Sunday, February 5, 2017

Comeback Feb 2017

Psalm 139: 4-5
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.

     I haven't blogged since October 2015, because of weakness in my arm.  I have a neuromuscular disease that has progressively taken my physical strength away, but my will to share the Truth has never died.  I did think tho that I needed both a break and a time of silence on my part after 4 years of blogging.  I guess my break is over because God has provided me with a new way to type and I am so thankful.  What better way to show my gratitude than to blog again about His faithfulness in my own life.
          James 1;17-18   '' Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.''
      We are told to be thankful in all circumstances, but that's easier said than done.  In December 2016, I lost the use of my typing arm overnight for no explainable reason... for 3 very long weeks.  I couldn't use my computer or the tv remote without help. I wasn't thankful, but frustrated to a whole new level. Desperation leads to research for help.  ICAN is an agency that loans out tools for the disabled.  They are the ones who have helped me type again with an onscreen keyboard, camera and a button clicker.  So now in hindsight, I am thankful for the struggle because it helped me to persevere and receive the joy God intended for me.  Our trials are meant to draw us nearer to God.  When all is stripped away, we are reminded that God is faithful, trustworthy and His timing is perfect... even when we doubt.
      I want my blog to be a source of encouragement for all my readers.  The use of Scripture, various quotes and pictures can help us all to have the right perspective in our daily lives.  I'm excited to see what God lays on my heart to write about and share with you in the coming days.  

      ''Nothing is acted in the world without God's knowledge and the arm of his omnipotence to guide them. Not the most retired corner, the darkest cell, the deepest cavern, the most secret wickedness, but the eye of the Lord beholds it'' (Proverbs 15:3). - Stephen Charnock