When He said, "Love one another,"
did you think He meant for you to tolerate sin?
When He said, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged,"
did you think He meant for you not to take a stand against unrighteous behavior?
When He said, "In all things God works for the good,"
did you think He meant every story would have a happy ending?
When He said, "I will surely bless you,"
did you think He meant that He would make you healthy, wealthy, happy, and problem free?
Isn't it amazing how we can misinterpret what He says? Taken from "Why" by Anne Graham Lotz.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
We all have the opportunity to 'One day' have a happy ending to our life. We will be PROBLEM FREE. But, for now, we may not always have a happy ending, we may have health problems, we may not be wealthy or always happy, and we are sure to encounter problems. In the end, it will all be worth it, if we choose Christ!
On a lighter note, we are thrilled with Jan's latest test results. Our hearts are lighter. I would ask you to continue to pray for Jan and our cousin, along with our family. We know God will provide for all our needs. He will help us in each and every circumstance. It is our hearts desire, that they both are healed on this earth of cancer.
I got a call late last night about Joyce. They are running an MRI today because they do not think the chemo is working, and in fact it may be spreading. This is very hard for the family to hear. We've been there and it is extremely difficult. Please pray for Joyce and her family. Pray that if this is not the treatment she needs to be on, they will find the correct treatment or dose of treatment. But, pray for her salvation. This has been a difficult journey for her so far, not only physically, but mentally.
Thanks for all your prayers.