2 Timothy 2:3-7 "Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. Soldiers don't get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them. The athletes cannot win the prize unless they follow the rules. And hardworking farmers should be the first to enjoy the fruit of their labor. Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you understand all these things."
As my husband was receiving this news about his job, he too heard from his mom. My father-in-law now has a mass growing on his kidney, an aneurysm on his heart and emphysema. The man has never smoked a day in his life. I can say proudly he has never even said a curse word. He is just an all around special man. One of those you rarely meet, and I am blessed to have him as a father-in-law. What do you do with news like this? His aneurysm is four centimeters. They only do surgery when it is five. The concern in my husband's eyes for his father is heartbreaking.
During all this, my mom is staying with us for a while. As she has suffered from Shingles, she now has other things wrong. She may be in the early stages of Dementia. We are not sure yet, but we are sure that there is something wrong. I am not sure if she is able to be on her own any longer. As she just had a doctor visit last week, we were to wait a week and see how she was. She is no better as of yet. I am fearful for my mom. How can I not be? There are many things going on with my mom. Some I just do not understand. But I know God does. He is already there in the midst of her need.
Isaiah 40:10 "Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."
He has never left my family. There have been times I have wondered where He was. I must be honest. There are times my faith was shaken, but God never failed to show me He was there. In those times I didn't think He was He was working behind the scenes. I may not have seen His work at the time, but later, when I was out of the storm His mighty power and glory was shining. I was looking for a quick answer. I was looking for the answer I wanted. I was looking for God to move when I said. He is not on my time table. He knows far more about my life than me. It is when I totally trust Him that I see not only the wonder of His love, but the continued work He is doing in me.