November 10, 2006

1 John 5:3-5 This is love for God: to obey His commands. And His commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

"I think the real battle will begin once I am healed" is one thing that Jeff stated a few months back. Well, Jeff has received his perfect healing, and part of me thinks he was right about the battle becoming worse. Jesus told us that He would never leave us or forsake us, and that all things will work together for good. Those promises are what keep me going. This last week has been very hard on our family. It seems like each one of us has been involved in some type of battle, and it is truly beginning to wear down us all. I know that I have put God in the drivers seat, but sometimes I feel like asking "Where are we going??" or "Why are we taking the long way to get there?" I know that He has been down each of these roads before, and He is not getting us lost. The battles that my family have been facing were not only in dealing with cancer and sickness, and therefore are ongoing. We have to continue to hold on to the promise that we win in the end, even if it feels like there is no hope at times. Psalm 31:14-17, 21-24 “I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me. Let your face shine upon your servant; save me in your unfailing love. Let me not be put to shame, O Lord, for I have cried out to you. Praise be to the Lord, for he showed his wonderful love to me when I was in a besieged city. In my alarm I said, “I am cut off from your sight!” Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help. Love the Lord, all his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful, but the proud he pays back in full. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.” I took this verse from Jeff's entry dated November 8, 2005. On November 8 of this year, I pulled up this entry and was thankful that Jeff's faith is still helping me today. Everyone has been so supportive in praying for our family, and that is why we felt like we could ask for you to continue your prayers. My family is exhausted from the last few years, and God promises that when we are weary, He will give us rest. We believe in the power of Jesus, and we have the ability to overcome with His help.

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