Are You Living By Faith When It Comes to Daily Illness Stresses?

“We live by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7)

Sounds like such a simple verse. “We live by faith not by sight” . . . But do we?

I know that I try; I want to say that I am walking in faith but then I start to think.

Those last test results weren’t very good, there are a lot of things that are affected right now, it is getting harder to use my arm and walking can be an issue some days. Of course it is my right arm and I am right handed. What am I going to do if my arm stays like this and everything is more difficult? Walking is getting harder: what am I going to do if it stays this way? I am not ready to quit driving, or to use a wheelchair, or have to have help for the simple things.

It can go on and on as I think about what the ramifications of this latest episode with my MS could mean. Then I hear God’s voice saying Trust Me. I am in control. I will take care of you. You don’t have to worry about what will come. Just think about today, walk with me through this day. Then we will face tomorrow when it comes.

I am reminded God is with me, I have nothing to fear; He loves me so much He sent His angels to be with me to keep me from harm. That is when I can let out a big sigh and relax in the arms of Jesus. I don’t know what the future holds, none of us do. But I do know who holds the future, and I know that He is with me as long as I walk through each day in faith.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for being there. Thank You for taking away not only the fear that I feel when I think about the what ifs, but for removing the thoughts completely. For keeping me from thinking about the what ifs and keeping my mind focused on You. When I focus on You I have a sense of peace and no fear because I know You are in control. Thank You for letting me rest in Your arms help me let others see You at work in my life and give them a sense of hope and peace also.

About the author:
Linda Aufrance lives in Arizona with her husband of 37 years. She has 2 grown children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. She lives daily with the struggles of multiple sclerosis, lupus, and diabetes, but rests in the assurance that God is in control and tries to share His love with those she comes in contact with.

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Have you faced a difficult time where when you looked at the situation you felt no hope, but then you left it with God and walked through it by faith with Him by your side?

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One thought on “Are You Living By Faith When It Comes to Daily Illness Stresses?

  1. Linda, thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. This message about “living in the present” has come my way a few times this week so I know that I need to listen up! Now you land on this point, too.

    I can relate to how you share. One thing can get my mind going in the blink of a thought. Oh – it catches me so often and off I go. God is not ahead of me ( although He does know the future ) but too often, I race ahead of him mentally and then am one knot of confusion.

    Thank you for the reminder to stop, be present with Him in the “now” – trusting Him now and for the days that are to come. Amen.

    Oh – surely needed this reminder.
    Bless you!
    Lynn

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