I got up pretty grouchy today. Some days I open my eye after a peaceful night's sleep and then remember "....cancer". Ugh. Those days make tough mornings.
Terence and I always have our coffee in front of the fireplace the living room and talk about what we believe the Lord is doing in our life, then we talk about or hopes and then deliberate a plan for the day, based on how he is feeling.
Well, today he wasn't feeling very well. Still having some pain and feeling a little weak and tired. After we talked, he needed to lay down and take a mid morning nap, which left me feeling a little pressured to get stuff done around here. I posted on my FB page the moment I was faced with the temptation with being really sad (lonely) or mad (irritated that I am left with the burden of things).
Terence had noticed during our coffee time, at first my sullenness and then my irritability. So before he left for his power nap, he 'encouraged' me with this:
|T encouraging me today.|
"Sherry, why are you looking at your life and wondering if God hears you? You feel like giving up because living life seems harder than you thought? You're not alone! I experience the same, but there is encouragement!
God is faithful!"
“God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:9).He kissed my head (Terence, not God) and went and took a nap. At first I started to get mad (because I felt burdened, overwhelmed & left alone), then really lonely and sad.
I knew Terence was right. I can't make it through this
time in my life without remembering that God hears me and that He is faithful. I turned to the book of Nehemiah to encourage myself and found;
|Annie, 3 years old.|
Living above cancer is not denying it.
But by the grace of God, we can defy it's devastating effect on our lives.
His grace visited me today (Annie!), filled my heart with joy and strengthened me tremendously!