I was praying today, feeling discouraged over the process of finding an adult home and the right care for my husband, probably impatient, and losing hope which had been renewed recently. As most of you know we have been dealing with his alzheimer's disease for the last three years and his condition has gradually declined. Many wonderful people have prayed for him, with him, and others (especially folks on line) have also entered in prayer support from afar not really knowing us entirely nor the situation but grasping the seriousness of what it means. Most have had or seen what this can do to the person with the disease and the toll this takes on those of us who take care especially family members. So that being said..this week I had renewed hope; but today I feel like again the rug is being pulled out from under us. We Contacted three group (Christian) homes , two not financially feasible, and waiting to hear back on one. As I confess all to the Lord I think the Spirit spoke the Psalm below. I am sharing it this morning with some reflections following: Save me, O God, by thy name, and vindicate me by thy might. Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth. For insolent men have risen against me, ruthless men seek my life; they do not set God before them.Selah Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life. He will requite my enemies with evil; in thy faithfulness put an end to them. With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to thee; I will give thanks to thy name, O Lord, for it is good. For thou hast delivered me from every trouble, and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies. (Psalm 54, RSV) As the enemy thwarts, lies, and discourages I am believing in the power of God..As I shared yesterday with someone on here..Joshua 5-6 spoke to me. As the angel of the Lord said to Joshua that the battle was won even before the city was taken I also claim the Victory in God. Meanwhile there is the battle. Thanks for those prayers..much appreciated.