Wednesday, February 16, 2011
this too shall pass...
Over the past few days I have been filtering a plethora of emotions that range from utter shock to fear of the unknown. These feelings at times leave me feeling desperate...devastated. I can not wrap my mind around my father's recent diagnosis nor do I want to actually. He started chemotherapy today. This makes it real & the thought of my precious daddy having to go through this makes me flat out ill. So I am left with this....a choice. I can allow these emotions to keep me on a roller coaster that will eventually leave me haggard and worn or I can stand firm,dig in my heels and remember to whom I and my father belong. We are both children of the Most High God, bought with a price, precious in His site. I again am reminded to TRUST Him with EVERYTHING. My father often reminds me of the scripture found in Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." He's got it right, God has wonderful thoughts of good towards my father & me for that matter.Thoughts that are more full of perfect love than I could ever fathom. I also know deep down that God's promises are true & that every single word of scripture is nothing less than solid truth. When He said in Isaiah 53:5... by His stripes we are healed" He meant it! Every single word. That goes for ALL promises made to us in the Bible. I choose today to stand firm in my faith and claim what is rightfully ours as joint heirs in the Kingdom...knowing that if every single hair on our head numbered & known by God than God is concerned with what concerns me & above all, I can TRUST in Him.
1 Corinthians 8:3 "The man who loves God is known by God."