God is bigger than any fear we face. We don't need to anxiously search for a solution. The best thing to do when we're afriad is to fall to our knees. He'll hear our prayer, meet our needs and help us face our fear with the courage only He can give.
"We know that all things work together for the good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 NRSV
God promises to work everything out for our good. There is always a new way to see God, a new lesson to learn, a new way to prune us to help us grow. God doesn't prevent us from experiencing struggles but He walks with us and helps us grow through them.
They are two verses that have become very dear to me these last few weeks, with seeing my mom worry about her mammgram (praise God it came back fine-they are just going to watch the small tissue area the Dr. in NY was talking about-it has not changed in 4 months-he wants her to just have a follow up in 6 months) and all the struggles my sweet sister has gone through and is still going through. She could not have her surgery last week on the two tumors in her neck becasue they didn't like the results of her EKG. So she met last Friday and today to take stress tests to see if the cardiologist will clear her for the surgery this Thursday. Being this far away and knowing what she is dealing with all on her own is hard. I have had to cling to God and His mighty plan for our lives and that ultimately whatever the outcome of all of this is, He see the whole puzzle-the "bigger" picture and it is always the greatest plan there could ever be for our lives. I am trusting this, believing this, and so thankful that I know that my sister is a child of God. Our Heavenly Father knew before she was even knit in my mother's womb what plans He had for her life, the good and bad times, the things that would not only grow her in her faith and make her stonger in her walk with Him, but that her testimony would touch so many lives and one of them would be mine.
I look forward to 2012 and all the blessings that God would show us-whatever form they come in, because even in my deepest trials, when I look back and see the greater picture, I can see the blessings overflowing in those times too. I am most thankful that I can rest in the hope that only God can give us and that every day iin 2012 is truly as blessing from Him.
Praying for each of you and what God has instore for 2012 for you and your families.
On this Pathway-
|The whole gang at Christmas. My mom and dad and Mike's dad and us. We had a blessed Christmas season.|