So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13
Wow - what a difference a couple of days makes - Just when I relaxed a little and just when I thought I could see the sunshine on the horizon - the dark clouds appear again.
The news from Friday on Levi left us smiling from ear to ear - we were maintaining -holding ground. By Monday - the appetite was gone and we spent countless time enticing him to eat. By Monday night - he was stressing, panting and pacing to the point that we had to sedate him for rest. All in the blink of an eye.
If you are familiar with the health struggles of Coach Burns - they you know how quickly things change there also - Pneumonia again (4 times last year) on a man with no immune system is horrrifying. No sick time and still trying to recover from the December/January monies missing due to his illnesses and now here we go again.
Each time I begin to stand again or feel slightly comfortable - the flood gates open and we are swept away with trials and tribulations that remind us of how unfair this world is in ALL aspects.
So what do we do?? We cling steadfast unmoveable to our Lord and we pray that these trials will be brief. "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:2-4
And when these are over.....sign me Worn Out but Joyously Mature, Complete and Not Lacking Anything