Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

Sharing life through the Word of God with love, encouragement and faith in challenging times (smile)

Life Is Too Short

Always focus on the positive! 😜 Kick negativity to the curb! 😉

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Adapt and adjust. Roll with it, because life goes on! 😉
Thoughts, anyone, anyone? 😉

© afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013

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  coastalmom wrote @

Going through the backdoor of your blog… and loving the doors I missed looking inside!

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  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Glory to God! We always leave the lights on 😉 Thanks and God bless you!

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Oh indeed, we do have to adopt and adjust, even when we go kicking and screaming all the way. Somehow it seemed much easier to work around all of my husband’s diagnosis until this last round of fighting to get treatment and although we don’t have an exact diagnosis or treatment plan, I know things are not as they should be and worst of all — Tom knows things are bad. I see the pain in his eyes, both the physical and emotional and it brings me to my knees. Oh Lord, this man I love has suffered so much. Why so much more? I want to scream at the heavens but what good would it do. Then there’s my own issues. I’ve been the one that’s always been able to do it all. I’m not so good at recognizing my own limitations – – – that is until God literally takes something from my hands and throws it crashing to the floor as yet another reminder. Yes, life goes on. I don’t adopt and adjust well on someone else’s schedule. I know all too well how to be my own worst enemy. I pray, please Lord, give me the grace to walk through one more day. Please allow me to find something pleasing that Tom will want to eat. And while I’m asking — do I have to smile and pretend I’m happy during this difficult adjustment period?

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  Ann “afriendforever54” Friend wrote @

Glory To God. Sheri, {{hugs}} to you, my friend. No, my friend, you don’t have to smile and pretend you are happy during difficult times. I feel your pain. Here is where the rubber meets the road. It always comes down to choosing. God knows our heart and our thoughts. We have to have faith to trust and believe in Him. Our honesty to him when we pray frees us to be real. We have to choose joy, choose to smile. Whatever the case may be. He does love us and does not give us more than we can bear. Although at times, I look up and say really, Lord?

The timing of your response resonates with me since I have spend the late afternoon and evening knocked out because of a painful tooth and sinus issue. I spoke the word, I read Psalms, I cried out to The Lord, please to take this pain away. Nothing. The pain was so unbearable that I cried myself to sleep. I just woke up, no pain and no desire to eat. Ain’t life grand 😊

The truth is, we can speak scripture after scripture during difficult times but Gods will, will be done. He does work all things out and He is always in charge.

Sheri, I don’t have all the answers but I know this, when we can be honest with Him, tell Him our pain, our struggles, it gets it out for Him to heal us in that area. He does answer our prayers in His time.

Thank you and God bless you for sharing. I’ll be praying for both you and Tom. 😊

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