Wouldn't you know it... I am organising something for Niall's 50th birthday and
Mum is in hospital.
Sean was playing Kung Fu with his friends yesterday evening and so we spent part of the day in the hospital in Drogheda getting his hand set in plaster.
Some of my family are cracking up because when mum told me she thought she was dying and so I prayed for her... Yes, I prayed for her with her permission and somehow the world is coming to an end???
Did you ever hear the old saying, things happen in threes?
However, through all this, I know that I can do all things through Christ who straightens me.
I think of this;
Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and mind through Christ Jesus.
I tell you, when hard times come I love to see the Lord at work in me. He uses Niall a lot to show me the right way to deal with people. How not to rebel against my enemy, how to love them and do good to them. How I should try not to always vindicate myself...
It's tough, suppressing the old self and trying to do things Gods way and not mine. But my goodness, the fruit that comes from obeying is something else!
Our pastor Stephen preached on Sunday on Romans 12 and mentions how we should expect trouble and hard times. Expect it but be prepared for it, by reading the Bible and prayer.
So, I feel renewed, ready for tomorrow and am happy to see God keeping His promise after I
let my requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard my heart and mind through Christ Jesus.
I am a happy woman:-)