1 Peter 1:8b,9:
"...and are filled with an inexplicable and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls."
This verse spoke so clearly to me the other morning. It is EXACTLY how I feel! I know that the world says I should be worried about what is happening, but I'm not. I have moments of worry, but then I am reminded that I'm not in control of this all and I can either worry the whole time and get the end result, or I can keep giving it over to God and live in joy and still have the same result (or better). After reading this verse, I felt like running down our street shouting about the joy I've found! Even though my body is failing me at times, God is renewing my mind and really, isn't that the best part?
1 Peter 1:6,7 say this: "In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith - of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire - may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed." In all of this, I really do greatly rejoice. I saw the neurologist again yesterday, and he did not like the fact that I've developed this head tremor and is pressing hard to get me in for an MRI within the next week. He also gave me a plan to get it done if his plan didn't work. I left my appointment feeling like I should be really concerned, and I am concerned, but not worried. I choose to give this over to God. He is doing a work in me that I don't yet fully know, but He promises to carry it through to completion. I choose to keep giving this over to Him for His glory.
This morning, as I sat praying about all of this, I felt God telling me to raise up a prayer support group about all of this. I am asking that you would join me in praying for my healing and that God's purpose for this would be revealed.
These are my specific requests right now:
1. That I would be able to receive the MRI I need quickly so that a treatment plan can be put into action.
2. That I would have the strength and energy I need to enjoy our upcoming holiday. We are going to Minneapolis and Duluth for a week from July 25 - 31.
3. That I would be healed enough by Sept. to return to work.
Thanks for your support. I appreciate it a lot!
God bless you all!