Monday, April 29, 2013
II Corinthians 4: 8-9 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; caste down, but not destroyed.
Life can really throw us a curve sometimes. All of us have our tribulations. It may be illness as in my case, it may be a loss of some kind, it may be loneliness, disappointment, family problems, etc. We can be going along doing just fine. We get to comfortable. Then suddenly things change in an instant. The problem with us as human beings are that we think we are in control. We aren't! We never know from one day to the next what will happen. Remember, if you are a Christian, you have the LORD on your side. I recently when through a very rough time. I really suffered a great deal. A point in my suffering I became weak as a child of GOD. I couldn't understand why everything seem to fall apart. I knew deep down that the LORD was with me. I had a lot of days when it seemed the tears wouldn't stop falling. I was gaining weight through the whole thing. I couldn't walk without a cane or walker. I was back to square one and in more paint then before. As time went by, I calmed down and ask the LORD to help me deal with it all. HE is always faithful! It has taken a long time, but I am getting back on track and some normalcy. One week ago I started planning out my meals and tracking. I am staying very active despite my pain. I held my breath as I weighed in this morning. I have had such a hard time since surgery with gaining weight, I figured I hadn't lost anything or just a pound. The scale rounded around and I screamed with happiness. I have lost 7 pounds this week. Praise the LORD! HE blesses our obedience. Hubbie had gained weight as well. So he is eating healthy with me. I couldn't cook as much as it is required to eat healthy until recently. I like to cook everything as fresh as possible. We were eating a lot of fast food and prepackaged food, because I wasn't able to cook. Hubbie only cooks a few things and they are fattening. Now that I am able to stand much longer and get around better, I am able to cook our healthy meals. I a gardening with hubbies help. We want our own fresh veggies. I have been praying for my little garden to do well. After just one week of eating healthy again my husband and I feel so much better. We are sleeping better, have more energy, and are enjoying life. Today, I decided to do some chair exercise from Spark People. My husband joined me. I was so tickled. I had been doing some exercises on the bed and not everyday, because some days I can't move well, because my pain is so bad. But I don't sit. I still try to stay active. I go out in the garden and dig around. Everything is in pots, containers, or stale bales. We set the garden up last year and some of it this year, so I don't have to stay bent over and in a strain. I do some light lifting out there some days. I am careful. I am trying to build the strength in my muscles. It will take some time. I am excited to be back on track. I realize no matter how bad things get, GOD is there for me. HE is giving my the strength to overcome and win every battle. Some times it may seem impossible for us to get through whatever is happening to us or someone we are concerned for. Remember these verses that are at the top of this blog. What a blessing the LORD is! HE is there for all of us that is saved. Do not fear or despair! Keep trying to live healthy. If you have gotten off track, as I had, remember you can do this. The LORD is our help!