James 1 reminds me:
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
These words have guided me for years during many trials by fire and extreme life makeovers! As I have said many times this past week: “If I did not have my faith in Jesus Christ, I’d be lost.”
Wow. That is a testimony of sorts I guess. I give the Lord credit for the presence of mind to utter those words after seizure attacks during various health appointments and when communicating with non-believers on Lyme-specific Facebook pages. I said it because it is true.
To God be the glory for the things He hath done in my life, for the good that may come. I’m going to hang in there for, as Paul Harvey put it, “the rest of the story.” Or better yet as the apostle Paul wrote when bound in chains in his letter to the Philippians:
6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus (Phil 1).
Now that’s a promise for which to hang in there, eh? Turn to Jesus and He will carry you too!