Change is not easy I already know that and I’m sure you do too. Oh I do not like changes but I am sure they are for our good,and for the good of others. I’ve learned and I am still learning that God’s word is true,his ways of doing things are so far from what we want and what we think we need. I know when ever changes come into our life and we consider them bad,we want relief and we “want it now”! If relief is not quick enough some other bad boys show up,doubt and fear. They work well together I’m telling you,just in case you hadn’t noticed. It’s only been a week since my surgery and can you believe,I’m complaining already! I have been praying moreI tell ya.For some strange reason I just knew I’d be better by now,yea right, O silly me LOL!! As I’ve said many times before I know God has a big sense of humor. He just has to have because I’m his and I need so much more work! God is truly awesome and so very kind and patient. I got so tired after my doctor’s appointment and several other stops by the time I got home my knee was huge,and very painful. Then the thoughts start coming you’ll never be the same,look at you you can’t do this and that,and right now it feels like that. But I know we walk by faith and not by feelings. Regarless to what fear and doubt try to bring I’m holding on to Gods word because that’s where my strength comes from. Do keep praying for me,the pain is nothing close to what it was before my surgery. I must relax and take it slow as my doctor said it’s slow but it’s coming,it just seems so much more than I can bear.But I know that’s not true for God knows how much I can bear.The doctor said it will take a while for full recovery,but you know we’re so much like that commercial “I want it now”! But our Father moves in his own way and time while teaching us important lessons.Thanks so much for your prayers and continued support.
Love in christ Pat
Scriptures I’m holding on to.
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”(NLB)
10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.NLB)
Well once again God has did as we expected as we prayed! “Hallelujah” I’m feeling very well and all of the pain is gone! Just some minor soreness nothing like I was dealing with before surgery. The doctors and nurses were very kind and they took very good care of me,so did my family and friends. I do so appreciate all of your prayers and your friendship,let’s continue praying for each other and especially the unsaved. Jesus is coming back a lot of people don’t realize what’s really going on in the world now.But we know God is setting the stage for his Son Jesus Christ to break through the clouds any day now,and snatch us up out of here! I thank God for the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ,and his blood has been applied to the mercy seat for us that believe. Thanks once again for your needed prayers and I hope your weekend is wonderful.
Love in Christ Pat
I’ve been going through a lot lately and at times my mind goes places I do not want it to. For many years I worked as a nursing assistant ,and I saw a lot of suffering. I am in so much pain at times until I cannot hardly stand it,and I am wondering will I be helpless soon,will there be any one who cares enough to help me. These thoughts can and will get you down,if you stay there, so I go to Jesus for he surely knows and understands pain and suffering. Then there are days when it seems as if Jesus really does not understand,after all you’ve got all power and you could heal me in a moment. But it’s not his will to heal me yet,so I continue to wait,trust him and pray. When Jesus lived here everyone did not get healed,so I’m not worrying about that or what others say. In my post about Job,I’m sure we all remember the heartache his friends put him through. Hey who needs friends like that,I surely don’t . I praise and thank God for all he has taught me,because it is a real blessing now. I use to get so beat up in different Churches because of this very topic,it got really bad,but God lead me to his word. And down through the years I’ve learned that pain and suffering brings good out of us,and that God is still in control. At the time we cannot see it,but farther down the road as we look back we’ll see how this too worked for our good,and for the good of others. It hurts to see others suffer and it’s nothing you can do. Oh it helps a lot to comfort others as much as possible,without the guilt trips. In (Isaiah 53:14) It tells us how very bad Jesus was beaten, Many were amazed, when they saw him-beaten and bloodied ,so disfigured one would scarcely know he was a person.(NLT) Jesus went through a lot of pain here on earth,and so will we. And it does not mean any thing is wrong with your faith,as some Christians try to make you believe.Yes I praise and thank God for his word that is carrying me through,my favorite scrpiture (Acts 14:22 ) It seems as if Paul went through a lot of pain and suffering also and we sure can learn from him,he said it is through “many” trials and tribulations that we enter the kingdom of God.Paul was shipwrecked several times but through it all,he learned to lean and depend on God. And so must we,for in the midst of it all Jesus is here and he will never leave us. Yet will I praise him!
More helpful scriptures: Isaiah 43:1 Job 33:19 Job 30:17 1 Peter 4:1 Isaiah 48:10