Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hope? Hope!

If you've read Life with Lynnie (LwL) recently, you'll know that I talked about how I finished reading the Old Testament portion of the Bible.

Again, I'll admit I am truly happy I completed reading that portion of God's Word.

You may be wondering why I am feeling this way.  I guess I'll tell you.

If you have been reading LwL or know me personally, you'll know that I was truly sick at the end of May.  In June, you may be aware that I spend nine (9) days in hospital.

No, I didn't receive treatment for what I still need treatment for.

However, as I mentioned in a past LwL entry, my sugar level rose high.  And, I was put on two (2) types of insulin.  :'(

A fellow Christian came to my bedside at the hospital, to teach me how to use the insulin.

This did not make me happy, to be sure.  But, I didn't have a choice, so I did what I had to do.

After I began using the insulin, something happened to me that made me very sad. 

I couldn't see well.  In fact, I couldn't read my Bible.

Why?

My vision was blurred.

This truly made me upset.  And, sad... even though I had been told that this would happen to me.

I must admit, I was glad that I had read much of God's Word, the Bible, before getting as sick as I was.

Thinking about His Word, and what I had learned by reading the Bible, I calmed down.

This brought to mind, Romans 15:4, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope."

God's Word, the Bible... was written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.  Amen!

By thinking of this, I was able to calm down.  Patience was in my heart, even though I wasn't happy about not being able to read my Bible.

He not only helped me deal with the heartbreaking issue, but he filled me with hope... that I would be able to again read His Word.  And, it did happen... but, not right away.

Even so, I'm grateful that He helped me, gave me hope and provided me with answered prayer for getting my vision back.

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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