Epilogue


 

In God’s Time I shall return. Suffering is a part of Life as is illness/sickness/disease. As much of my disabilities are hereditary and I cannot change my genetic code this is something I must accept. Whining, complaining, bitching and moaning won’t change a thing. With acceptance comes peace. For example Monday, July 18th I tried to find certain of my poems in my Documents file and found they were all gone. Normally I’d be upset and panic but as compared to constant chronic pain I though So be it. Perhaps this is a sign of some cosmic change I’m not yet privy to understand. I’m not one to beat my head against a rock. Nor will I go running to and fro for some miraculous cure which does not exist. It is what it is.  I will enjoy the time left to me whether its two months, two years or if I’m lucky another twenty years.

 

1 Peter 4:12-19

King James Version (KJV)

12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.

16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

4 thoughts on “Epilogue

  1. My favorite is walking into the room
    And forgetting why I walk into that room in the first place
    Can’t tell you how many things get lost
    There’s no repair for a human to blow a gasket
    Been there tried that

    1. Done that many times. Get all the way downstairs and can’t remember why I went down there in the first place. My cat Sylvester figures I’m gonna give him more food!! LOL!!

  2. Great perspective. James helped me through a particularly painful week: “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” Let’s pray we pass God’s tests! ❤

    1. Thanks. I wrote this on a day when my pain had escalated to a Ten+++++ Last weekend was a total bust. Spent most of it in bed. Had to use a sick day which I hate doing. This week was somewhat better with the pain levels staying around a 2 or 3. Unfortunately I have to work so many days I’m standing up in pain for most of the workday. (My job requires me to stand for 8 to 12 hours a day.) Passing the test for me means getting through the week and making it to the weekend. Sundays are for all day rest and sleep pretty much with errands being done on Mondays. I work as a museum Security Guard so I have weird work days and odd days off. No control over my work schedule. However the light at the end of the tunnel is retirement in 2018. Can’t wait.

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