"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.