“God, you did everything you promised, and I’m thanking you with all my heart. You pulled me from the brink of death, my feet from the cliff-edge of doom. Now I stroll at leisure with God in the sunlit fields of life. Psalm 56:12-13
Last night another person I’ve been praying for healing, either Earthly or Heavenly, went to be with Jesus. Her body had been consumed by cancerous cells and caused her great suffering. We tell those who loved her, “She is in a better place.” As believers in God’s promise of eternal life, we hang on to the hope we will all leave behind our sick or worn out bodies and go to a “better place.”
Is there something in your personal or professional life, or relationships with family and friends, that is consuming you like cancer and making it impossible to focus on all your blessings? If you ask someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, they might say, “Don’t waste your time on Earth living as if you are already dead.”
When I get on a merry-go-round of worry or a Ferris wheel of doubt, I can’t help but think how wonderful it will be some day to leave all this behind. But I’m not ready to quit living. I’ve got places to go, things to see, people to love, and a ministry to complete–all by the grace of God.
Lord, walk with us on our down days and carry us with your blessings. Amen.