What could have continued as a wretched day, did not. For this I am grateful.
When my course of overall treatment seemed to need a brand new direction in a far away place, I discovered it did not, gratefully.
Where I thought I would be two years down this road trip of illness is not where I had hoped and it’s o.k.; I thank the Lord for His continuing grace.
Who ever thought I would be connecting with so many different people in so many far away places? Not I and I am blessed for things going this way instead.
Why I spend so much time setting goals when the moment is far more worthy of my attention, I’ll never know. I am thankful for the fullness of living in the now and not yesterday or tomorrow. This minute is all we have to live in anyways, right?
How I ever thought I would find something meaningful to say tonight eluded me when I first started typing. I hope these are Your words, my Heavenly Father, my King, my Lord. I hope they bring you glory and honor this night and with each and every blog that spits out onto this page.
So with a humble heart I must say that I am confused as to where my life is going yet not Who is in control of it’s course or outcome. My mind is mushy as I recover from a tough night with: a few scrambled brain transmissions, an enlightening visit from my Lyme-Literate MD, and a week of wacky medical appointments for sure. There’s so much other stuff to do this weekend yet I have too depleted of energy reserves to much of anything. Guess I’ll start with breakfast when I wake up in the middle of the day and take it from there, one moment at a time. Some important things did get done this past week; I am humbled. Thank you Lord for making it so.
The conclusion might read like the 12th Step of Recovery in Al Anon: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Well here’s my message tonight and I’m working on “walking the talk” as they say too. However the best inspiration, the best encouragement won’t come from me or a recovery program (that ultimately helped lead me to a personal relationship with God). It comes directly from His Word:
You, who have shown me great and severe troubles, Shall revive me again, And bring me up again from the depths of the earth. You shall increase my greatness And comfort me on every side. Also with the lute I will praise You – And your faithfulness, O my God! (Psalm 71:20-22)
Perhaps if we meditate on these words we will no only save the day, we will find hope, love, and joy in His promise of redeeming grace. This is a promise for you, Gentle Reader, if your trust is in the Son of God alone. Oh won’t you join me in seeking Him this day my friend? Let our words, our thoughts mean more than rambling but resound with praise for His holy name, the name Jesus Christ. What could be more significant than when we place our trust where the One who loves us beyond measure gives us every reason why to follow Him? These are things to think about for sure. :J