Saturday, June 7, 2014

God Answers, Have a Glass of Lemonade

The Upside of Down is a song by Chris August. 

I can't remember the words of the song, 
but the name caught my attention.

It's like taking lemons and making lemonade.

There really is "an upside of down."
Sometimes I have had to search for it, 
having often overlooked it many times.

I find the upside in God's Word. 
I just wouldn't want to face life without It.

We sometimes have to get desperate.
Hannah did and God answered. (1 Samuel 1:18-19).  
Hagar did and God answered. (Genesis 21:14-21)
I have and God answers.

In our anguish, we must cry out to the Lord.
The Psalmist did and I continue to find
strength in God's answers. 

Moses did and the Lord answered.
"I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt, 
I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, 
and I have come down to rescue them from the hand
of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of the land
into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey." 
Exodus 3:7-8

These verses have sustained me, particularly in the past 5 years.

He has seen.
He has heard.
He will come and bring us up.
(Great new for the person who's spent much time in the pit!)
Not only bring us up, 
but He brings us into a good place, 
flowing with all the abundance of God's grace. 

Be Encouraged, 


The medication that the doctor added
has my nerves on edge.
Although the fog is lifting, I haven't slept in two nights.

Still searching to find the balance.

You get sleep, you keep the fog.
You lose the fog, you can't sleep.
It's a vicious cycle.

I got the lemons.
Where's the water and the sugar?
Grab a pitcher and we'll make some lemonade.


  1. Lemonade sounds good - so does a nap! Praying you get some sleep.

  2. Oh dear friend..praying you get relief very soon..Blessings

  3. Bonnie, I am praying that you have by now been able to get some sleep. What a cycle to live with. I will definitely be praying!

  4. We seem to be kindred souls in the 'sleep and/or depression' these days. I pray for you and hope you would pray for me. God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good. Thank you for the comment you left on my blog......Linda

  5. Bonnie, Please consider seeing a naturopath and looking at using natural remedies to help you. These Doctors are just shoving pharmaceuticals your way that have very toxic and long term side effects. You may also consider adrenal gland support and having your hormones tested. You are In my prayers.