My mom over at Treasure to Treasure is doing and online version of her Woman’s Bible study. I decided to join in too. We are reading “When I Lay my Isaac Down: Unshakable Faith in Unthinkable Circumstances.” this week completing chapter 5. Here are the links for Chapters 1 & 2, Chapter 3, and Chapter 4.
I’m not late in posting this because I wasn’t finished I was late because I don’t know what to say. On one hand this could be a very long post on the other it could be very short. Chapter 5 is titled “Even in this, the Power of Hope.) I’ve always had hope in God, even when I was quite young. For example, in 7th grade I was picked on so harshly my parents home schooled me the next year. One of the culprates of that teasing was a kid named Travis. At one point I told him that if he let me give him something and promised not to through it away, I wouldn’t tell in him anymore. He agreed and I gave him my Bible. I had faith that if he just had a Bible, if he just looked at it a few times… I don’t know what came of that, he was kicked out of school my freshman or sophmore year but I knew he still had it at that time because his girlfriend asked me about it.
This hope continued on and was never lost, when Mark got sick he had a quote that made the rounds in the local (and not so local Churches)
Amber and I will keep living one day at a time and trusting in God to guide us through this trial, all the way to the end. I will be cured, if it will be with earthly life or with a new body in heaven, that is up to God.My Hope is in the Lord.
He said this early on in the fight I dont know if we relized the profoundness of this statment but to this day I live by the first part there, Trusting in God to guide us . These days it seems easy to forget about Him tough. Life is good, there arn’t many struggles and what there are seem small by comparison, and to be honest I like it that way. But it is easy to forget about God in the good times and I’m actively working on that.
My current hope insperation is this little man.
See him with his cute little backpack on? He wasn’t supposed to be able to do this. Some doctors thought he would be severely challenged, and unable to function in the ‘normal’ world. He doses have his challenges don’t get me wrong, but he has fought and won most of them so far and will continue to do so. This is my godson and my little miracle boy and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for him.