I saw my cousins family, just go through losing Carole. I watched Carole go through her trial for years as I visited her. She had been bedridden for 11 years and sick for 13 years. I have watched my best friend, Vicki lose her mom after a long illness and then lose her sister who also had suffered a long time. Now as her daddy is in rehab after having 3 strokes, I feel for her and her family. He is doing well though. Thank you for the prayers. Vicki says her motto is "One day at a Time". Some good friends at church recently lost their son unexpectantly. I heard about my sister n law taking care of her son who had kidney stones, & then she got very sick with a virus. I have children that are dealing with health issues. I know many others that are dealing with cancer, and other health problems.. I know some that are dealing with family members on drugs & alcohol. I have a friend that is waiting on a liver transplant. My friend, Krista's dad went through triple by pass surgery today. Please keep him in your prayers. I know of many divorces and single parents. I could go on and on and you could too.
I had something to deal with today that is nothing compared to the loved ones that I just talked about, but this trial really got my nerves today. Sometimes we forget where our help comes from. I don't know if I forgot today, or just reacted first. I guess I am just human. I have always heard that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. My mom sent me an email that says. "This Too Shall Pass" and it always does. These trials are only temporary. Once I got on my knees, the problem was still there, but I had more strength to deal with it. I felt like a little baby when my husband came home as he encouraged & held me. I thought to myself that this is what we are like with our Lord. We are like a baby in the palm of HIS hand. I received the picture above in an email a while back and thought it would go well with this post. We go through trials to make us stronger. Our Pastor preached a wonderful message yesterday about Praise and how we need to use it more. We all have battles to fight. We all have tests to pass. So the next time I go through something, I need to remember that "My help comes from the Lord", "This too Shall Pass" & "One Day At a Time". I am not alone. Everyone has something to deal with.
Psalm 121:4 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
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