In Spite Of…..

This is a beautiful fall day kind of cloudy and this is my kind of weather for sure,but lately I have been having some bad bouts with arthritis & fibro.One causes pain in my joints and the other causes pain in my muscles,and this is not a good day for me.But I do feel like writing & crying all at one time,but in spite of all the pain and depression I still have lots of reasons to Praise God.Because I could be a lot worse,I think of all the young people I’ve seen in Nursing Homes and I know for sure how blessed I am. I worked for many years as a CNA taking care of the sick & the elderly and I truly loved it,I meet so many nice people and some were mean but that was okay,it was probably the pain or not being able to change their situation.I’ve learned like Paul to be content with whats going on in my life because I know  what God loves me,and he will help.And God does help me so much it’s a battle to keep my mind on Jesus and off myself.The flesh loves a pity party but when the flesh is weak,God lifts up my spirit so that I can handle this. It’s such a wonderful blessing to know Jesus Christ and to know that he will never leave me,even when I’m feeling so low like today,for he understands my weaknesses and loves me right through them all! Whoa it seems as if I’m rambling here but it gives me such pleasure to encourage others,and if you’re facing something worse than what I’m going through hold on and don’t give up! For in spite of all we go through God will always send help to us one way or another,help will come. When I’m feeling like this I’ll think about the saints of old that God brought through and that gives me hope,like Job,Mordecai,Daniel and others. Oh yea and Habakkuk in chapter 3:17~19) one of my favorite  scriptures:  Even though the fig trees have no blossom,and there are no grapes on the vine;even though the olive crop fails,and the fields lie empty and barren;even though the flocks die in the fields,and the cattle barns are empty,YET WILL I REJOICE IN THE LORD! I WILL BE JOYFUL IN THE GOD OF MY SALVATION. THE SOVEREIGN LORD IS MY STRENGTH!


I hope you have a wonderful day

Love in Christ Pat

4 thoughts on “In Spite Of…..

  1. Linda Kostin

    I love it Sweet Patootie as I love you for your honesty that you constantly express; knowing that no matter what; … that true fallowers of Jesus that walk in His unconditional love; will not judge your flesh but see through Jesus’ loving eyes, – what a pure heart you have for the Lord: A heart in search of God’s own heart…just like King David had.
    I pray for healing and prosperity in your life my dear sis: Real soon honeychild!

  2. Prudence Ramos

    Yes, praise the Lord!!! Awesome, encouraging words! I love that same scripture from Habbakuk, it is so very uplifting!


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