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In Spite Of
by Pat A. Thacker
09/01/10
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This is a beautiful day kind of cloudy and cool this is my kind of weather for sure,but lately I have been having some bad bouts with arthritis and fibro.One causes pain in my joints and the other causes pain in my muscles,and this is not a good day for me.But I do feel like writing and crying all at one time,but in spite of all the pain and depression I still have lots of reasons to Praise God.Because I could be a lot worse,I think of all the young people Iíve seen in Nursing Homes and I know for sure how blessed I am. I worked for many years as a CNA taking care of the sick the elderly and I truly loved it,I meet so many nice people and some were mean but that was okay,it was probably the pain or not being able to change their situation.Iíve learned like Paul to be content with whats going on in my life because I know what God loves me,and he will help.And God does help me so much itís a battle to keep my mind on Jesus and off myself.The flesh loves a pity party but when the flesh is weak,God lifts up my spirit so that I can handle this. Itís such a wonderful blessing to know Jesus Christ and to know that he will never leave me,even when Iím feeling so low like today,for he understands my weaknesses and loves me right through them all! Whoa it seems as if Iím rambling here but it gives me such pleasure to encourage others,and if youíre facing something worse than what Iím going through hold on and donít give up! For in spite of all we go through God will always send help to us one way or another,help will come. When Iím feeling like this Iíll think about the saints of old that God brought through and that gives me hope,like Job,Mordecai,Daniel and others. Oh yea and Habakkuk in chapter 3:17~19) one of my favorite scriptures: Even though the fig trees have no blossom,and there are no grapes on the vine;even though the olive crop fails,and the fields lie empty and barren;even though the flocks die in the fields,and the cattle barns are empty,YET will I rejoce in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation. THE SOVEREIGN LORD IS MY STRENGTH!


HALLELUJAH,HALLELUJAH GOD IS STILL WORTHY TO BE PRAISED!


I hope you have a wonderful day
Love in Christ Pat

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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