As I sit alone in my room having a pity party with myself, my family is in the kitchen enjoying each other’s company while they prepare a feast for the holidays. My thoughts are not on the holidays, they are on the misfortunes that accompany me during this joyful season. I lay in bed acting as if life is not worth living, my body is broken, I have no taste, I have no smell, and I have no teeth, for my throat cancer and my car accident has taken them from me. As I continue to feel sorry for myself I pick up my Bible and I begin to pray…..
“Lord I come to you for mental healing at this time. Lord I need you to take these ungrateful thoughts from me. Lord I know that you have kept me, and although I have lost, I have gained so much more with you now in my life. Lord I need you right now, talk to me through your scriptures, for they give me a strength that this world knows not of.”
As I open my Bible He guides me to a scripture and my thoughts are no longer in a dark place, for the Lords light is within…..
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18