February 8, 2012

I just heard from an old friend that one of her daughters has MS symptoms, many times cannot walk or empty her bladder.  She is married with 6 young children.  Her other daughter has such terrible Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, had it for over 10 years now, that she is bed-ridden.  Also married with 2 young children.  My, how hearing about others’ trials gives me new perspective.  Part of me hates that others go through such difficulties and yet, in God’s kindness, it brings me to my knees.  I also know that all things work together for the good of those who love the Lord.  I give thanks to God that these women and husbands are Christians.  Thankfulness that they have ultimate hope in Jesus Christ.  I think of all the opportunities my friend has had in raising 2 other children along with these daughters, helping with her grandchildren and caring for a husband.  I think about the complexity of life and how there is not one single tittle God does not know about.  And I’m amazed.

It doesn’t always make the journey easier but it sure makes the future brighter.

Hope had a harder day physically today.  Who knows why?  It can be like that with auto-immune diseases.  One moment you can be feeling pretty good and another nauseated or fatigued.    But getting a little perspective is always a good dose of medicine.

Romans 12:15 says to rejoice with those who rejoice and to weep with those who weep.  I pray God always allows me to do both easily.


One Response to “PeRsPeCtivEs”

  1. David and Betty said

    Magnify the Living God!

    We have read your latest posts and we encourage you. Your responses to family life are God driven and you cannot go wrong. It is difficult, we are sure, but Matthew 11:28 is written in red. we are privileged to pray with you.

    We love you all.

    David and betty

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