Tuesday, September 18, 2007

In Other Words Tuesday


They gave our Master a crown of thorns. Why do we hope for a crown of roses?”~ Dr. Martin Luther: I have diabetes, which affects every part of my body. Right now, at the age of 43, I am dealing with heart problems, kidney problems, nerve damage, vision problems. I could go sit down in the corner, and cry buckets of tears, and scream out to God. I could ask Him, why me? Give me a break, I am physically, and mentally tired. But, I refuse to do that. I will bear, whatever I need to bear. Do you think our precious Lord, enjoyed hanging on that cross? No, but He endured all of that suffering for us, He loves us that much. So, how could I possibly think about complaining, or asking Him to remove my thorn? I love You Lord, thank You for the thorns, it makes the roses in my life even sweeter.

23 comments:

lori said...

You are wearing the "crown" with dignity..praying for you...
peace today.
lori

Sharon said...

You have the right attitude dear. Keep your eyes on Jesus. He's worth it all!

You are constantly in my prayers. Love you!

Diana said...

Great post. Reminded me of watching the movie The Passion of Christ. It was hard to watch Jesus suffering such injustice and pain...makes my suffering so much smaller.

MiPa said...

Bless you for sharing!

According to HIS Power said...

You have the best attitude, hon. It's often hard to deny self but we must (especially self-pity!) You always encourage and uplift me! I am praying for you always.

Blessings,

Julie

Emmyrose said...

Bless your heart and may God ease your pain :)

Take care!

ellen b said...

God bless you dearly and may He continue to give you strength and joy in your everyday pain and struggles.

Joy said...

Lovely words - the thorns do make the roses sweeter. :D Thanks for sharing!

Old Fashioned Girl said...

That was just the reminder I need - thank you.

Debbie said...

Denise that was an awesome post. I will lift you in my prayers today. Thanks so much for stopping by my site and leaving such an encouraging comment.

Blessings upon you!

Talk..to..Grams said...

Denise, you are so precious to me!!
You are a joy to know and love!! I am so glad I found your blog and became friends with you!!

You have a wonderful attitude and I know how hard it is to have diabetes.
and then when it breaks down your body..... is when you really have to trust and you do it so well!

you know I have kids your age and older!! No wonder I feel so close to you!!

I am praying for you!!! Love and Hugs, Carolyn

Lana G! said...

Your post reminded me of the song, Through it all...

I've had many tears and sorrows,
I've had questions for tomorrow,
There've been times I didn't know right from wrong:
But in every situation God gave blessed consolation
That my trials come to only make me strong.

Through it all, through it all,
I've learned to trust in Jesus,
I've learned to trust in God;
Through it all, through it all,
I've learned to depend upon His Word.


Praying for that blessed consolation for you today...

Rosemarie said...

You get to the point, and always bring HIM GLORY!

Heavenly Voice

Deena said...

You have the sweetest spirit of just about any one I know.

Donetta said...

Well what can I say to all of that that has not already been said. Know that if you ever do need to just sit in a corner and weep that He will be there holding you and weeping right along with you.
All things in perspective. We are so blessed Denise. We have peace, love and a greater consolation.
Be embraced thanks for the sweet kindnesses. I think that it is for us also tho help each other bear the weight as did a simple man help our Lord hold up that heavy cross member as her struggled through the throng. Remember he received a little help too. Remember how much that soul that carried it for him has been honored throughout the history of days for doing so. He mattered in the picture of this grater epic too.

Shannon - CMA said...

Denise, Thank you for sharing your personal story for IOW. And can I say Amen! for trust in God and knowing He will carry us through - NO questions asked. God Bless!

Becky said...

What an inspiration you are! Thank you for sharing.

Lori F said...

Your attitude is an inspiration and reminder. Thanks for your honesty!

Jennifer said...

Came over to say hi after reading your comment on my post today...but wow, did I need to read yours! Had a very disappointing drs. visit today and have been really headed toward a serious pity party...thanks for helping kick me out of it!

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Even though I am a Christian and have been for years and years now I have never had that kind of mentality. I want to have it and at times I can attain it but then the reality hits!! I know the pain that you suffer!! I pray for you so much!! God will see you through this Denise..

Lady of Value said...

Denise, you truly have a heart of gold! Bless you!

Bonnie W said...

Praying for you Denise. His love does make the thorns more bearable.
Bonnie

eph2810 said...

I think you are great example to us all. You always share your joy in Him. No matter how bad you feel.

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this week's IOW quote.

Be blessed today and always.