Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Temporary

The word "temporary" has been in my brain for a couple of months now. It still rings out loud and clear each day and I find myself uttering the word itself a couple of times each day, either to myself or my family ... "this is temporary ... it's only temporary ... temporary, temporary".

But, actually EVERYTHING is temporary.

When I look back just a few months, I remember feeling like we were on top of the world. Everything was falling in line for us as a family. Everything. I thanked God for His blessings over our lives.

And, within a few weeks our lives drastically changed.

As we navigate this process, I am reminded that we should never get too comfortable with the conditions of our lives when things are going great. Life can turn on a dime. Even the good things in our lives are temporary. There will be harder times.

But, we should also not worry or agonize about our current circumstance when things aren't going so great because again ... it's temporary. Life can turn around and will.

There is truly on one thing that is permanent: God.
He is permanent. His love is permanent.
His Word is permanent. The truth of His Word is permanent.
Who He is through His Word is permanent.

You've heard not to sweat the small stuff, but actually, we shouldn't sweat the big stuff either. That too is temporary.

Now, that's a lot easier said than done.

I am no Mrs. Perfect Christian Super Woman {I mean ... I know you thought I was}, never worrying about a thing, never falling short, never questioning. I do all those things, but I am learning each day to trust more. I'm learning that all of the things we think are big deals and problems are really nothing to God. 

Healing is really nothing for God. He can do it ... no problem. He will do it ... no problem.

But, the question is what will we do as He heals? What will we do as we wait?

Same question goes for everyone who's waiting on God for an answer ... What will you do as you wait on God? Will you worry? Will you question? Will you trust?

Let's be honest here ... you will worry; you will question. But, you will also trust.


There will be roller coaster days, sometimes weeks. I know this. This will be hard. I'm not going to act like it won't be. It will. But, we will push through ... we will pray; we will trust; we will hope; we will lean on one another.

And, most of all, we will remember this is only temporary. 
It may be what seems like the longest temporary ever, but it will end.

We can be comforted in knowing, for the Christ-follower, on the other side of our circumstance or our problem, God always has something good for us.

This song is one of my anthem songs these days ... an oldie, but a goodie ...


LATEST UPDATE: Really not much different from last week. We're still waiting on official donor clearance, which we are supposed to hear about by Friday. Katie (aka La Petite Belle) will be getting another round of transfusions on Wednesday. We were hoping for only platelets, but her red blood count has gotten lower more quickly than before and she will need more of that too. She will also be getting an ultrasound today just to check out that everything's swell with her female parts. This is just precautionary. She was put on pills to stop her cycle, which seem to be working well. Extra bleeding ... ain't nobody got time for that! She is also continuing with Neupogen shots every other day. They are really working well at boosting her ANC, keeping her healthy all the way to transplant. I hope to have a more specific update by Friday with confirmed dates and details.
Thanks for praying for us and all your support!

If you would like to support Katie's (aka La Petite Belle) journey to healing financially, you can find more information here - www.gofundme.com/Katieg. All money goes toward medical bills and expenses.

1 Comment:

Cathy said...

One of my favorites from the Word is "And it came to pass...." Praying for your family.