! I know June is gardening month….but when God speaks I listen.

I had a rough day yesterday. In fact, my husband and I have had a rough year. It started on Christmas day, when my step-son who is schizophrenic had an episode. In three months he was hospitalized 4 times, but thankfully he’s doing somewhat better now..

Then my husband had a triple by-pass on Feb. 1. On April 1, I developed Bell’s Palsy and from that we discovered I have two brain tumors (schwannomas). Anyway…yesterday, I met with specialized neurosurgeons who will be handling my “surgery” which is actually a type of radiation.

The good news is they can treat the tumors. The bad news is there’s still a 1 in 5 chance I could lose some, most or all of my hearing. And there’s a small chance that I could have more facial paralysis or the radiation could cause my benign tumors to become cancerous on the treated side. (They can only treat one side at a time so after treating one side, I have to wait almost a year before they will treat the other side—which could mean more hearing loss on that side.)

So, I was struggling to keep positive. Then the thought of money and how much the treatment will cost slipped into my mind.  Thanks, Devil, for that!! And I forgot to mention I don’t have a job for next school year—first time in over 30 years.

I went to the computer to read my email and had lots of different devotions to catch up on. And God is so good. These are some of the verses waiting for me:

Isaiah 19: 5-6 …

And in an instant, suddenly, you shall be visited and delivered by the Lord of Hosts.

1 Peter 5:7 C

Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.

Psalm 4:8

In peace, I will lie down for you, Lord, alone makes me dwell in safety and confident trust.

How awesome is God who sent me these reminders and encouragements just when I needed them most!!

SHARING TIME: What’s going on in your life that’s threatening your peace and faith?

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