Even Wonder Woman can’t fight the effects of chemo all the time. Feeling sickish tonight so no original thoughts from me, just a reminder to myself and anyone else who might need it. A reminder of finding JOY regardless of circumstances. These words are from my favorite writer, Oswald Chambers. I am amazed that words written in 1917 still stir me so deeply today. ( From a devotional book called My Utmost For His Highest)
“God’s love for us is a love we never can and never shall merit. Paul says this is the reason we are more than conquerors in all these things, SUPER-VICTORS, with a JOY we would not have if it weren’t for the very things which LOOK as if they are going to OVERWHELM us.
The surf that distresses the ordinary swimmer produces in the surf-rider the SUPER-JOY of going clean through it. Apply that to our own circumstances, these very things-tribulation, distress, persecution, produce in us the SUPER-JOY; they are not things to fight. We are more than conquerors through him IN all these things, not IN SPITE OF them, but in the MIDST of them. The saint never knows the joy of the Lord in spite of tribulation, but BECAUSE of it.
UNDAUNTED RADIANCE is not built on anything passing, but on the love of God that nothing can alter. The experiences of life, terrible or monotonous, are impotent to touch the love of God.”
Sleep well friends…JOY COMES IN THE MORNING. 🙂 (and hopefully i will be heading home then!)