused on those people who, like the list says, have it much worse. If it's true that they have it worse, then lets make it better for them and not status quo for us.

It's very inspirational. I feel better allready.

At 3:15 PM, Blogger puremood said...

I agree, we have an awesome God. I've read this before and it so worth reading again and again. Thanks for sharing the inspiration of a memo.

At 6:04 PM, Blogger Beth said...

I always think I have less to bear than so many others. That gets me through a lot!

Still, I believe in action so am starting the weight loss blog.

If you're ever interested, drop on by:

At 10:15 PM, Blogger momyblogR said...

Great post! It's so easy to forget that our abilities are so inept. We should all remember to stand in the warmth and safety of the arms of the Lord. He is always faithful.

At 10:40 PM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

g_samsa....Please take a look at what our church does to help children in Africa. Check out this website to see how we are feeding starving chilren.

The church I attend uses our tithing money for good causes. We help with relief all over the world. Many of our central areas have food panties where those who need it can get food. They have employment centers and family services that offer guidance counseling and we have an adoption service for couples who want to adopt children. Our church also has the perpetual education fund that helps underprivilaged people get a college eduction. We still have people over in the Tsunami area giving aid. I know that my tithing goes to many good causes and I don't mind giving.
Personal service is also something that I enjoy doing. What's the quote, "When ye are in the service of others, ye are in the service of your God." Thanks for the comment.

At 11:46 PM, Blogger g_samsa said...

Hey Lucy, I didn't mean to come off sounding like a pompous jerk, so I appologize. I'm very happy to hear that your church is doing good things with your tith. That is very comforting to know, that there are still christian churches doing the right thing. I turned away from church because my pastor bought a BMW. I understand some random person buying flashy things, but a pastor should keep his flock in mind before his own wants.

When I lived in Texas I couldn't turn around without seeing a mega-church attended and managed by the most platic looking folks on the planet. These people couldn't be called christian any more than a high school drop out could be called professor.

Keep helping the little guy and you're all right in my book. The worst sin of all, according to me, is to be a wolf in sheeps clothing.

sorry again if I'm sounding like a jerk. I really like what you've said and think it's very encouraging for non christians to hear that some churches aren't stealing from the poor.

At 11:52 PM, Blogger g_samsa said...

Just checked out the web site you gave. that's a really big charity push you've got going there. I had no idea they were giving this stuff Atmit. Seems like better nutrition for needy people (and easier to transport). Good stuff. :-)

At 11:58 PM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

g_samsa....Thanks for checking it out. I think it is wonderful that they have come up with something that can help those children and older folks. I feel very blessed to have a roof over my head, food on my table, and a loving family.
I appreciate the fact that you checked it out. come again.

At 5:19 AM, Blogger T. F. Stern said...

g_samsa, In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, "the Mormons", we do not have a paid local ministry. Our Bishops and other local leaders are not paid anything, as they have jobs in the market place to earn a living just as anyone else. All these efforts are done in the attitude of service, not recompense.

At 7:38 AM, Blogger dulciana said...

Thanks for posting this! So good!

At 3:14 PM, Blogger Bonnie said...

Awesome post of LIFE. God Bless You.


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