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Friday, July 27th 2007

10:31 PM

Where is God when it hurts?

     Do you ever ask "why?"  In those times when life doesn't make sense, what do you do?

     God promises He will always be there when we talk to Him.  His presence is closer than the very breath we breathe and the pain we feel.

     Life is filled with the unexplainable.  Jobs don't turn out the way we thought they would.  People let us down.  Circumstances spiral out of control.  But God never changes.  Hebrews 13:8 says He "is still the same yesterday and today and forever."

     When I went through the pit of depression following my hysterectomy, Jesus was the only rope I had to hang on to.  My emotions were in upheaval and my reasoning faculties had fled.  For several years, doctors told me it was all in my head.  But I knew something had happened to warp my ability to function.  When one doctor explained the imbalance caused by the broken chemical chain, I finally began the road back.

     Through that horrible time, I clung to the Lord tenaciously.  And He hung on to me.  I know that things can get bleak, but the Lord will never abandon you.  Call out to Him; He'll be there!  He promised!

     Psalm 145:18  "The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth."

2 user comments.

Posted by Sandra Stanford:

It is hard sometimes. I am so thankful for the Word of God that I can touch and read and believe. I know the Lord is with me through the hard times. I am grateful He never leaves me. I know I have needed Him this week more than ever. He is near!!!!!!!!! Life doesn't always make sense. Yet, I know even in the "senseless" times, the Lord loves me and is strong for me! Thank You Jesus for your unfailing love.
Monday, July 30th 2007 @ 3:00 PM

Posted by Sally Ferguson:

A friend emailed that she is facing a hysterectomy and the fear of what could be ahead. This is my response:

It seems that change seems to be a part of life, doesn’t it?! I know that the horror stories abound about hysterectomies, but that doesn’t mean that they will be your story.

First of all, work with your doctor to find out the hormonal therapy that will work best for you. It may be trial & error for awhile, but it will help to feel that you have an advocate.

Equip yourself with the mindset that you will make it through this change, with the Lord. Not by yourself. And He has promised to never leave you or forsake you.

Two books that were extremely helpful: Emotional Phases of a Woman’s Life by Jean Lush with Patricia H. Rushford and Women and Stress by Jean Lush with Pam Vredevelt.

I’m sorry that my blog created more fear. I’m glad you didn’t keep that fear to yourself. That is one of the best ways you will work thru this…by not isolating yourself. Keep verbalizing what you need with your family too!
Sally
Friday, August 31st 2007 @ 8:31 PM