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True Confession

True Confession~ūüėĒ

If the Father can find an ear cuff for me on a parking lot, why can’t HE totally heal my Valley Fever? I wrote about it a wonderful “God Wink” yesterday.

Yes, I asked him that question today. My Abba Father can handle my honest questions, He knows my heart anyway. I had another CT scan on my lungs. My left lung still has lesions, nodules and a cavity. No change. My blood work still shows an “active” case.

So after a bit of crying and wondering, I was reminded of the Apostle Paul and the thorn in his side that he really did not want either. My thorn is a fungus. And everyone has something!

I choose to be thankful, that in this fallen world…my Father understands my frustration and weeps with me. I choose to trust Him.

Why? Because I am feeling so much better, can do things I wondered if I would ever be able to do again. I have never been as sick as I was those eleven days in the hospital and months at home. And I am stable. Even after Covid in August, no additional damage. I am so grateful.

God will never leave nor forsake me. He will never leave nor forsake you. When we don’t “feel” like He is listening, He is listening. My faith is not in my ability to believe I can be healed here on earth, but HIS ability to sustain me no matter what comes my way.

God proves to me over and over that HE is with me. It isn’t always the circumstances that I want, but this world is not what He wanted it to be either… and yet, HE provided Jesus for us…for our eternal life. For our HOPE in our todays.

Jesus is with you in your todays, in your disappointments, in your pain, in your sorrow. He was with you yesterday, and He will be with you in your tomorrows.

The trust has nothing to do with our ability, but with His grace.

Psalm 46:1-3 “God is our shelter and strength,

always ready to help in times of trouble.

So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken

and mountains fall into the ocean depths;

even if the seas roar and rage,

and the hills are shaken by the violence.”

Be Encouraged Today

Tammy

CORD=HOPE

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A cord, an attachment….

When you think of a cord, what comes to mind? Is it a telephone cord? (Then you are my age). ¬†Could it be a computer cord? (You might be in your 30’s). ¬†How about the cord to charge your¬†iPhone? (You are much younger).

What do all these cords have in common?  What is their purpose?  What do each of them do?  They attach to something!  The telephone, the computer and the iPhone.  All are attached to the power source with a cord. Here is where it gets good.

“Find rest , O my¬†soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him.” ¬†Psalm 62:5. ¬†

The word “hope” in this verse is “tiquah”, which literally means “a cord, as an attachment.” (Strongs) ¬†So our “CORD” or “HOPE” must be attached to GOD alone! ¬†A cord is strong. ¬†If we hang onto any thing else, it is like hanging on with a thin string. ¬†

There seem to be so many people right now without “hope”. ¬†They are “hopeless”. ¬†But friends, if we have Jesus Christ, we have HOPE. ¬†We are attached with a cord to HIM.

My song, or the song that the Father has used in my life for years is “In Christ Alone”.(Shawn Craig¬†and Donald A. Koch, 1991) The words in that song have ministered to me in so many crisis in my life. ¬†It would play on the radio at just the right time…always. ¬†Micheal English,(http://www.michaelenglishmusic.com) my all time favorite artist, sings it best…

“In Christ alone will I glory …Though I could pride myself in battles won.¬†For I’ve been blessed beyond measure and by His strength alone I’ll overcome.¬†Oh, I could stop and count successes like diamonds in my hands,¬†But those trophies could not equal to the grace by which I stand.
[chorus]In Christ alone …I place my trust ..And find my glory in the power of the cross …In every victory …Let it be said of me …My source of strength,¬†My source of hope ….Is Christ alone¬†
In Christ alone do I glory ..For only by His grace I am redeemed. For only His tender mercy, could reach beyond my weakness to my need.  And now I seek no greater honor in just to know Him more, and to count my gains but losses to the glory of my Lord!

Dear friends, our attachment is strong, our cord will hold.  Our HOPE is in Christ.

~Be Encouraged Today~

Tammy