Saturday, January 18, 2014

I Reckon...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) yesterday, I discussed how I overexerted myself a week ago Friday, and paid big time, for it!

As planned, last Saturday, I packed up the food I had prepared for others, and delivered it.  That's about all I got to do, though. 

Along with all the women of my church family, I had been invited to my pastor's home.  His wife had prepared a meal for us, and a time of fun and fellowship.

It was my intention to attend with the others.  However, being in such severe pain, I knew I just could not go up and down any stairs.

I ended up, not joining in for the fun, food and fellowship.  :(

This truly was upsetting to me.  And, I found myself angry with myself.  After all, I had brought on all that pain and suffering, by doing too much, the day before!

And, suffering... I did.  Day after day, after day.

In fact, it took until Wednesday, before I had any relief. 

Since the pain seemed to have subsided, I thought I had overcome the problem.  So, I did some shopping, Wednesday. 

The pain came back, in a strong attack of my whole body.  :(  And, to date, I haven't had any relief.  I'll have to go see my chiropractor this coming week, to be sure!

As I said, I've just continuously suffered.  And, suffered.

Thinking about suffering, brought to mind Romans 8:18, "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."

Absolutely, I agree that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed in us.  And, I'm not just referring to the physical pain I've been suffering from. 

In this whole life, there has been much suffering, for me.  In many ways.

This is partly why I am so grateful that I belong to God.  That I am His child.

Being a child of His, I know that I must suffer in life, in ways that I may not be able to understand.  For it is His plan for my life.  And, I have no control over it.

In various Bible verses, like 1 Peter, 4:19, we are told that will suffer according to God's will... and we must commit our souls to Him, as unto a faithful Creator!  Which I have done.

Hopefully, you have, also.  If you belong to Him, don't be surprised with the fiery trials you are experiencing. 

Your trials may not be like mine, for we are all individuals.  And, will suffer in different ways in life.

I just keep trusting in my Lord.  And, am thankful for all things, in my life.  Even if things aren't good.

After all, His grace is sufficient for me.  And hopefully, for you, also... if you belong to Him.

If you are not yet saved, I would suggest you read God's Word, the Bible.  Begin in the book of John, and read to the end.

There you'll see that you truly need a Saviour.  And, the Saviour, is Jesus Christ. 

Believe upon Him, and you will be saved (Acts 16:31).

Until next time...

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