Day Twenty

Day 20

No sugar or dairy

The last two days I haven’t given much thought to missing out on sugar or dairy. The grandson has been sick! He’s approaching 21 months of age and this is his first “real” sickness. Yesterday’s doctor’s visit was pretty awful. I’m sure he will remember I’m the one who took him there and held him down for them to look in his ears!! Today was spent trying to reassure him Gram LOVES him. He sat on my lap and we watched “The Berenstain Bears.” I love those character building episodes.

But with this first “real” sickness, it made me think of those who had to watch a grandchild’s life waste away. My thoughts immediately turned to my older sister, and her grandson, Colton. His life was very short, but he was LOVED so much. Today, Colton would be six years old. My heart aches for such hard life experiences. And the truth is, we can’t make sense of it all. We are called to have Faith in God, and trust His Sovereign Will. We certainly aren’t capable of doing that unless we are surrendered and soaking in the Word of God, daily.

The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him. The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace” (Psalm 28:7, 11).

I am praying for those whose hearts have been pushed to the breaking point and asking God to provide the focus and peace needed to sustain them while always looking forward to our forever home in heaven.

These two quotes by Henrietta C. Mears intensify in meaning as I mull them over in my mind:

The greatness of your power is the measure of your surrender.
Do not pray for an easy task. Pray to be stronger!

Is there something in your life that you need to surrender to the Lord?

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