“I Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me!
Many are saying of me, God will not deliver him. Selah
But you are a shield around me, O Lord, you bestow glory on me and lift up my head. To the Lord, I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill. Selah
I lie down and sleep, I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side.
Arise, O Lord! Deliver me, O my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.
From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessings be on your people.” Psalm 3
Psalm 3 is a prayer by David. David in Prayer by Rembrandt van Rijn (1652) From Wikipedia
One of my friends sent me a text today. She said she was exhausted and stressed after putting out one fire after another, dealing with one stressful situation after another. She is dealing with life and death problems, a death of a brother-in-law, dealing with non-life-threatening illnesses, and surgeries on top of family and work problems.
Little did I know my day would be surrounded by what seems like even more problems than my friend had on her plate.
My daughter-in-law had been away and although some problems started before she got home, she has been hit by problem after problem since she arrived home to her farm.
First one of her horses is very sick. The vet has been here twice for the horses and she has done a lot of work with the six horses that live here.
Then the dogs have fleas and one dog is very allergic to the bites. Visits to another vet. Three dogs are now sick in varying degrees.
This morning one of the goats in the barn on the farm was very sick. After calling another vet to help with the goat she worked with the goat for five hours, but no vet came and the goat died.
My grandson is very upset and thinks all the animals on the farm are going to die.
Things do not look good here right now, where I am staying on the farm.
The loss of a brother-in-law is painful for all the families involved. The loss of a farm animal or pet, is also painful for the family who are the owners of that animal. I thought that there is nothing I can do for my friend or daughter-in-law.