During my recent days of panic, and even afterwards, I have realized God has been sending me encouragement. Isn't that so wonderful? Humbling? Awe inspiring? This scripture says it for me.
The song "I Am A Friend of God" by Phillip Craig and Dean comes to mind when I hear this song. It's well worth a listen. Sure to bring a smile to your face!
I then looked at his name tag: Thomas. I immediately thought of "Doubting Thomas" - and then Victoria reminded me of the rest of the story: He doubted no more. Friends, he doubted no more.
Another instance I remember occurred at my grandson's baseball game. A family heard me say, "I have cancer." The grandma came up to me after the game and told me her husband had cancer and had recently passed away. She hugged me and told me she would be praying for me. Her daughter joined her and told me she too would be praying for me. She said, "And please, never give up." We three cried and shared a group hug. I have not forgotten the earnestness behind her words to never give up.
Angels watching over us.
Many other people have "randomly" crossed my path and I realize now that they are ministering angels as well.
So, my dear readers, I am not alone. You are not alone. We are in this life together, bonded by our Father's love. He is our friend. We are his friends.
He can take our praise as well as our anger. He can handle our love as well as our doubts. He can understand our confusion. He already knows that these varied feelings exist - so share them with him. He already knows anyway. Trust Him with the good and bad, the faith filled times and the doubting times, the overflowing with love for Him times and the angry and confused times. He's already there waiting for you to trust Him with all of you - with all of you.