It’s been wonderful being able to catch up on some rest this week, as I’m currently off school while teachers are marking exams. I have been loving the fact that I’m home, because it gives me the opportunity to play ‘house’ again…
I love cleaning up the house, organizing cupboards and tossing away things we don’t need. My mom always get’s frustrated when I move her things around, but I’m just trying to help get rid of the cluttered mess… sorry mom, I hope you understand :*
I also enjoy baking and cooking things for my family, as I have always found joy in making or creating things for other people. I have learned lot’s of new cooking strategies from a wonderful couple from my church, Mike and Sue, who used to own their own restaurant. So far, they’ve taught me how to make cabbage rolls, coffee cake, various soups, chicken schnitzel, and sauce. By the way, they’re a huge blessing to anyone they meet, and always welcome others into their home which is why I am so blessed to know them.
With that being said though, I truly believe that God is crafting me into becoming a good wife someday, so He’s preparing me during this time of being off school to put my ‘home ec’ skills into practice.
I was also able to take some time to study my bible, listen to Charles Stanley sermons, connect with other Christians at a young adults’ group, and just totally immerse myself in the Word of God.
It was so refreshing to be able to be home, where I could rest, read, and pray about a lot of different things going on.
Where my focus had been placed so heavily on my digestion problems last week, Jesus showed me that it’s much wiser to focus on Him. While I wasn’t necessarily ignoring my issues, I was prompted by the Spirit to take a step back, let Him do the work, and so my problems started to look so insignificant.
Of course, with any given challenge we have in life, there is always an opportunity to grow in our faith.
Here’s how I like to look at my situation, from God’s perspective.
When David was facing Goliath, he barely mentioned the giant he was faced with in comparison to the God he had on his side.
That’s the same sort of faith that I aspire to have. The kind of faith that says, yeah, life might not be going so great right now, but I have the power of the Holy Spirit working in me, and through me, and that’s more than enough.
In this particular situation, my faith had been put to the test. It was hard at first to believe that my digestion issues would go away. It’s like my digestive issues was the ‘giant ‘ I was facing. And of course, if something that looks really big and scary, walked up to you and looked you right in the face, it would be pretty hard to turn your focus away from it.
However, I like to look at my ‘giants’ challenges, which will then turn into an opportunity to grow closer to God.
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing James 1:2-4
This is not the first time I’ve experienced problems with my digestive tract before. This is actually sort of a repeat of what I had been facing in the summer months of 2017. I’ve walked down this road before, and did experience some healing towards the end of 2017.
It took time, which produced patience, and because of that production of patience, it has helped me the second time around as I face similar issues. The patience that God was wanting me to develop prior to experiencing the challenge, has helped me in my current situation. Not only was was patience produced, but so was trusting God in the midst of my pain.
The best part about having God our side is that He never leaves us. He is always here when we need Him, and promises to give us courage, strength, and perseverance when we need it.
With child-like faith, ask God to give you wisdom and strength to overcome your giant, and soon you’ll start to see your giant fall right to the ground.