GOD is perfect, and trustworthy, and wise.
And not just when things are rolling along smoothly.
Even when there is sadness, grief, pain.
Even when what stands in front of you seems insurmountable.
Even when the worst news possible has been delivered!
“And the hits just keep on coming” I have said once too many times.
Then the disappointment sets in. The overwhelm and fear.
I remember sitting in a doctors office with my husband, hearing the word “cancer”. Followed by “it’s not going away”.
My heart dropped. My mind started flying a million miles a minute with the “what-if’s” and the doomsday mentality took hold.
We were told that day, terrible news! My man, my husband, my friend-of-all friends, my strength, was going to undergo some radical surgery literally removing part of him!
When I caught my breath, I looked to the only real strength there is. I bowed to the rock of my soul; My FATHER, GOD in heaven!
And... I saw my husband in such a different light. He actually joked about the surgery forthcoming. His own faith grew!
Forward to today! GOD provided. GOD gave us strength to move even when we were scared. I thought I couldn’t at times. And.. GOD gave Jerry the fortitude to do what he had to do.
Now it’s over and Jerry is Jerry. He still works hard. Even more so than before because the LORD provides! He still is joking! He still is laughing!
Why? You ask?
Because GOD always was with us. GOD pushed us to keep moving forward.
Don’t get me wrong. I had days where I cried. Jer had days of fear and anger. But, GOD provided us angels to keep us in good spirit in spite!
And we were reminded... it is not our battle but the LORD’s.
None of us on earth, believers or not, know what tomorrow brings.
But...I do know this:
GOD will always guide and satisfy us with good things. HE will keep us strong and well. We will be like a garden that has plenty of water and never goes dry. (Isaiah 58:11)
No matter what is happening! Not even death will deplete! Amen!
I am Deni, short for Denise. I grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood and a Jewish family. In 3rd grade we moved. We moved to a mostly non-Jewish area.... that is where JESUS found me. I say found me because I yet had not acknowledged it, but would find out later.......by grace, HE HELD ME ALL ALONG, just a lil Jewish girl from Philly.