You know what I have discovered about life? There are no guarantees. As we walk this dusty road called life things will happen that we have no control over. Stuff just happens; and, it happens to each one of us. Sometimes when we least expect anything to go awry stuff happens. Many of you may know that I have been battling several medical issues at the same time. And yes, sometimes I wonder when a respite is coming!
One can repeatedly ask when will this rollercoaster ride stop so I can get off. But there is no definitive answer. My mind has been meditating on Holy Week, Good Friday, and Resurrection Sunday. Looking at how Christ was celebrated as He rode into Jerusalem with palm branches waving and amid the shouts of Hosanna that quickly turned to shouts of crucify Him, I ask myself this question.
Must Jesus bear the Cross alone and all the world go free? No, there is a Cross for everyone, and there is a Cross for me! The bottom line is this. My medical issues are my Cross to bear. Yes there are times I am bent and bowed. But, I am not broken like a shattered chandelier.
Each day God wakes me up clothed in my right mind and with a reasonable portion of health I know He still has work for me to do in this Vineyard called life. It gives me another chance to do God's will His way and not mine. He has brought me through this and He has brought me through that. For that I am grateful. I am still standing on His promises.
So, no matter what we face: hardships, loss, storms, death, divorce, you name it. God was, is, and will always be there to protect us, deliver us, provide for us and carry us when can't carry ourselves.
I know this is a long post but it was heavy on my heart! I am not through with medical issues. Just finished radiation treatment. My heart has developed issues again that I thought I'd never have to deal with since my triple bypass years ago. More medication and more treatment modalities lie ahead. Have to have treatment for the cancer in my duodenum in May.
Those of you who are struggling with whatever it may be remember you are not in the fight alone. God is there for all of us. Instead of telling people about our goliath, we need to tell goliath how big and bad our God is. You and I with God are victorious!
I pray God's richest blessings on all of you and your family and friends. Have a Happy Resurrection Sunday!