Last week, my husband had another stroke. It didn’t cause a lot of damage. He spent most of his time in the hospital to get testing done to be sure there is no place in his body that is generating clots. (There doesn’t seem to be.)
I will say that having a second stroke since February 2017, third since April 2015, and a second hospitalization this month was discouraging. Having to cancel our long awaited vacation was disheartening! Yes, it’s true that it was better for him to have the stroke here than while we were traveling. But that didn’t make it any less disappointing. stopUnderlying my natural disappointment is the belief that GOD guides us. Click To Tweet
Underlying my natural disappointment is the belief that GOD guides us. He has been all these years and He will continue to do so. He loves us. His love for us is the steadfast kind of love that sticks with us no matter what happens. He has stuck with us and will continue to as He guides us. Sometimes we don’t appreciate the paths where we have to walk, but we know He is the one guiding us if we are in Christ.His love for us is the steadfast kind of love that sticks with us no matter what happens. Click To Tweet
This is something we need to pass on to the next generation.
How encouraging is that?
We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,
in the midst of your temple.
As your name, O God,
so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.
Your right hand is filled with righteousness.
Let Mount Zion be glad!
Let the daughters of Judah rejoice
because of your judgments!
Walk about Zion, go around her,
number her towers,
consider well her ramparts,
go through her citadels,
that you may tell the next generation
that this is God,
our God forever and ever.
He will guide us beyond death.Psalm 48:9-14
We must always remember the next generation when we respond to our own troubles. It’s the only way they will know that God has it all under control!
Awwww, Martha. It’s kind of scary to have a serious health situation such as this with your husband. I am so sorry! I am glad, if it had to happen, that it happened while you were still home. I am truly sorry you missed such a special vacation though.
I resonated with what you said here: “Sometimes we don’t appreciate the paths where we have to walk, but we know He is the one guiding us if we are in Christ.” There is a sense of peace in knowing God’s got us, even when we aren’t thrilled with where He’s placed us. Keeping our eyes on Him and our spirits yielded to Him helps, doesn’t it? Saying a prayer for you and your husband today, Martha!
So sorry to hear about your husband’s stroke and that you had to miss out on your trip. Praying for you both! I’m grateful that God’s steadfast love is one thing we can always rely on.
me too lesley. i was reminded of that at our recent conference. it was very helpful to have that in the forefront of my mind. just need to have my body and emotions catch up with my brain:)
I’m sorry to read about your husbands stroke. Praying everything is ok now. God’s love does indeed guide us. I don’t know about you but I’m so thankful for that. I’m in the 50 spot this week.
yes, he is doing better and we’re home (since tuesday nite). He will need a little therapy, but not much. unfortunately, our vacation with family in the northwest had to be cancelled. that was very disappointing:( i’ll stop by soon.