November 13, 2018
I currently have a couple of Blog posts in the works, but after the news that I received last night I felt compelled to make a post. I can tell you that as usual the prayer line this morning was right on point. Our mantra that Minister Kai gave us for today is “I am good, because I am covered.” No matter what it looks like on the outside, from your point of view or anyone else… God is always in control. This is one lesson that God has taught repeatedly over the last three years.
Diagnosis – God was always in control. I did not know the outcome but GOD did. That was all that matters now. God knew and whether or not I wanted to believe it then HE knew what he was doing. He prepared our family to deal with things in a different manner than most. We were to be encouraging even though most people felt we should be on the receiving end.
Isaiah reminded me, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
Treatment – Any one that has been through or has watched their family go through cancer treatment knows that it is not a walk in that park. It can be excruciating, devastating, debilitating, hard, rough… I could go on and on, however as we have always told our daughters it not about the storm or trial you are going through it is about how you go through it. We had to trust GOD in all things.
Deuteronomy states, “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
Final Diagnosis – I will never pretend to understand God’s reason for anything, but one thing I do know… I will always trust HIM! He knows what is best for me and he loves me. I will always remember, “I am good because I am covered”
Psalm states, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1)
Death – I like to call this a transition. As Christians, we are transitioning from one phase of life to the next. However, in our human flesh we will always need to deal with death. For those of us left behind we have a grieving process. It is a very painful process but it is very necessary to insure our survival. I can only speak for myself, but praying, scripture reading, writing and therapy is getting me through. I lean on GOD for everything because HE is all I know! I had to remember that HE is in control and I needed to let HIM take control. It was always our prayer for GOD’s will to be done in our lives. So when pivotal moment came… It was not my will but GOD’s will that was done in my life. This is all a part of turning things over to GOD and allowing him to have complete control. Our loved ones are in much better place than they could ever be here on this earth. We have to take comfort in knowing that they are finally home with Jesus!
2 Corinthians “For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.” (2 Corinthians 5:1)
It may seems like things I spiraling out of control – GOD IS IN CONTROL
You may feel like you can’t go on… Let GO! – GOD IS IN CONTROL
The Bible tells us not to fear in some form or fashion many many times in the Bible. I think this is reassurance to us that GOD IS IN CONTROL.
Carrie Underwood sings a song that I love called “Jesus, Take the Wheel”
“Jesus, take the wheel
Take it from my hands
‘Cause I can’t do this on my own
I’m letting go
So give me one more chance
And save me from this road I’m on
Jesus, take the wheel”
GOD IS IN CONTROL so let go and allow HIM to take the wheel.
I love you all
Have a Blessed Day in the LORD!