Well I can honestly say my body has literally rebelled against me this week. I got a sore throat on Mon and by Wed I was down with a serious fever, chills, aches, coughs, sinus pain! My boss sent me home Tue and told me to stay home till I was better. I went to the docs, got meds (which I hate – why are the pills getting bigger?) Today I went to work and it was a looooong day! I had more body aches this week than I care to remember.
I have had a bit of hopeful news this week. It has been a 3-year prayer request to my family and friends. My church family has been consistantly praying for this and we have had no news until yesterday. I have seen God answer many long term prayers so I know it will be in his time. I am not sure which way He will answer it but I am trusting Him for what ever it will be. I was just excited to finally get some news. Please if you think about it raise my unspoken request up during your prayer time, thank you ahead of time.
I also had some dissappointing news this week. It involved a family member. Just when I thought our relationship was healing I find out it was not. And I can not be objective…so another prayer request goes out for this situation. I can not go into detail but know my heart is burdened for them and their eternal well being. I have held out hope for God to do many things in their life and I have even seen His hand in an event or two. But I have to tell you this is a hard case. I know nothing is too big for God but I am afraid that I am getting in the way. I did not intend to but through circumstances I have been put in a position that is not favorable to them and so my actions are seen as self-serving instead of equitable. I really honestly thought I was doing the right thing. I was trusting God to lead me and now my Christianity is being attacked and my motives. I tried to defend myself but ultimately that was all thrown back to me in disdain.
I need to speak truth and I want to speak it in love. But how can one who does not know the Lord hear truth and understand it. The scripture clearly states that a lost man can not. This is the hardest thing to live with when you are witnessing to others. You want so bad for them to hear you and understand you but you know that it is only by the Holy Spirit will come understanding and salvation.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
So looking back over the last week I can venture to say it was not pleasant but somehow there is the feeling that all is well with my soul. How did I arrive here? Oh My, I am not sure but it is good that I am not giving up or turning away. I am reaching up and still hoping through the trials that my dreams will come true! Can I get an amen?
Grace to each one of you stopping by