The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.
You know we all suffer, my suffering are just different than yours. And I believe a true test can come when we can glorify our Heavenly Father during and in spite of the sufferings we have.
Most people that know me know that I suffer from a variety of medical problems that stemmed from when I had cancer twice 12 years ago. And if I averaged all the surgeries I’ve had that would come out to almost 2 a year for at least 10 years. WOW, that’s a lot of surgeries right, if you add up that’s a lot of time in the hospital and until I submitted my life to Christ in 2009 I didn’t have any hope of joy. I always thought that that’s how my life was just going to be. Half Empty
In 2009 Jesus changed all that and in stead of looking at the glass as half empty, I started seeing it half full. All because I started living the way I was being taught through Gods Word. I didn’t get it right off the start but I learned that it’s a process, a journey. From this point I started see that the time I had to go to Drs or being the hospital I started seeing as an opportunity to tell people about Jesus and encourage people. I still do this to this very day. This is how I keep the joy of the Lord when I’m sick. It’s not always easy either, but I try to keep in mind the hope I have and others desperately need this same hope, which makes it all worth it. God is really good to me and is allowing me to live a full life for Him
If you have some struggle or burden take it to Jesus and find a believer in Christ that can encourage you, lift you up in pray and let you know that you don’t have to struggle all alone. God Bless You All
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