My sister-in-law has such insight when praying for me and the Lord sends her words of encouragement that help when disappointing decisions are made.
Our trip to New England has been cancelled due to the moving forward of my radiation treatments and so has consequently,
A time for vacationing in New England can be sought out another time, and I am sure we will have another chance at it someday....but
God has made other plans and my husband has had to struggle with the ramifications of that
and with the obedience in that.
He has been called to go...and not I right now.
That was not our plan.
Stephanie sent me an encouraging excerpt from her devotional this morning, “Streams in the Desert’,
and it has helped me with this separation we are facing.
“I longed to leave the desert, and be led
To work where souls were sunk in sin and shame, (
That I might win them; but the Master said,
“I have not called you; publish here My name” (thus, my blog!)
“I longed to leave the hard and difficult sphere,
Where all alone I seemed to stand and wait,
To feel I had some human helper near,
But Jesus had me guard one lonely gate,
(an encouragement for when Joe is away)
He has appointed each of your paths for this time.”
Although I am disheartened about staying behind and
by not being able to go along with this sweet girl,
I am at peace, knowing that I am living within the will of God
and resting in His timing for everything.
Time to start up those radiation treatments again...
after today, just 6 more to go!
Soon, this will be over...and I look forward to reflecting back
on all that He has done.