Day by Day and with each passing moment, strength I find to meet my trials here

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 I took this picture at Hort Park, Singapore.

.....as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
Deuteronomy 33:25

Dear Friends,

Thanks for stopping by!

Thank God for seeing us through another week. It's so good to be reminded on every Thursday to count my blessings and remember to give thanks and praise to God.

♥ I thank God for seeing me through a very busy week and enabling me to complete some work assignments. My medical expenses have increased recently after my doctor increased my medication due to recurrent depression. So I am so thankful that the Lord has provided more job assignments for me recently so that I can earn a little bit more income to cover my medical expenses. The Lord is good and He always provide for all our needs in many wonderful ways!

♥ Thank you for your prayers for the 83 years old elderly lady, TAM, whom I shared about on my TT post last week. She has been attending my church's evening services whenever she can. She has severe heart failure and may go any time. Some sisters-in-Christ and myself have been visiting her and sharing God's Words and love with her.

She has been having some relationship problems with her children who do not know the Lord and do not care for her as much as they should. Yesterday I spoke to the phone and found out that she is suicidal as her son has been causing her much problems and scolding her very badly. She is deeply grieved. I just visited her and she was very very down. She broke down in tears several time as she shared with me her griefs. She is very tempted to jump down from the 9th storey flat that she is staying at. I told her not to do so and encouraged her to cast her cares upon our Lord as He cares for her and He will work a way for her.

Thank God that tomorrow a Social Worker will be visiting her and I will be joining them in the counselling session to see what we can do to help her. Please pray with me that God will give the Social Worker wisdom to handle TAM's complicating family condition. The Social Worker is aware that TAM has been suffering from depression for a long time due to her family problem. She may look into the possibility of arranging for her to see a psychiatrist and perhaps start on anti-depressant.

As I was leaving today I was heartened that TAM thank our Lord and my church for our cares for her. She said without us she really doesn't know what to do. I encouraged her that we have a loving Heavenly Father Who watches over us daily. Even if our family members forsake us, He will never leave us nor forsake us and He will work a way for her in her difficulties. Thank God that she seems comforted by this. Please pray with me that these family problems may turn her more and more to our Lord to find comfort and peace in Him.

♥ I am thankful to God that I have a loving Heaven Father who watches over me daily and He gives me strength and grace for each day. Though Bipolar Disorder is a terrible illness and a lifelong condition, I can have the assurance that He is in control and He has a purpose for allowing me to have this illness. He cares for me and He is working all things for my good and His glory. He promised that His grace is sufficient for me and through all the ups and downs of Bipolar Disorder with its depression and mania, He is in fact drawing me closer to Himself to know more of His love, His mercies, His grace and His sufficiency. My life is not my own but to be lived for our Lord and I know that without Him I can do nothing. So I am daily learning to rest in Him and His love and precious promises.

♥ I am thankful for this poem and song that reminds me that I can look to my Heavenly Father day by day and He gives strength to face all the challenges here.

....as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
Deuteronomy 33:25

This is such a great comfort. It gives me the courage to press on daily relying upon God and His grace. To know He is near me daily and He will see me through all the challenges for that day, and in all that He allows me to go through I can be a witness and shine for Him. So I shall run with patience the race that He has set before me looking unto my Lord Jesus Christ, until the day that labours end here and He takes me home to be with Himself.
Day by Day Lyrics

1. Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find, to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He Whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best—
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.

2. Every day, the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me,
He Whose Name is Counselor and Pow’r.
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.

3. Help me then in every tribulation
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
E’er to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.



♥ I thank God for my family, my church, my friends and everyone of you, my dear blogging friends, and for your prayers and encouragements. They mean a lot to me.You have made a great difference in my life by your friendship and encouragements. I thank God for every one of you. May God may your visit here a blessed one too!

Thank you for stopping by. Take care and have a blessed day!

Warm Regards,
Nancie

24 Kind thoughts:

Denise said...

Bless you for being so kind to Tams, praying for her. Asking God to continue to provide for you financially, and physically. I love you.

Joan said...

Nancie - I love your thankful heart. As I read your post, I can't help but believe that God put you in TAM's life because she needed someone who would understand depression.

God can and will use the adverse circumstances in our lives to bring glory to Himself and to help others. You are being His willing servant. Praying for you, dear one.

Blessings,
Joan

Karen said...

I dearly love that song. Thank you for this uplifting post this morning.

Melonie said...

Nancie - this is such a lovely post. From your heartfelt thoughts to the pictures and Scriptures you share....this visit has definitely made me feel blessed to have stopped by. Hoping things go well for you and for your sweet friend TAM.

Martianne said...

Continue counting your blessings. It will bring you strength and smiles. I have a close friend who is bipolar and know what a challenge it can be. I pray you continue to deal with it with grace and faith!

Rocks said...

Nancie,

Will pray for Tam, may she find comfort and peace in our Lord. God bless you for reaching out to her. :) You are such a blessing despite of your situation you seems to be bringing smile to our Father because you really have a good heart.

In Him,
Rocks

Debbie said...

Nancie, I love how you share the love of Christ with others like TAM. So many people find they don't have the time to reach out to others like this. But you have persisted in visiting her and blessing her and that's the way the church should be to others.

How sad that TAM has such burdens in her family especially since she is so sick herself. It is easy to get depressed when life becomes so hard. But in the midst of her situation, maybe the two of you could praise God. There's nothing like praise and thankfulness to tell the enemy to scatter.

Praying for you too Nancie!

Blessings and love,
Debbie

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Denise,

Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for your prayers for me and TAM. Thank God for His many mercies to her and to me.

Thank God for strengthening your Lovebug and he is adjusting so well to work. Keeping him in prayers and you too for your eyes and thyroid ultrasound. May our Lord strengthen and restore you too. Glad your sister Vickie got a good report from her foot doctor. Praise God for blessing you and your loved ones! Take care and have a very blessed weekend and Lord's day!

Warm regards,
Nancie

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Joan,

Thanks for your visit and kind words of encouragements. Thanks too for your prayers. The Lord is good! Praying for you and family too.

I rejoice with you and your husband on the graduation of his oldest great-niece. Thank God for preserving your husband and fulfilled his desire to see the graduation of his nieces and now even his great-niece! With God all things are possible! Take care and have a blessed weekend and Lord's day.

Warm regards,
Nancie

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks for your visit. Thanks for sharing those encouraging verses and thoughts on your TT post. I like the way your friend answered "I'm slowly makin' progress!". Our Christian life is one of slowing making progress in the Lord. And it's a comfort to remember that God allows it that we always have challenges to overcome, not to earn God's love, but so that He can teach us how to be victorious. I need this reminder today. Take care and have a blessed weekend!

Warm regards,
Nancie

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Melonie,

Thanks for your visit and kind words of encouragements. It's really nice to hear from you. Thanks for your well wishes for me and my friend. Thank God for His goodness to us. Things are working out well by His grace.

Happy Birthday to you! Glad you have many wonderful gifts and most importantly you have loving family members. They are so precious! I am so thankful too for technology as I have learned so much and benefit is so many ways from it. I am glad that I can connect with you and so many on the internet. Amazing the power of technology! Take care and have a great weekend!

Warm regards,
Nancie

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Martianne,

Thank you for your visit and encouragements. Thanks for your prayers. I am praying for you and family too.

Thank God for providing clothing for your children in His wonderful ways! Truly God is good and He provides for all our needs. I love God's Words too and praying that He will enable me to trust in Him and His promises, and walk in obedience to His Words with a grateful heart for His great love. Take care and have a blessed weekend.

Warm regards,
Nancie

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Rocks,

y God bless you as you serve Him. Thanks for your visit and kind words of encouragements. It's so good to hear from you. You are such an encourager!

The "Back to school : Hygiene Day" is really a great ministry you are doing! The children are so happy and blessed by the kindness you and your friends have shown to them. MaTake care and have a blessed weekend!

Warm regards,
Nancie

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Debbie,

Thanks for your visit and many kind words of encouragements. It is always so good to hear from you. You are a Super Encourager! Thanks for your prayers and I am praying for you too. Thank God for His goodness and mercies.

I really love your TT post. It really touches my heart. Spending time with our Lord is truly precious and makes a great difference in our life. I have found it to be so too. Thank God for always blessing your time with Him. Love those pictures you shared. It's so true that God knew each one of His creatures and they weren't worrying about where tomorrow's food was coming from. They just take one day at a time. I need to learn that too :)

Take care and have a blessed weekend!

Warm regards,
Nancie

becky aka theRAV said...

Praying for your friend Tam. Hoping her situtation will improve. You are a good friend to her. Glad you have had more assignments to make more money to pay your bills. It is neat when the Lord provides us just enough. Thankful for you, your blog and your comments. May the good Lord continue to bless you esp with good health to continue and do His work.

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Becky,
Thanks for your visit and encouragements. You are another Super Encourager that the Lord has brought into my life and I love to hear from you always.

Thank God for seeing you through the many ups and downs. The magnet on the fridge is really encouraging! I too need to remember that God has everything under control. I am praying with you too for your Daddy driving the rental car and praying for you too that God may bless you in many wonderful ways as you rest in Him day by day admist the many challenges in life. He is with you always and holding you tightly to Himself. Please take care, sweet friend, and may God bless you and family with a blessed and refreshing weekend!

Hugs,
Nancie

INSIDE THE SHRINK said...

Nancie, I just stumbled onto your blog. What a blessing! You are surely living as Christ did while he walked on this earth. Your love and compassion inspires me. I am a psychologist and I understand Bipolar Disorder very well. Your thankful heart has made me look at the great blessings in my life and thank my Lord for them. God bless you and keep sharing. You are making a difference.

Bob West said...

I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I have yours. Very interesting.
I am now a follower.
God Bless, Bob
http://westbob.blogspot.com/2010/05/god-vs-science.html

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Shrink,

Welcome to my blog. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your encouraging comment. It's really nice to hear from you.

I enjoyed the article you shared. This quote is especially meaningful "This self-recovery is best done within the nurturing environment of God's love and acceptance. When the person can be brought back to an understanding of value and worth in God, apart from anyone else, healthy relationships can finally be formed." This is so true!

Take care and have a blessed weekend!

Warm regards,
Nancie

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Bob,

Thanks, Bob, for your visit. It's nice to meet you.

I enjoyed your post too. Psalm 18:1-3 are so comforting and so are your sharing about these verses. It's a great encouragement that God will always deliver us.

God bless,
Nancie

becky aka theRAV said...

Yes, indeed Nancie, Thank God for seeing me thru the many ups & downs on this roller coaster of life I have been on. Glad you liked what my fridge magnet said. I need to remember that God is in control far more often. Thanks for your prayers for Daddy and for the blessing for me. You are so sweet. Rest in Him day to day is also good advice I need to heed often also. Thank YOU for that.I loved that He is with me always even when I feel no one else is. A God hug. How awesome. May you have one yourself today and always.

I believe YOU are the THE Super Encourager here. I love to hear from you too. Your words always give me a much needed lift. We were blessed with a refreshing weekend. Hope you had one too. Thanks again, my friend.

Barbara said...

Another great testimony Nancie.Jesus did not promise to take away all pain but He did want to manifest Himself in it. Blessings

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Becky,

It is indeed very encouraging that God is with me always. I am so glad you have had a refreshing weekend. I too have been blessed with a wonderful weekend. Thanks for your visit and encouragements. Take care and have a blessed week.

Warm regards,
Nancie

More Than Conquerors said...

Hi Barbara,

Thanks for your visit.

The photos you posted on your blog are so beautiful. It looks like a really beautiful place. Glad you have be able to take a walk at such a lovely place. I too love to go walking. Always very refreshing! Take care and have a blessed week.

Warm regards,
Nancie

 

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