Posts Tagged ‘trials’

Storms of Life

April 6, 2017

Thunder and lightning caused many people to wake from a sound sleep today. Children, pets and even some adults woke up with fear. There are many things in our storms of life, sickness, death, divorce and other things that cause fear. Just like the storm passed today so there are things we can do to help us get past the storms in our life. Renew you faith in God. Remember the past and the things He already has carried you through. Read your Bible everyday and maybe several times a day. And pray. This storm will pass. God will carry you through. Joy comes in the morning.

Psalms 30:5 ……weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

God is Good

April 12, 2016

God is good all the time is an expression that is heard many times by Christians. Do we just say things that are popular or do we really mean what we say?

A personal note today. Can we say God is good when admitted to the hospital for the 4th time in six months, when a wound will not heal and the body is weak? Tom Curtis is in the hospital again and his exact quote, “God brings me closer and He brings sunshine into my day. It gives me time to pray for others.”

May we as Christians realize that God IS good and will not give us more than we can handle. Tom will also use this time to witness to nurses and caregivers as this is where his heart is.

Psalms 73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.

Why?

January 31, 2016

Do you ever get discouraged? Do you wonder why something is happened in your life that you don’t understand?
That is exactly what happened yesterday to Tom Curtis. When he awoke he found the vaccum pump that is on his leg to help a wound heal was not working. Just the day before the home health nurse had come to change the dressing and everything was fine when she left. Now an alarm went off and nothing worked. After doing everything in the instruction book to solve the problem there was nothing left to do but call for another nurse to come and fix it. Discouraged and wondering why, there was nothing that Tom could do but pray and trust the Lord.
About two hours later, in walked a new Home healthcare nurse, whose name is John. John changed the tubing on the pump and everything worked fine. Tom, never letting an opportunity to witness go by, asked John if he knew for sure he was going to go to heaven.

John said he did not know, but that just two days ago another patient had asked the same question. Tom told John that God was working on his heart and it’s time for him to trust in Jesus. John agreed and in just a few minutes accepted Jesus as his Savior. As you can see from the picture both Tom and John are happy about that decision. 

Discouragement turned to joy and complete understanding why God allowed a trial to come into Tom’s life.

  
 2 Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.