Sunday, September 29, 2013
The Way Back
It has been such a very long time since I have written on my blog. I have followed so many of you and read some wonderful posts but have been unable to devote much time to writing my own. Some issues with my heart and a serious family situation have occupied much of my time. Still, in the midst of all of this, I continue to say that God is so so good.
I have learned that no situation is too difficult for God to handle, that it is possible to have incredible joy in the midst of adversity, and that God never ever leaves us alone. He is ever present, waiting to comfort us and carry us when we feel we are so unable to take another step. His love is so constant and His grace so amazing. How awesome is our God!
One of my favorite songs is "How Great Is Our God". This song has comforted me and encouraged me in the days when things were so dark and life so overwhelming. When I was in the emergency room and no one was with me, I felt His presence. As a cardiac nurse, I watched the heart monitor with full knowledge of how serious my irregular hear rate and rhythm were. I was so terribly frightened and thought I would surely die. In the midst of all of this, I realized the truth of the words of this great song. I realized that my God was, indeed, truly great and able to care for me when I could not care for myself. Thankfully, there was no damage or injury to my heart. The doctors determined that extreme stress and fatigue had created the irregularity. I remain very grateful for all that God has done.
I am convinced that all things, good and bad, do work together for our good. In the midst of all the events of life, God remains truly great. I love Him so dearly and cannot imagine my life without Him in it. He is helping me find my way back to the things I love---writing, singing, and, most of all, living. I remain a blessed woman living a blessed life. I cannot ask for more than that.