The timing of this is inconvenient as I have a lot to do back in Brum pre-taking up the secondment I was offered. I don’t like periods of illness full stop, but I especially do not like periods of illness that go on like this as I begin to feel uncomfortably vulnerable.
When these sort of events occur, one is often left wondering about seasonal discernment and God’s purpose in it all.
I will assert that Jesus has never left me, nor ever shall.
Jesus has never forsaken me, nor ever shall.
Jesus has promised this and He does not lie.
I thank God that I can make such declarations of truth and in doing so sense that my soul is lifted to be able to declare that present troubles are as nothing when compared to the incomparable riches that we find in Christ Jesus.
Although we battle against the accuser, praise God that we have His Word, truth and Spirit so that I can join with Paul as he said in Ephesians:
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen [us] with power through his Spirit in [our] inner being, so that Christ may dwell in [our] hearts through faith. And I pray that [we], being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that [we] may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
May we never lose sight of Him who loves us and leads us forward in His glory.