June 21st, Lamentations 3:22-24 It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
I wrote this is my journal that I was keeping, I don’t remember where I got it from: Sometimes God doesn’t take the pain away, but instead comforts us through it. How we handle difficulties can encourage others and draw His children closer to Him. Your journey can become just the inspiration someone else needs. On the same day, I received a text forwarded from my sister from a member of her church. It said:
“I’m not sure anyone is worse about throwing up or being around someone doing it than I am. I go into panic mode when I think someone is close to getting sick, I handled it with my kids though because I didn’t have a choice. Throwing up was a HUGE concern of mine going into chemo. I had a little wastebasket, plenty of trash can liners, everything I thought I would need. I NEVER THREW UP! Stayed nauseous most of the time but there is medication for that. If one level doesn’t work, they bump you up to the next level of nausea meds. I just tried not to let my stomach get too empty. God is good! Let Jan know that this is an opportunity to let God reveal to her just how good, how powerful and faithful, he is! He can show her so many things through this trail, she just has to ASK Him for what she needs and wait and watch Him work. Always look for His work throughout this entire trail. He’s so awesome! Things may not work out like we think it should we always prefer the easy way but His way is best! I’ll be praying for her. Remember to tell her what I said or forward a copy of this text to her”.
I am the worst when it comes to throwing up and I want to be an encouragement to others through my journey. This message and others like it were on-time messages through-out my season of sickness. Be an encourager today!!