Justin’s red blood cell count is low but not dangerously so. He won’t need a blood transfusion unless it drops again. He is scheduled for surgery at 8am tomorrow morning. Our oncologist will be injecting chemo into his spine and extracting bone marrow from his hip.
I believe the enemy is very aware of my moments of discouragement and fatigue. He desperately wants God’s children to turn away from Him, and he will strategically attempt to turn despair into defeat.
The enemy should know that although I do get tired and I do have disheartened moments, my faith remains. And it is stronger than before. The presence of Jesus has been constant and the pouring out of the Holy Spirit continuous.
Like Peter when he walked on water, I, too, get distracted by the high waters and my focus on Christ is momentarily fractured. But by His unfailing grace, He gently redirects me to His enduring truth.
35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. 40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.” John 6:35-39
Today I rest in the all-consuming love of Jesus and my absolute trust in God’s sovereignty. To God be the glory.
Grace be with you, my friends.