Sunday, June 12, 2011

Something Good

Sunday morning. Usually I'm in church right now but today I had to stay home. In my past life I could think of all kinds of reasons not to go...occasionally I still can...but that's not the case today. Today I wanted to go but was unable to because on Friday I messed my back up so much that by Saturday morning I couldn't even stand up without help. Today however...I'm happy to say...I can.  But God always shows me that there is "something good" that can come out of everything if I will just look for it...and accept it...when it comes. Yesterday I had one of those moments...

I was alone and found myself on the floor and not able to get up. Baaad times! But...God came through! I called out to Him to please help me because I couldn't do it on my own. After a couple of minutes the pain lessened and I was able to get up. That was "something good!" I still really couldn't stand or walk but I thank God that since that moment it has been getting better and never returned to that intensity. So this morning when I woke up at 4 a.m. I decided it was time to suck it up and not feel sorry for myself because I had to stay home. I listened to some music and then read my Bible. Nothing I read really inspired me or jumped off the page at me. However, it did do "something good" for me. I started feeling peace...something I've lacked for a couple of days! Then I turned my music up and a couple of praise songs that we sing at church came on. It was good...more peace. It was all good...I talked to God. Not about me or my situation but for lots of other issues I know of. The funniest thing happened...real peace...falling asleep peace without pills! When I woke up it had only been about 15 minutes but I knew the Lord had been with me. I was rested. The peace I could feel was unbelievable and...No intense pain! Thank you Lord!! It's not completely normal yet but I know it will be. Someone I know always tells me..."GOD is faithful!"...and I have come to believe, and know, that HE is!

So I guess what I'm trying to say in all of this is...

No matter what you are going through, if you have the Lord, He will always bring "something good" out of it. Just look for it...HIM...in everything. Then when it happens, accept whatever it is knowing if it's "something good", it came from HIM!!

Father God thank You for all that You do for us. Thank You for all You have brought us through. Thank You for all the times You heal us. Thank You for all the times when You are with us and we don't even realize it was You that helped us. Thank You for saving us. Thank You for giving us everyday that we have to serve You. Thank You for giving us the opportunity to tell people about You and what You do for us. Above all...Thank You for loving us so much that You gave Your One and Only Son to die on the cross for us. To save us from our sins and set us free!! To give us eternal life with You!!
Amen

John 3:16
Amplified Bible (AMP)


For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.

7 comments:

My daily walk in His grace! said...

Hi Chelle. I hope your back gets better quickly. Its awesome that you can see God and the good He brings out of things. All things work together for the good of those who Love the Lord...
God bless
Tracy

Denise said...

That's so inspirational Chelle, and a wonderful message......I will remember you in my prayers! :)

Reformed rebel said...

Thanks Tracy and Denise. Great hearing from you both. Have a wonderful day!
God bless you...Chelle

Carole in the Faith Lounge said...

Worship and Praise songs always work to calm my thoughts and mind in any situation.
It was wonderful that you gained more peace after listening to music. I too have started to apply the principle of looking for something good in every circumstance. It hasn't been easy, but with continual practice it works!!


Chelle, may complete healing manifest in your back soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chelle

I thought I'd pop in and say "hi". What a great read. It is so good to know that our Precious Jesus is close at hand, and all we have to do is reach out to Him!

Have a super day
Niqui
xx

Reformed rebel said...

Carole...so good to hear from you. Thank you for the prayer.

Hi Niqui...I am learning more every day how important it is for us to "reach out". Thank you for popping in!

Blessings to you both...Chelle

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Chelle,
I have a few serious back conditions that have left me immobilized on the floor also, although It hasn't been as bad in the past year or so. I wanted to share with you what the Lord taught me during those very difficult years. He taught me how to ask for (and accept) help, how to understand that at the end of my human limitations was where I would find His strength, He taught me humility and compassion. And last but not least, that if you need to use a cane during the busy Christmas shopping season people miraculously clear out of whatever aisle you are in :)

Peace In Jesus,
& remember, we are...
Never Forsaken