Sunday, April 7, 2013

Even As...

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about the fact that those who belong to Christ, usually suffer from many afflictions in life.

For sure, I have.  It's not easy.

Even so, I am grateful that my Lord is always there for me.  He promised to never leave me, nor forsake me, to be with me always, even 'til the end of the age.  And, you, too... if you belong to Him.

Just so you know, my family and I have been burdened with a series of trials that has drastically affected my family... and me.  In fact, I will go so far as to say that I feel like I've aged 10 years or more, just in the last few months.

Please realize that my family would not want me to write about these issues that we are still in the middle of.  At least, not at the moment.  So, please don't expect me to do so.

What I will say, is that due to these family problems and due to the fact that I'm in the process of suffering loss, I have felt overwhelmed, at times.  When this has occurred, I prayed.  After all, God is in control; not me.

One thing stuck out in my mind, as I prayed.

It was rather hurtful to me that there had been problems between some of my family members.  And, it seemed to me, that much forgiveness was needed.

A Bible verse came to mind.  Ephesians 4:32, "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

Even now, I am praying that God will heal those who need healing, whether physically, financially, emotionally, spiritually, relationally, or... whatever the need is that each of my family members have. 

In addition, I'm praying that God will place it on the hearts of those who need to forgive, to do so.  May the Holy Spirit lead each person, placing on the hearts and minds of all involved, to love, forgive and repent, if required.

And, I thank God.  After all, He did tell us to be thankful in all things.  Even if life doesn't happen the way we dream it will be.

Until next time...

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