Praising God - Paul is praising Him right after he writes, "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19 NIV.
And then comes verse 20:
To our God and Father, be glory for ever. Amen.
He praises God for meeting his needs. period. and Amen. period.
Our children don't know what they need - they don't see the big picture.
In the same way, we don't know what we need - we don't see the big picture.
But God does on both counts.
We can trust Him.
And praise Him.
Really hard. I write this not because I have a cheerful, happy-go-lucky-life.
I try to live a joy filled life (The joy of the LORD is my strength. Nehemiah 8:10).
I'm learning that
1) His will, not mine, is always best and that
2) it's far easier to praise Him through my tears than fight Him through my pain.
Oh my LORD, how I've been challenged to grow up and put on my "big girl panties" lately. Just when I thought I'd made it faith wise, You stretch me just a bit more.
I thank You for being with me strengthening me with Your joy, the knowledge that the battle is already won and that Your will is always best for me.
Thank You for helping me to learn to lean on You instead of fighting You. It's so much easier and less stressful.
I love You, My LORD.
Charity Sewing Update
JP Drainage Bags
Last week I wrote about Christy's (@ckscarves) JP Drainage Bag covers. My cancer care group loved them, but suggested I use a wider ribbon. Someone else sent me some contacts who may be able to distribute them! I'll be following up this week.
I've made 25 blocks so far - and feel so blessed to be able to do this!
During chemotherapy treatment and even before, I so wanted to sew for charity, but didn't think I had time. I prayed and wala! God has given me so many opportunities!
Caroline at Sew Can She wrote about these Comfort Dolls that are given to the brave women in domestic violence shelters. This project was started by Pat Winters. I contacted her and received permission to make them for cancer patients. How I would have loved to have a little softie to cling to as I went through various tests, treatments, effects of chemotherapy and the year after treatment. I'm hoping to make some this week between appointments.
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