Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In Other Words Tuesday

Please join us today over at Karen's for In Other Words Tuesday.


“One of Eve’s biggest mistakes was she stopped, and started to think about what satan was saying, and it made sense to her. Not everything God tells us makes sense, but that’s where faith comes in. We need to learn to be lead by our hearts, and not our heads.”

by Joyce Meyers : On Christmas Eve, when my dear husband passed out, and fell into my arms, nothing made sense to me immediately after that. The hospital room quickly became filled with medical personal, as they rushed in with a crash cart. They were telling me I needed to leave the room, so they could work on my husband. At that point, in my mind, I said,"This is not happening, God cannot, and will not, let Eddie die. I know He will not take him from me." I was totally losing it, crumbling like a cookie, falling to pieces. I began to get physically sick, actually having to go to the emergency room myself, due to my diabetes. They took Eddie to intensive care, I could not be with him. I was trying to rationalize all of this in my mind. Over, and over, I kept thinking"Why is this happening to us? One minute, Eddie was in perfect health, the next, he is in the hospital, numb from the waist down, and now nearly dying. As the nurse came in to check my blood sugar, I asked her what time it was, she glanced at her watch, smiled at me, and said, "Merry Christmas, it is midnight." At that point, my mind quit working overtime, and my heart took over. Christmas, my precious Saviours birthday. He was here with me, in the emergency room, He was upstairs in intensive care with Eddie, He was in every area of this hospital, performing healing, miracles, spreading love, and much comfort. He had not left us, He was closer than ever. Actually, He was carrying me through all of this. He continued to carry us through the next six months in amazing ways. My husband had to go to rehab, could barely walk, was not able to work, our future looked very cloudy, but God shined through. He took care of all of our needs. As of May 24, Eddie is back at work full time. He still has no feeling in his feet, or legs, but he is doing really well. We are truly living our lives by faith, following our hearts, which totally belong to our Father God. No, everything does not always make sense, but that is ok. God knows what is best for us, so we follow His lead, He is the Teacher, we are the students. So, I pray that you will follow your heart, give your brain a rest my friends.

16 comments:

Karen said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. Yes, God's comfort is so precious in those times when we think we will fall apart. I am thankful Eddie is back at work and I am praying the feeling in his lower body will be restored in Jesus'Name.

hip chick said...

I am glad that your lovebug is doing better. We never know what God has in store for us. Our job is to trust in Him and let Him be the leader.

Karen said...

Wow what an ordeal. I remember that scene with my mom when she had her stroke. Glad to hear Eddie is much better. I love your advice at the end about giving your mind a rest, go with the heart. Awesome.

Cranberry Morning said...

God brings you to my mind often and I pray for you. I am so thankful that God brings us through such trying ordeals, and that Eddie is back at work.

Eve should have kept her mind on God's word, not Satan's. I think it was her heart (emotions - pride - selfishly desiring something that was clearly outside God's stated boundaries) that got her into trouble in the first place.

The heart is no substitute for God's Word. 'The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked...'

One Heart said...

Love this. You know I'm definitely glad about your lovebug's healing. Giving our mind a rest is sure the prescription I need today. Going to spend some quiet time with my precious King...some much needed quiet time.

Love and blessings sis.

Bev said...

what an inspirational post, thank you for this, i needed to hear it today...
satan would like us to believe his lies. very suttle ones we hear, big ones that scream at us. with god we will overcome...
god bless you!

Denise at The Quiet Quill said...

Thank you for sharing such a deeply personal testimony of God's faithfulness in your lives. I'll keep you and Eddie in my prayers.

MyJourneyBack said...

Thanks for sharing this today. Your words always encourage me. And I know your faith helps others too. I pray that Love Bug continues to improve. Both our men are working! Praise God! BTW I joined In Other Words today also.
Have a Great Day,
Sherry

Alicia said...

Praise God that he is still able to work despite what is going on with his body!! What a great testimony!

Sara said...

Denise, sweet friend, you always encourage me when you stop by to splash with me. Rejoicing in the restoration of your lovebug.

Hugs for your day,
Sara

godsown said...

Thanking God every time with you .
Giving our minds rest! Is such an good advize...

Blessings
bernice

Toia said...

Our God is an awesome God and is truly a Great God that heals and comforts. Your words are encouraging.

Beth said...

I feel like if you looked up "does not make sense" in the dictionary of life you would see "take a look at Beth's life" next to it. The ONLY thing that keeps me going each day in spite of the confusion, pain, heartache, and lack is JESUS. It just brings tears to my eyes to know that He is right here beside me holding me even when I feel alone and don't know what is going to happen next. He knows and I have to believe that my life is going to matter because I chose to believe in Him.

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing that, Denise. I'm so glad that we have the Lord, or hope, to comfort us. Thank God for all He has done in our lives and is doing. Praying for you two ~ Love and Hugs ~

Beth in NC said...

I love the quote by Joyce Meyer! So true!!! If we would capture our thoughts we would save ourselves a lot of heartache.

Your story ... I can't imagine Denise. Such an experience. God bless you both. This Christmas will be much better.

Nic said...

What an amazing testimony of God's comfort in the midst of situations we can not begin to comprehend or understand.

I am glad that Eddie is doing so much better and that with God's help he is still with you. :-)