Sunday, October 28, 2012


"But thou, oh Lord, art a God  full of compassion,  and gracious, long-suffering and plenteous in mercy and truth." Psalm 86:15

God never promised a trouble free life on earth for the believers.
He did promise us, though, that He would be with us and help us through each trial.  He is the God of the valley as much as He is the God of the mountain.  We all love those mountain top experiences
but what about when we seem to be in the valley.  We have found the past few months that in the valley is where we have grown the most.

If you have read my blog ~ you know that Silas had pulled his back and had to go to the doctor.  This went on almost two  months. He was in a lot of pain.  Yesterday, a week ago, we took him to ER.
There they found a tumor on his backbone.  He was admitted to hospital.  After quite a few test they told us he had bone cancer.
They immediately started radiation and steroids to shrink the tumor.
He was sent home but has to go for radiation every day for several weeks.  Then they will take a bone marrow test.  

Okay, that is out of the way!  Now, the learning part.  God started dealing with both of us.  One day Silas broke down and said, "I have been trying to fix the outside when all the time it was inside."  That made sense, but then he told me how that God showed him his heart problem.  These questions will be good for us all to take 
a good look at.
1. Are we really sincere in our prayer life or is it habit?
2. Do we really witness and tell of God's love as we should.
3. Why do we go to church 
I won't list it all but if the Lord has ever stirred your nest you know what I am talking about.

So many things that we take for granted.  But we know it will all be okay.  God makes no mistakes and He gives grace for every need.


Julie Page said...

Hi Aliene, you are so right about how the Lord gives grace in the valleys. Thanks for sharing those questions too. Love and prayers, Julie

Sarah (Nikki) said...

HI Ailene....I wanted to come by....let you and your husband know...I'm praying for him....and you...stay strong okay...He's still in control. Always will be. And you guys are in smack dab in the palm of His hands. Hugs to you.

Barbara said...

God sure does give grace in the valleys, we have been through several, and his grace just gets sweeter, I am sorry that Silas has cancer, but like us he will grow in the lord beyond measure. It is amazing what we learn in the valleys, if we did not go through them we would never learn some important lessons in faith, patience, and most importantly to stand and let God do the work he needs to do.
Praying for you dear sister, and I sure know what you are going through, Chuck had 33 radiation treatments, thought it would never end, but God turned it around and we made a Ministry from it all, had so many prayers with folks and made little goodie pacts for the cancer patients there we seen so many daily. Praying that you can use this opportunity to be an effective witness for our lord, it is quite an opportunity too. Thank you Jesus for your blessings on me and on my friends in LA.Love you dear friend

Mari said...

Thanks for stopping at my blog. I'm sorry for what you are both dealing with, but you have a wonderful testimony in the midst of it. Praying for you both tonight.

Cathy said...

Oh, Dear, I'm so sorry about your husband. Praying for his healing. Thanks for your sweet visit. Love you too ~ Hugs~

Leann said...

Good Morning Sweet New Friend

I'll keep you and Silas in my prayers and ask our prayer chain to also lift you up.

Thanks for stopping by The Old Parsonage and your sweet comment.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

I am sorry to read that you are going through such a very hard trial, and for your husband, too.

You are right to remember the "God makes no mistakes" - but we know it is often hard to understand what is happening, when we are in such pain.
I am praying for you especially today. May Jesus keep you in his care. - Marsha