Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Facing the Moment
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You know it's about to happen. Can you handle it? Everything is changing around you. What do you do?
When life is out of our control how do you face it? It's easy to feel discouraged when you don't know what to do next.
We make plans and then something changes. Not necessarily bad ones. Any change is difficult because it's 'different' from what's planned.
Physical challenges are like this. You make plans about going out somewhere and boom, your body surges pain and become unable to go.
Getting exhausted from mundane things can get aggravating. Wondering why this is going on, feeling like your body's betrayed you. Do you ever have days like this?
Nathan is about to have surgery and it's so difficult watching him suffer. Especially when I can see the man he is inside fighting to feel better.
There comes a moment when you see things clearly and for what they are. Today is one of those times.
Not necessarily because of bad things, but for the good.
Jesus watches us all the time and knows the right time to show you He's here.
After Nathan went to get prepped for his procedure I began to feel alone sitting here in the waiting room, and got a little emotional.
Every time I felt this way someone walked over and encouraged me about the staff, surgeon, and prayed for us.
This is what makes life beautiful and why I love Jesus so much. It's the tender moments, the unexpected nuggets of love that give more pep to your step. It's the little things that matter.
When you love someone is it only the big grandeur acts of love that touch someone? What about the gentler moments when you smile at them or fix coffee?
With so many challenges that we've faced and overcome the moments that stand out the most are the tender ones.
Don't let the painful times rip at your soul. Don't let them get weaved into a chain that's not easy to break.
Weave the good times into something beautiful. Make them into something special. Those are the things that matter - not the rest.
Just because you deal with physical challenges they don't 'define' you. Believe that every day will get better because it will. And when you have a rough day remember what you've woven in your memory. The good moments. Focus on them and you'll feel yourself getting strengthened by Him.
May this message be a Blessing in your lives and mine, In Jesus Name, Amen!!!
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