For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
I have lived for 64 years on earth and I don't always know the why certain things. There are times when others will ask me, "why me"? I don't know the answer and it breaks my heart at times. I only know that God can answer in a moments time and we must stay strong in faith.
Deuteronomy 31:6-8 New International Version (NIV)
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
It was the year 1985 and my husband would go to work just like any other day. We had just bought our first house and fixing it up. We have two small children ages 5 and 2. I would get a phone call that said, "your husband has been in a small accident and wants you to meet him at the hospital". I wasn't sure what small accident meant but off I went. It was there that I would blood, rip clothes and marks across his chest. A big crane that hit the structure he was working in and knocked it to the ground. My husband would have cracked ribs and was hurt bad. He went home and got up the next morning to find a broken knee cap. That meant surgery and over a year of recovery from it all. Life changed suddenly that day and we began to learn a new life style. Our finances changed drastically and we knew a new normal is here.
WHY ME ~
I told the story of my husband fall because suddenly things do change our lives. A sudden accident, a phone call or even a mental moment of why me. It is good to hold tight to the word of God (Bible) but it is also good to have real friends who spur you on in life.
Hebrews 10:24-25 New International Version (NIV)
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Not everyone can meet you at where you are in life. They haven't experiences the pain, heart break, the struggle or your why me moments. Yet, there are people who have compassion and say this, "I haven't gone through what you have in life, but I sure can relate to heartbreak". People who pray for you, call you, text you or just want to say, "I CARE" means so much to me. Not everyone knows what happens inside my brain or even outside my life. The struggle is real to keep the negative away and popping in the positive. It looks easy to others, but much harder at times of life.
WHY ME ~
Through it all, I know that God has chosen me to write, encourage you and share the good news of Jesus. Through it all, I have found God to be true and just to be real in my soul. My family and friends who spur me on and I give back as well. It takes time for real friendships of life to grow. It takes time to grow in God's word and his promises too. Sometimes we need not to ask why me and just hold on. Sometimes it's great to see why God chose you to do your life. Each of have been given different things to do on earth and make connections to others. Make sure you spur someone on today and allow others to spur you on too. Life is about living and God's peace can rest in your soul. Through it all, I have learned to trust God with all my heart and lean not to my own understanding at times of life. I know God is faithful to hear me and answer his way.
Jeremiah 29:11 A plan, A promise and A future
Continue on in life believing big and holding tight to God. The why me becomes not as important and the yes to daily life. Often times we must live day by day and moment by moment. Life can get hard, but God's love remains the same. He gives us a hope daily and friends who care. Don't look at the negative and believe in miracles. Hold on to knowing he is able to handle this day just fine.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.