God didn't say we wouldn't suffer, but he said he would be there THROUGH the suffering. "Even though we walk THROUGH the valley of the shadow of DEATH we shall fear NO evil" What an amazing reminder!? THROUGH the valley my friends... we aren't ever stuck there.
Even as I write this, tears well up in my eyes as i think of the tragic stories I've just heard this week that hit SO close to home but what is even more powerful is the immense peace God is giving me at the same time - He is in control of each tragedy, each job loss, each financial struggle and each heartbreak and HE WILL work everything out for the good of those who love him.
I wanted to share with you, if you haven't already read it: Preston's blog. I am still amazed that God uses even his blog to reach my soul... if you click here, PRESTON'S BLOG and scroll down to "accidental tragedies" he writes about the same thing as I do now...
"In this world you will have trouble, but take heart I (Jesus) have overcome the world" John 16:33
I always imagine one day when we are FOREVER in eternity and if we are able to look back on our life on earth the freedom and joy that will come from knowing our present struggles really were worth the joy that is now (heaven) before us. That's why it's so important to know where you are going when you die... realizing this in hell would suck more than anything this life can dish out! I beg you, not because I have to meet some quota of sharing my faith, but because I know this to be true and have lived having a relationship with Jesus Christ and the joy that comes from glorifying God with your life is better than any "joy" this world can give. I promise you. Don't put God on your to do list... God is there and is more real than the words in front of you. CLICK
In other things... we are all settled into our new place! We LOVE it... can I tell you what an enormous blessing it is? I am all unpacked and we even had company this weekend! I still have to decorate the walls, but I'm slow at that because I am freak at "trying" to perfect it all. I have alot coming up this week and one thing in particular... Micah is having surgery, the details are not bloggable, but please pray for both of us. I know that his chance of death are very slim, but still having your precious baby go under and get operated on is something I have never experienced and something I wish his daddy were here for. I need strength and lots of prayers!
Well I should actually get something done around here.... thanks for your continued love and support I am blessed...