I was so moved today by what happened I feel compelled to share it with you. I have been dealing with so much pain on a daily basis that I have not been able to do the things I normally do, which is bless and love on people outside of my home. It has always brought me great joy to love and help others.
However, today I felt in my heart I needed to visit my friend who has cancer and is on the last two weeks of chemo. I didn't want the pain to stop me from blessing her with at least a hug and to tell her I love her.
When I arrived we hugged for a long time and began to share our stories with each other. The tears began to stream down my face as she shared how in the midst of what she is going through she is learning to be still and know He is God.
She continued to minister hope and encouragement to me and before I knew it she was holding me in her arms as I cried and she prayed over me. After she finished I said, "I wanted to be the one to be a blessing to you and instead you are blessing me!"
She had that twinkle in her eye and assured me that it was Christ in her.
She said that He gives her the courage and strength to go on each day. Her positive outlook on life, seeing the blessings and goodness of God despite what she is going through has given me hope. I have hope that no matter what I face I can be still and know He is God, and that He loves me and has a plan for me.
I share this because no matter what you may be facing and how much you may be hurting God is with you, and can work through you. Also, just when you think you have it bad someone has it worse. Be thankful for what you have, and do your best to not dwell on what you don't. Cling to God for your strength and He will help you. Don't give up the fight, don't quit and you will win! You're not alone! We are in this together.