The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

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Friday, September 27, 2013

When sickness, disease, heartache or pain come into our lives we have a choice.

We can choose to praise the LORD, looking to Him for comfort or curse His Name and shake our fist in His face.

This last few days have been filled with pressure, pain, uncertainty and questions as we waited yet again for news of a successful surgery for our first born. Malignant cancer once again invading her body, relentlessly attacking her brain with abandon. We thank God for His provision of skilled surgeons, and praise Him for the knowledge they have. She is resting comfortably tonight in her hospital room, thankful for yet one more day with her family. We no longer question why, but with the faith and the trust a child has for their father, we placed our daughter in our Father' loving arms, knowing He does all things well.

The road from where we were to where we are now was hard and long and filled with potholes of anxiety, desperation, doubt and fear. Tears flowed without warning as we struggled with so many questions, so many ‘what ifs’ - Unable to sleep or eat or think of little else we moved through our days and our nights. But now after five years of surgery, radiation, chemo and more surgeries, the joy of the LORD truly is our strength. We know in Whom we are believing and we are persuaded that He is able to……. Without limits, without question we stand in faith, trusting in the trustworthiness of our loving Abba Father.

We  have chosen to Praise the LORD. 

In all things give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you and me.
 
We have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back.!!!.

3 comments:

  1. Ali,
    To choose to follow Christ, to put all in His hands during this most difficult time; this brings such great honor and glory to our God.
    I have been reading the writings of a woman named Ruth Bryan. Ruth lived from 1805-1860; in her short time on this earth, she wrote much. Ruth suffered from cancer near the end of her life and her dealing with it is simply amazing, as is most of her life. I am going to share a couple of links to her writings, praying they will be of great encouragement to you and your family.

    http://gracegems.org/Bryan/biography_of_ruth_bryan.htm

    http://www.gracegems.org/Bryan/1860.htm

    http://www.gracegems.org/Bryan/letters_of_ruth_bryan.htm

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  2. Thanks Lyn. I look forward to meeting you when we get home.

    I will check out the links.

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