2 Corinthians 12:8-10 New King James Version (NKJV)
Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
YES I CAN ~
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
I find it easy to quote a scripture and much harder to allow that scripture to work at times. I am human and my feelings tend to pop up. I get emotional and wonder a little too much at times. Like why did that happen or what is next in life. I can often miss out on my now of life by thinking too much. Have you ever done that? It's time to release the things I can not change and change the things I can. How about you? Do you need to do that too?
In order for God to complete the process of life, we must live one day at a time but plan for tomorrow. I learned that from my brother when he had cancer. He was only 37 years old when he found out he had cancer and died that same year on Christmas Day. The process of that year still goes over in my brain. I look back to see who he did his best daily to trust God for a miracle. It wasn't the miracle of life on earth but the miracle of life with Jesus. I was 32 and I didn't like it that he was gone. I grieved a lot and hard to process what others said to me. I don't think anybody wants to hear that God needed your loved one more than you do. That's not it at all, it is what the Bible says about life about death that matters. There is a time to be born and a time to die. Nobody knows that day or time, but God. It took time for me to see things God's way. We never get over someone dying but we learn to breathe everyday without them. Sure they can be alive in our hearts, but it's not the same. It's okay to grieve over loved one, but we must move on in life. Nobody needs to stay in deep grief forever.
I can only do what I allow my brain to do with God's help. I can move forward in life. I can let go of things I can't change. I can, I can and I can do this thing called life. I have people who count on me and watch my walk with God. My walk is truth, but real life is truth too. Nobody knows the depth of your heart but God. I am grateful for another day of life. I will choose to see things God's way and allow him to continue to mold me. This seasons of life with Thanksgiving starts the process of missing people during them. Hold tight to those you love and do your best to make this Thanksgiving season truly one of being grateful for all you do have in life. Plus, you can do all things through Christ. Never doubt his love, his power and his heart for the best for you. You are important and know that.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.