Not For Wimps

Ever since I turned a certain age I’ve been fighting a nasty infection that just won’t quit. Four doses of meds and yet it recurs. That’s why these verses put me over the edge this a.m. and I let God know it.

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland (Isaiah 43:18-19,NIV).

“I’m sorry, God, the new things I perceive are pain, despair and self-pity. God, if you are making a way in the dessert and streams in the wasteland they must be really deep, because the only moisture I see is in my eyes.”

And God pointed out …

I know how great this makes you feel, even though you have to put up with every kind of aggravation in the meantime.  (1 Peter 1:6, MSG)

Pity parties are a bad choice.

Prayer – Lord, may us trust and praise you, even when we don’t feel like it. Amen.

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