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Embracing Life’s Story

Posted on June 13th, 2011

Monday Morsel

sometimes random.
sometimes deep.
just a little something
to begin your week.

As I mentioned in one of my last posts, God has been teaching me about embracing my new normal post-cancer. I am getting used to the idea that I will have consistent check-ups and tests as well as learning to manage my emotions when I feel fear and worry regarding my future.  I continue to learn the importance of going to God with my fears and trusting He is big enough to handle every one. Though my life is turning out much differently than how I envisioned, I know that God is still fully in control and lovingly at the helm of my story. Of course there are days that I am overwhelmed at the way life is turning out versus the way I imagined, but I am comforted with the knowledge that “He makes all things work together for my good.” Thankfully those aren’t just words but truth to stake my life upon.

In light of this lesson God is teaching me, I decided to update “My Story” to include the last year and a half’s events. You can read all of “My Story”–the good, the bad, the joy-filled, the challenging–here.

I know many of you have not experienced cancer being a part of your story, but you have had to accept life transpiring differently than you hoped. I hope that this can be of encouragement to you if you are in the middle of that right now, that God hasn’t abandoned you or stopped loving you, but is working behind the scenes of your life to bring about good. Sometimes when I can’t see His hand or what He’s possibly doing in such difficult circumstances, I try to trust that He is working behind the scenes and someday I may see the picture more clearly.

May we embrace all of the parts of our stories that God has given us and trust that He will work it all for our good and His glory.

“God holds you in His hand and God is love.
Therefore, you can know with certainty
that whatever touches your life
has first been filtered through fingers of love.
Because of that, you can bear it–
or He would have never permitted it.”
-Kay Arthur

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