Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Give Thanks

November....the month of Thankfulness. 

This has been a rough month for me and at times I haven't always been sure I could keep on going.  But because of the Lord I have.  The one thing that I always try to remember is that just because I'm a believer in will still happen to me just as it does to non believers.  That's the bad part.  The good part is....the Lord is walking beside me through all of life's happenings.  Good and bad.  For the biggest part of my life that is not how it was.  When things went wrong I had no One to turn to....and that didn't work too well.  Now I ask the Lord for help all the time.  The best part of that is....He helps me.  As some of you know I'm having some major back issues going on.  Because of this sometimes I can hardly walk.  So when I'm having a hard time I have started saying....Jesus please help me and please help it not to hurt so bad.  You works....He works!  I am still walking and believing that I will continue to do so.  I am so thankful that Jesus has been helping me.  And as long as I keep asking Him I believe He will continue to do that.  He may not heal me but He will be with me through everything. 

Do I want the Lord to heal me?  More than you know!  But there's something else I want.  That Jesus be glorified through all of this.  I want my family and friends that don't know Him to come to know Him.  I want to have a testimony to share that makes people say....WOW!!!  Jesus did that for you??!!!!  Not to make me look good in anyway.  But only so JESUS out shines everything and everyone!  That's what I want to happen because of all of this.

I was talking to someone tonight that doesn't know Jesus as their Savior.  They think that because their basically good that all is well.  I want her to really know that all is well.  To be able to say with confidence....


This person knows all I have had go wrong over the last couple of years.  I just keep telling her that GOD is going to take care of it all.  That I am trusting Him to get me through this just as He did all of the other things He brought me through.  I'm also believing....and trusting....that GOD isn't going to let me down! 

For all of this tonight....For all my family and all of my friends that I love so much....

I am!!!

1 Thessalonians 5:18
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

until we see Jesus....face to face


  1. Hi Chelle,
    I am having a very similar problem with my muscles in my arms and legs, and this has only happened since the Lord encouraged me that He would heal me completely from something I have had in my body for a long time, but for which the Lord told me that His grace was sufficient for me. Because of the way this happened I feel absolutely that I have been brought into a 'Job' situation where the enemy is trying to get me to not believe and trust in God. I hold fast that which is good, all that God speaks to me, and it is definitely the Lord who will be glorified as a result of my doing this. Just as Job was promised, we have been promised the 'life' that the enemy is unable to touch if we continue to trust our God.
    God bless you

  2. I am praying for you, Chelle, that God's will be done in your life according to His plan. We are all called to be a testimony to His goodness and His can that be if we had everything always going smoothly? It is the hard things that we walk through that make us lean on Him, and He will carry us through...though sometimes He wants us to walk and learn to trust. Pain is a constant in my life, and I hope the way I refuse to allow it to steal away my joy and my hope is an encouragement to others...especially anyone who is not a see and want that same confidence and comfort that only Jesus can give...As Brenda pointed out...we have a life that the enemy cannot touch...and that life is deeper than the flesh...only God can touch it.

  3. Good for you hon! Keep looking to Jesus for each and every step. His name will be praised and He will receive glory when others, who witness you suffering, see you praising God. Praying and praying for the relief that will come. Keep hanging on and claiming health, rebuking things that come to mind and know you, even in this, are dearly loved and cherished.

    Praying for you my dear.

  4. Hi Chelle, do you know the author Mesu Andrews? She takes a biblical story and fleshes it out. There is one she has written about Job. If you havent read it and love reading, read that one. Its called Love amidst the Ashes. I just noticed that Brenda above mentioned Job too. Hmmm, maybe God is trying to show you something. Love you, praying for you
    God bless

  5. Hi Chelle! I am so sorry that your back is acting up. I have a weak back too, and it just gets in the way of my movements. So I understand your restrictions. What a wonderful attitude you have though! And the witness you gave to your friend is priceless. I know the angels are clapping and singing over you. You are glorifying God in your weakness, just St. Paul did. Thank you for sharing your faith with all of us.

    You will continue to be in my prayers.
    Hugs, Ceil