One thing was this quote from the book
"Meet today's problems with today's strength. Don't start tackling tomorrow's problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow's strength yet. You simply have enough for today."
He goes on to talk about in the next chapter "It's a Jungle Out There" about times in our lives feeling like we are lost in a Jungle (Lynnette-if you are reading this-WOW! You just told me that story yesterday)
"We ask the same questions, don't we? We ask God, "Where are you taking me? Where is my path?" And He, like the guide, doesn't tell us. Oh, He may give us a hint or two, but that's all. If He did, would we understand? Would we comprehend our location? No like the traveler, we are unacquainted with this jungle. So rather than give us an answer, Jesus gives us a far greater gift. He gives us himself. Does He remove the jungle? No, the vegetation is still thick. Does He purge the predators? No, danger still lurks. Jesus doesn't give hope by changing the jungle, He restores our hope by giving Himself. And has promised to stay until the very end." "I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matt. 28:20)
I needed that-for days I have walked around quoting scriptures in my head about God and how He cares for us-but was I truly believing it? I have lived in fear for 5 days and if I am honest I am still afraid of what might happen at the Dr.'s appointment at Cook's tomorrow-but the truth is we might not even leave there tomorrow knowing anything more than I know today (I pray not-I am praying that we would find out they are not cancer) except this one true fact, Jesus loves me (and my Brandon) this I know, for the bible tells me so, little ones (and big ones) to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong and He will never leave us nor forsake us.
I really truly feel like I am wandering around in the jungle right now-not able to see through all the trees-but if I will only reach out and let me Jesus grab my hands and walk me through-no matter what is on the other side-He is there for me-getting me through today-with today's strength.
- God will make a way,
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way, He will make a way.
Tomorrow seems so long away from today-in some ways I am glad in others not-I wish I could wake up and we would be on the other side of all of this-I have never wanted and not wanted something to happen so much at the same time.
Thanks for continuing to pray for us. We will be at Cook's tomorrow at 2:30 Central Time and I would asked you would pray us through that appointment.