Sunday, July 19, 2009

Trials and Tribulations

"Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. ... so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure...." (Ephesians 3:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:4 NKJV) Mom has been going through some very scary and serious medical stuff this past week, and it may get worse. But, God tells us not to lose heart (because He is in control, and looking after us), and to have above all else patience and faith. Under extreme circumstances this can be hard to do, but taking a leap of faith and trusting in him will not all bring you closer to God, make you stronger, but also it will be "your glory," and you will be raised among the church of God. I can't honestly tell you how to do this, it's just something you have to choose to do....and pray. Pray for strength, pray for courage, pray for faith and for endurance. Then believe in the word of God and He will hold you in the palm of His hand and be there for you. Love, Beau