Friday, January 16, 2009

What did I do to deserve this????

Haven't blogged for a while because I have been out of touch. Let me explain.

It was a week ago when I came down with a bug and some other stuff I won't even get into. Just let me put it this way, for 2 & 1/2 days I laid in bed wondering how I could possibly feel any worse. I have been sick before but earlier in the week there was a time where I felt so bad I wasn't sure I could continue. (I am a total wimp when it comes to pain) It is funny that when you get to this point what you start to think about. No matter how many sermons heard, books and articles read, and conversations had, I still catch myself asking, "What did I do to deserve this?" I know that God does not make things happen to get back at us but when I am in the midst of deep pain or a terrible struggle it so easy to ask God why did he let this happen. I know I have to remind myself that the world is not perfect and that there is always some bad that comes with good. I'll tell you one thing this last week sure makes me appreciate good health. It also makes me appreciate where I live. Imagine the people that don't have or can't afford medical help when they get this way. I am back to about 85% and I feel wonderful compared to what I felt a week ago. I think this was another way for God telling me to slow down. My plate had been too full lately, and this was probably inevitable.

When I was going through all of my email that I had been neglecting one kind of gave me a boost. I had seen this before and maybe you have too, but it was good for me to watch it again and realize that I am just a big whiner. Go to:

If we think we can't overcome some of our hurdles, think about this young man.

A dear friend of mine, Kathie, commented to my last blog and mentioned how God makes us stronger by giving us these hurdles. This may be true most of the time but I am still a wimp when it comes to PAIN.

Life is good if you let it.


Steve at Random said...

Jim, thanks for sharing the video with all of us. That does put our lives into perspective. What a tremendous ministry that man has. God can use anyone of us, but if we don't say 'yes', God will find someone else. It's good to have you blogging and commenting again.

randymeiss said...

Ditto, I hope you're feeling better now.