My cousin Bill is in the midst of treatment for cancer. He filled us in about his chemo today, he was in the chair from 11a to 5:15p, it was a long day.
He spends the time in the Word preparing lessons and talks to the nurses about faith and adversity. Bill is a warrior, his considerable experience in the military as well as his Christian walk have prepared him for battle.
He shared a story today about a dream/vision he had which brought me to tears. I so HATE to cry, but tears over what God does in someone's life or tears shed with friends as they cry are different. Somehow they are OK. Though it is hard to see the screen as I type and where are the Kleenexes when you need them?
Whatever you are going through now, remember God is with you. His Word tells us:
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
And at last one day: He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
If you feel far from the Lord, remember He is one prayer away, His arms are open, He is waiting for you. He loves you so much He gave His only Son Jesus to redeem you.