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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Blessings in the Trials

In every situation, I believe that we have the opportunity to learn and grow. This surgery has been a very rewarding situation for me. Through the pain, God has blessed me to grow and gain  a new understanding.

The one thing that got me through the painful moments was love and prayers. I could feel them surrounding me. And my God was right there. He held me through the fear of the reactions to the medicine and through the painful moments. One night, I felt Him lift me into His arms and He held me while I slept. His presence was always with me. He understood every tear, and when my strength faltered His strength surrounded me. 

Every time I needed something, it was there. Cards, texts, messages, flowers, hugs, kisses, and my favorite foods. God knew, before the surgery was even scheduled, that it would be hard for me and He had a plan. 

The one thing I have learned is the need to show love and kindness more to those who are hurting and suffering. It means more than we realize. A kind word, phone call, flowers, texts, etc, could be just what someone else needs to brighten their day.

And to stay focused on the reward. It’s not always easy. Sometimes we go through hard times, but it’s during the midst of the storm that we realize just how much Jesus loves us. He suffered the worst pain imaginable for us. At any time, He could have ended His suffering, but He chose to endure the pain for us. And we should be grateful that God would bless us with the opportunity to grow into a stronger vessel for Him.

I don’t enjoy the painful moments. In fact, I usually beg God to help me end the pain. I have learned, however, to appreciate them. It is through the overcoming of the trials that I am able to obtain the reward. Because that is where I find a deeper level of faith, wisdom, patience, knowledge, love, gratitude, and understanding. 

Have a wonderful day!


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