I was angry

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Very angry,

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I could feel my blood pressure rising and I could find no outlet for my emotions.
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I sat blasting my worship music and trying my hardest to rid myself of the anger.
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So many thoughtless people.
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So much unkindness seemed to find it’s way to me this week.
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Why is it so hard for people to be kind?
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Why are people so busy trying to be in the “in crowd” that they have forgotten small acts of kindnesses to include the newcomer?
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Why would family hurt family members?  Why in the world would anyone reject the rejected?  
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I just had a week of too many encounters with harshness and witness to wrong thinking.
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I tried to look around to find some kindness.
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I opened up my blog and read the lovely comments, which felt like a soothing balm.  
I went to visit Chris Graham of Gratitude, Hope and Inspiration.  Her post was about this thought provoking song Blessings by Laura Story.  Thank you so much Chris.
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The anger began to leave me as I read her words,

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and then I found the song.
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The words grabbed me by the shoulders and turned me around.  I knew that I would share this song today and I would write my words.
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So, I will allow the Lord to turn what made me angry into a blessing today, and comfort myself knowing that everything I had endured this week made me remember...


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this is not our home, and it wasn't His either.

As this song changed my thought's direction, I felt worship instead of anger.

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Friday is Good Friday.
Vee said...

To truly worship allows all the dross of life to slip away. It's far better than blood pressure pills or drink or even chatting with a friend as sweet as that is. May all be well and peace be yours. You have shared a very good word today.

Blondie's Journal said...

You are one of the kindest persons I have met in blogging, so it hurts to know you were hurting. I will be thinking of you today, Karen.

XO,
Jane

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Karen,

We are all here for you...remember that...


~ Gabriela ~

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh yes and Amen...we all enter into His suffering and we start to only get a small, small taste of what our Saviour went through.
Happy Easter.

Chris Graham said...

Karen, thank you so much !! Your post is an incredible gift to me.I have taken so much joy posting on my new adventure in blogging. To even think that His words might have touched someone's life is expressed in one word gratitude.
I am so blessed that I have found you as a very dear friend.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

So sorry for what you are experiencing and just want to say, that you have many friends that will be thinking of you and wishing you well.

Sending hugs and hope that you have a happy Easter
Hugs
Carolyn

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I think your post today has and will touch so many. You had me crying. I listened to the song and cried more. I have shared the song on my facebook. There are so many in my life right now that need that song and the words it shares. You are a blessing to us all, ~~Sherry~~

Terra said...

Karen, this post was very powerfully written, so thank you, and the photos contrasting hard stone and soft flowers are good accompaniments to your words. I am glad the week is looking up for you. Jesus gave so much, He gave all, and we are greatly blessed.

Cinner said...

Karen this is a beautiful post. I am so sorry you were hurting, but glad that you were able to turn it around. I have encountered some harshness lately and I needed to read your words and really listen. thank you for that. love to you.

Dolores said...

Karen..... I feel such a kinship with you.... you hurt/I hurt.

Thank you so much for your comments on my blog..... I wanted to respond back to you, but I couldn't find your e-mail.... anyway... thank you... and please know you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Susan said...

Loved this post, Karen. I could identify with it so much. Sometimes, kindness just seems to have gone out the window. The world can be such a harsh place.

But just looking at those beautiful daisies was balm for the soul. And HE never abandons us,even when the world seems hostile. Thanks for the beautiful photos, too.Susan

Etcetorize said...

Very lovely post. I'm glad you found a way to turn your day around. Thank you for sharing this beautiful music~

Lisa said...

So sorry you've been hurt. I don't understand how some people can say and do things and not feel bad, or think that it's acceptable. But I feel sorry for them. Their insecurities and fears are what they haven't learned to cope with. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest, I so agree. I am so sorry you had to endure this...I seem to encounter it daily, working with children. Like Jesus said, "Forgive them Father, for they do not know what they are doing." I pray that you will find that act of kindness today dearest, and I hope that I have never offended you in any way! Please know we love you sooooo!!!! Anita

Amisha said...

Hi Karen,
I always feel bad when someone is rude to me. I still haven't figured out how to handle that. I am trying not to let people take joy away from me, but it's hard.

I had a couple of unkind incidents in the last week.

But the important thing is that you are a good soul and kindness will find it's way to you!

Cheers,
Amisha

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I have had a week like that also. So many people being negative and just mean to me. I know it is the devil for I am out doing the Lord's work and he wants to mess it up. My friend I love you and want you to know what a blessing you are to my life/ Happy Easter....hugs...m...

Bernie* said...

Praise Jesus

Thank you for sharing your feelings. You were venting, but as you wrote, you helped others. Like me.

And let me tell you, without knowing the particulars of your story, I get it. Been there.......

Blessings to you

Kathleen Grace said...

I've been there Karen. Oh the ranting I have done in Gods ear! I can get myself pretty worked up and God always listens until I've ranted myself in exhaustion, and then he shows me what I need to know. Sending hugs your way. Happy Easter dear friend.

Beverly said...

Sending you love, dear Karen.

I am glad you moved past the hurt and into the joy and light.

It is most often impossible to understand how some can let their hearts be filled with cruelty. I am so sorry that you were impacted. I don't do well with negativity either.

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