Wednesday, September 5, 2018


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Wilderness.  A tough place.  It isn't the beginning or end of a journey.  It is the cross point.  The point when you're tested.  What you believe, who you love, what you want.

How do you cope in your wilderness?  Do you hide and quit or do you continue forward?

Choices like this are faced daily.  One minute everything is okay and the next it falls apart.

In a flash of an eye you end up seeing a doctor and hear unpleasant news.  Sometimes a flash is all it takes to rattle your chains.

Other times a shake is what you need to wake up and realize that it will be okay, even if it doesn't feel like it now.

These are the moments when we're being tested.  Especially times when your body is aching and/or you hear loved ones scream in pain.  When hope can feel miles away.  But it isn't.

These are the times when you hang onto Jesus even tighter because without Him you won't have strength to endure and overcome the pain.

Physical pain is difficult.  There is one thing it teaches you though.  How to enjoy moments.

Sometimes a moment in a flash of a day breezes by like lightning across the sky.

Some days hurt so badly, and not going anywhere feels like vacation.

It's amazing how many emotions we can go through in a day.  Let's face it.  When you're struggling with physical pain it takes everything you have to mentally keep yourself calm in those times.

Such as focusing on the rainbow in the middle of the storm.

Have you noticed that even good changes bring pain?  Adjusting from one thing to another.

In the last article we chatted about standing guard in the heat of battle.  This month's post is about staying calm in the midst of the change.

These are the moments that can transform you into who you'll be.  Good or bad, it's up to you!

"Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you;  He will never leave you nor forsake you."  (Deuteronomy 31:6  NIV)

You aren't supposed to handle this alone!  Let Jesus help you.  He won't let you down.

"...I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me."
(John 14:6  NIV)

"The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid."  (Psalm 27:1 NIV)

May this message be a Blessing in your lives and mine.  In Jesus name, Amen!!!


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  1. It's so true that where we focus in these situations makes such a difference! I'm grateful that God is with us and we are not alone!
    Visiting from Holley Gerth's.

  2. It's amazing how much something can change by the way we view it. I'm very grateful too. :)


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