Friday, September 25, 2009

Reflections on Trials and Faith

Well, it's been a long, long week. I am still dealing with MS issues, even with the three day course of steroid infusion. My youngest son has now missed 6 days of school... not a great way to start his Senior year. This is likely a continuation of the Epstein Barr Virus he got in the spring. He had to have further bloodwork done yesterday and has at least one upcoming medical test.

The mind hears littles whispers... why would God??? where are the miracles??? what have I done wrong???

My spirit just keeps reaching out to God believing, and knowing, all is not lost. We are not forgotten. Life sometimes just is what it is, and we are expected to make the best of what we are given. Like the story of three who were given talents from the Master, if we are given only one, we are still expected to make the most of it.

If my eyesight fails further, I have my boys who would proof-read my writing for me; I have a husband who will make sure I get where I need to go, and keep me safe; I have friends and family to talk to; I have ears to hear books on tape and beautiful music. I have a voice to encourage my boys when their lives seem to be unbearable. To say to them, "Faith will see you through even this... and one day you will look back on all the challenges and adventures of your lives and thank your Heavenly Father for all He has done for you! In the mean time, do not be discouraged. Make the most of what you have been given."

Copyright 09-25-09 ajj


Pam Warden Art said...

Amen, sweet friend, Amen. "Yea, tho He slay me, yet I will trust in Him."
Love you,

Pam Warden Art said...

Nita Jo
When you get a chance, please listen to song #43 Jesus, Jesus on my blog Faith Folk.
It's for you....

Salitype said...

make the most of what is given to you....such inspiring words and thought!

i am profoundly touched by your sharing. let me share something i wrote not long ago...

take my hands
let me lead you to a place
where the sun always shines
where the moon appears at my command
where the rain falls at the clap of my hands
where the wind sings in rhythm and rhymes

take my hands
let me hold you tight
know in your heart i will be by your side
never to leave you when you are down
never to abandon you in your darkest nights
never doubt that i will carry you when heavy yoke halt your stride

take my hands
come walk with me
let me give you rest
let me in your heart and you'll find love
let me touch your soul and you'll know hope
let your spirit seek me and i shall give you peace


God bless you,Nita Jo...

inlandempiregirl said...

Faith is a powerful thing.

Nita Jo said...

Thank you sweet friends! Today has been another hard one. Your words lifted me again.

IEG, I know you understand. I come to your blog to bring peace to my spirit, and it always does. Thanks for being there!

Pam, That song was perfect. I was already weeping when it ended, then it moved right into the bagpipes playing Amazing Grace... one of the versions that always touches my heart.

Salitype...(I don't know your name)Your comments have blessed me so much. The poem is perfect for where I am right now. It's a beautiful piece of writing. I am going to share it with my son. I know it will raise his spirits.

Blessings on each of you!
Nita Jo