Wednesday, 19 April 2017

ILLNESS CAN'T TAKE EVERYTHING.


Chronic illness has the power to rob us of joy, movement and motivation and can place such a strain on us and our families that we actually grieve for the life we once had. Yet, it is limited in what it can take, and here are some things it cannot take from us...
  • It cannot take our salvation from us
  • It cannot take our love for God or His love for us,
  • It cannot take our honour, or respect or strength of character.
  • It cannot take our courage, our motivation or our hope...
  • It cannot take our honesty, our faithfulness to God and family,
  • It cannot take our robe of righteousness or God's Spirit within us.
Trying as it is, chronic illness cannot destroy our walk with Christ, or preclude us from serving God in prayer and kindness, even from our bed... It cannot rob us of seeking communion with God or lifting our arms in worship or raising our voices in song...even if we are just mouthing the words...

Chronic illness can take our joy at times, and perhaps our life, but only on the day and hour that Christ allows it. And the day it does take our all, chronic illness will be replaced with unimaginable joy as God gives us our robe of righteousness and our eternal reward... another thing that chronic illness can't take from us!

© Glenys Robyn Hicks

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulations, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:35

2 comments:

  1. Hooray I've found you again!! : )
    I lost your blog a long time ago. It was such a blessing to me but one day it disappeared. I'm so happy you are ok.
    Praise the Lord!
    Thank you for your wise words they bring me comfort.
    Sue xx

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    1. Hi Sue! Yes, I had Morning Cuppas With Glenys. Somehow it was hacked and taken over by a guy in Indonesia. I think it's there. I didn't have the energy to try to start it all again.... until recently. I still write new posts, and I repost the old ones... Thank you for your encouraging words today, Sue! Blessings! Glenys

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