Here are some thoughts I am still processing. Ever since the strokes I have been frustrated that I am still on earth, that I am "missing time" in Heaven. Sunday, someone at church prayed what has been irritating to me for almost two years now, something like, "Thank you for awakening us and blessing us with another sunrise and day of beauty..." It hit me at that moment why exactly our time on earth is such a gift. It is just that, this is the only TIME we are given.
Quote "When we REALIZE our days here MATTER, our pain has SIGNIFICANCE, and are choices are MEANINGFUL, we can step THROUGH the darkest of times with HOPE in our hearts. It's not that we WON'T waiver, but even our inquiries have the POTENTIAL, when we are SEEKING, to lead us to a stronger faith. I find that my joy is ENLARGED by understanding that, as a CHILD of God, even my pain has PURPOSE. That realization doesn't ELIMINATE my pain, bu tit makes it more MANAGEABLE, allowing me other EMOTIONS in the midst of calamity, including shocking pink JOY." ~ Patsy Clairmont
And after you have suffered for a little while, the GOD of All GRACE, who Called you to HIS ETERNAL GLORY CHRIST, will HIMSELF Perfect, Confirm, Strengthen and Establish you. -1 Peter 5:10