Wednesday, March 23, 2016

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."  I Peter 1:3


 --Living Hope--

I am holding onto that Hope.

Because, while I had WONDERFUL NEWS from my Rheumatologist:

MY RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS NUMBERS ARE VERY LOW!!  THE DISEASE IS RESPONDING TO THESE ORENCIA INJECTIONS, AND TO THE MERCIFUL TOUCH OF MY JESUS.

At the same time, the Fibromyalgia is not improving, and is in fact very active.  The Doctor wanted me to try yet another medication, but I am 

holding onto Hope.

Hope that the Grace of Jesus is always enough for everything I need.  Hope that the Resurrection of my Lord means that His Grace still lives in me.  And Hope that His Grace is what will help me traverse this maze of treatments for a disease with no cure and no cause.

Jesus said:
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble, But take heart! I have overcome the world."  John 16:33


This world is full of trouble, and the days are dark for many.  The daily news boggles our minds with chaos that seems likely to spin out of control.  And my own body would spiral right along with it. . . . But for that moment in time . . . when the Tomb exploded and chaos lost its hold. . . And Jesus overcame any dark thought this world could ever utter.

HE IS MY LIVING HOPE,  HERE:  as I choose to listen to His Spirit directing my days, and soothing my nights, climbing into my soul.

But not only for me. He would bring His Resurrection Life into this world's chaos, one soul at a time.

Because He loves to bring LIFE into the darkest of nights. 


I am linking again with The Faith Barista for her #OneWordLent series, where the word for this week is "Living:"

http://www.faithbarista.com/ 

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6 comments:

  1. Hi Bettie,
    What fantastic news about your RA! That is wonderful and I hope you also see improvement with some of your other issues, too. What a beautiful sacrifice of praise you offer that even though you are walking through a difficult time, you are holding onto the hope God is offering you. Praying you are surrounded by his healing, love and faith, friend!

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    1. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement, Valerie! Isn't the Hope of Jesus amazing? His Hope is so unlike my own wishful thinking; He brings it to us, and offers it there for us to hold onto. Easter Blessings and Hugs to you!

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  2. What beautiful words about God bringing life into the darkest of nights. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I will be praying for your arthritis and Fibromyalgia. Visiting from OneWordCoffee.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by also, Mary! I am so blessed at the way Jesus brings us together in our sharing! Thanks so much for your prayers! And I am praying for you too!

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  3. Hope - so sweet to the soul. So glad that you are seeing Him move in your healing journey. We are more than conquerors in Him! Joining with you in rejoicing that He makes all things new. Your neighbor at #onewordcoffee.

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    1. Thanks for visiting here, Tiffany! Yes, I am truly grateful and humbled for God's Presence along this journey. Praying for a Joyous Easter Sunday for you!

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