Psalm 34:19 states, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.” (ESV)
And he does. With my most recent health set back which really did set me back a few steps I have had to do battle with my flesh. I am reminded of the Word, “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 (ESV). And that has been how I have been living these past couple of months…very willing in Spirit and wanting to do a lot but unable to because of my health and weak flesh.
My health has kept me from attending church as frequently as I would like and has kept me home bound more than I wish and so as a result I have had to battle and occasionally do battle with loneliness and depression from being so limited. And it is because I have always been one to be on the go and always doing something that makes it more difficult. But life happens and it is what it is. I gratefully accept the abundant and good life the Lord has given me acknowledging him as my Savior, Lord and King and thus have no complaints. For since I have known the Lord many times I have failed him but faithful is he, he has never failed me once. Praise his name!
So hopefully with God‘s help and excellent continued medical care and the right dosage of the right medications my health will continue to improve and I will gain more clarity of mind, have more energy and stamina to do the things I love to do which is read books and write reviews about them, provide advocacy services for people in need, and minister in any way that I can to people who need spiritual encouragement or ministry.
Thank you for your prayers and the concern that many of you have expressed to me these past months. Many times it has made all the difference from my feeling lonely and alone and feeling like I am loved and valued. I can not express to you just how grateful I am to God and all of you.
So tonight I am preaching at the local homeless mission which I love to do. I pray God will hide me behind the cross, fill me with his spirit and speak through me with his Word that souls be saved and those who are believers will be edified and built up in their faith.
I love and appreciate you all!
Just a Pilgrim
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