I'm going to Hawaii and I don't know which clothes I should pack.
My wife was with a church group tonight and I have to eat left-overs.
The lowest setting on my car's air conditioner doesn't work.
My AC is drying my eyes out.
The entrance to the Olive Garden is on the other side of the building.
Oh golly!!! I thought of my Mom, and many others, who I think would love to have their worst problem be a broken AC!
I can't describe the emotional burden I felt. While I was feeling it, I knew that it was not something unique to me. I was not the only one in this world who had or would know what it was like. It amazed me that after a good night's rest, I would wake feeling tired.
I say all this, keeping in mind the fact that I am not the one closest to the suffering. Still as close as I am, it hurts to think of it all!
|A great animal lover!|
Teaching his grand's to feed ducks from their hands!
Some of the hardest experiences give the greatest opportunity to bring us closer to God. I have loved the birthing experiences that I have had. I chose to give birth, medication-free. People think I am crazy, in fact I THINK I AM TOO! But going through those difficult experiences truly made me cry out to God, and beg Him for immediate help and mercy, which was undoubtedly sent, and it really helped me to realize how much I need Him! It helped me realize how I am nothing without Him, and everything with Him! I felt so close to my Savior and so thankful that He would see me through that experience. When it was all said and done, I felt like my life had been changed forever through the mercies of Jesus Christ, and it has!
So whether its the uncertainty of life, or life with a loved one who's brain no longer functions as it used to, or even childbirth! Trust yourself to God. Give your life to Him! Trust Him with your heart and your feelings. Say it out loud! Whatever your heart or your mind or your tired body is grieving over, remember that "earth has NO sorrow that Heaven cannot heal."