But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
God has placed a challenge of a lifetime before me, yet I feel very little burden. The peace and love of God rains upon me and He reigns in my heart with every step I take.
As this photograph depicts, fog is clearly in my life. I cannot see down the road. I can only see right where I am. I move forward as God moves me and He meets me right where I am.
Just last week, my precious husband of almost 25 years has been diagnosed with Lymphoma. A large blockage obstructs the Duodenum from the outside so food cannot pass from the stomach to the small intestines. Ken has chosen no treatment as he watched a niece go through years of chemo and radiation to gain a few extra years, but through tremendous suffering and with limited quality of life. Ken just wanted to return to our home and be under hospice care which is where we are today.
During his week-long stay in a large, excellent Houston hospital, he knew the presence of God in His life, knowing that God’s will was being orchestrated right before his eyes. He was so filled with peace there and that peace filtered into me.
I cannot imagine life without Kenneth yet I know both our lives are in the LORD’s hands. Jesus will not leave nor forsake us in this trial. For now, I have Kenneth and I cherish every single moment with him. What a privilege to serve him in this intimate way and be there for him as his needs arise. When he is awake and desiring to fellowship with me during his waking hours, I feel so very blessed. Oh, my!
We are privileged to know Christ Jesus as our LORD and Savior. Jesus walked the road to the Cross. Ken and I walk with Jesus, following Him as He wills.
In the days and weeks to come, may I ask for your prayers…for us both.
Photo from Yosemite National Park Service Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/YosemiteNPS/