I have a solid faith in Jesus Christ and if not for that I would have had nothing to get me through some of the difficult times in my life. Knowing that God has a plan for me and is there to help me keeps me going.
I don’t always make it to church because of my health and the cold weather here makes it worse but I can still worship at home. I know that God is always with me.
Sometimes when I am in a lot of pain (from fibromyalgia) I wonder why this is happening to me and I pray for relief. It hasn’t gotten better but I do have good days. I have also had the opportunity to help people in worse situations than I am in. It certainly has made me more aware and sensitive to the the difficulties of others and helping others helps to take the focus off of myself and the pain. I figure my suffering is small compared to what Christ did for me. I can at least do what I can.
I don’t think God causes bad things to happen to people but I know he is there to help us through it. I just always repeat my favorite verse like a mantra. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Phil 4:13
That has always been my favorite verse even before I needed it as much as I do now. It has just always stayed with me. I even ordered stationary with that verse printed on the front. One day my sister sent me a box of stationary that was my grandmother’s (Paternal) and it had that same verse printed on the front the the country blue color she liked so much. I know that she understood how special that verse was and that she also had strong faith. I’m glad I learned about God through my family. Who knows what my life would be like now if I didn’t have that strong faith and family support.
- Daily Prompt: Un/Faithful (sanctifiedbrother.wordpress.com)