Wednesday, December 19, 2018
by Susan King
Something I have always believed is that, if we don’t move forward, we become stagnant.
There have been quite a few changes for me since January of this year. The doctors found blood clots in both lungs which led to the discovering that I had a rare lung cancer and had to have surgery to remove a lobe. My husband passed away, which led to finding out that he owed a huge debt. The combination of these things led to me having to sell my house and move to a smaller one. But in all of this, I found love with my best friend.
Several verses and thoughts kept me moving forward during this time, along with the help of family and friends. I needed to focus on Who calms the storm, not on the storm. A guest speaker at FCC based his talk on this. It helped me through the fear of the upcoming surgery and brought peace to my heart.
What also helped me were two of my favorite Bible verses: Jeremiah 29:11 ~ “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” and Philippians 4:13 ~ “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Sure, we can move forward on our own, but it is so much easier and less lonely to move forward with God in faith. Change can be downright scary, but if we hold tight to our Savior, we will get through it together.
TODAY: Pray for someone who is living in a nursing home or independent facility by name.