We have been going thru a LOT of dark days and nights lately. And I have written about them - being true to my word in the beginning of this blog and website, to share good and to share bad, to just be real.
So many times we get a picture in our heads that Christians have no problems, they have no trials. That when we give our hearts and lives to Jesus, then all things are well from that point on.
Nothing could be farther from the truth!!!
*Abraham committed his heart and life to God - God asked him to arise and go forth, to where? Just arise and go!
*Moses committed his heart and life to God - and God allowed him to wander in the desert for 40 years!
*Daniel made a stand for God, and he was thrown into the lion's den.
*The 3 Hebrew men stood faithful for God and was thrown into the fire.
*Peter knew hardships thru his life and ministry - and was hung upside down on a cross - because He trusted in the Lord.
*Paul suffered many hardships because of his salvation experience on the road to Damascus.
*Even Jesus said - "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33 (emphasis is mine)
We have been in the darkness of trials and troubles for what seems so long now ... and they continue.
But even in those darkest of nights or days - there are blessings and good times. Joy and laughter and love. Peace that passes all understanding.
I don't know what God is going to do ... but I believe that for whatever reason all this trouble is about - God is still God, and He is still in control of our lives. Good days ... bad days. Nothing changes God.
He is the same yesterday, today and forever! And that has become my greatest blessing in all of this - just to hold to that promise. God never changes. God never changes. GOD never changes. God NEVER changes.
Rick has now done 2 sessions of physical therapy. He has not been thoroughly impressed! It is difficult after all this time of doing much of nothing to do 2 hours of physical therapy every other day. But he has done it. Pressing on.
Rick's physical therapist told us that he was pushing for an overall quality of life in these 12 sessions. That the shoulder is now between God and time for the healing.
He doesn't think there is any chance of Rick passing the functionality test - he predicts that Rick will have a high percentage rating of disability.
And then??? We see Dr Devinney and find out what his determinations are ... and where we go from there ...
Insomnia is kicking my butt once again ... I slept for a couple of hours after going to bed, but then woke up -- and now AWAKE. Well, for all practical purposes. I know me, and there isn't a "going back to bed" ... sigh. So - good morning ... looking for the coffee!!!!!
Y'all have a good day. Love you all!
So why "Scattered Feathers" ? ? ?
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