Today, I just wanted to share a little bit about what's been going on in my life. I believe it's good to share with our friends our struggles and our victories because the power of testimony is a great builder of faith. There's been a quite a few times in my life that I've asked the question, "God, why is this happening?" I've been knocked down or I've experienced heartache from circumstances that bring me to my knees and I find myself crying out to God because I feel like He owes me explanation. The last week has definitely been one of those times. My husband has been having some trials in his health and it's so hard for me to see him suffer through this. I selfishly took on all of the heartache of this for him because to him it was no big deal, but for me, for some reason it was. I was stressed and I wanted answers and a solution ASAP! Nevermind, all of the sermons and messages I've heard about trusting in God and believing Him to heal Kody. I wanted him better because we needed him better!
But I got knocked off my high-horse, so to speak. I had to take a step back and realize that this is an awesome opportunity to get close to God and realize that His ways are always higher than my ways. He promises abundant life and He is always, always good! I don't have to understand the reason things are the way they are, but I do need to understand that God is so good and Jesus came to earth so that we can experience God's perfect love in our lives. One more thing, by Jesus's wounds we are healed. I'm holding onto this promise and I am determined to trust God no matter the outcome because I know above all else that God is a good Daddy. I will not let my feelings and emotions get in the way of me standing on the Word of God, I have to keep them in check.
We are so blessed to have excellent teachers and pastors in the Word of God, we have friends that will always hold us up and support us and we have God who will not fail us.
So that's where I'm at. Yeah, life is not always fun, but my God promises to never leave me nor forsake me.
That's all I need. If the person reading this is going through something that keeps knocking you down, just ask God to fill you with His love, His comfort and show you His promises. Also, I think it's good to reach out to someone you know that will stand with you and show you in the Word what God is all about especially if you feel you don't know yourself. Kirste and I hope to encourage you as well, and if there's anything we could pray for you on, we'd love to hear from you.
Trust God and much love,
Cooped Up Cowboy's Wife- Candace