By Joni Eareckson Tada
It is not what I misplaced. it really is what i have discovered. i used to be merely seventeen, only a woman, while God requested me for every little thing I had ... my overall healthiness, my hopes, my independence, my desires, my freedom, and my mobility. He took all of it. i used to be so offended with Him that i attempted to push Him away. God relentlessly held me extra heavily. in retrospect, 40 years later, I take into account that God has replaced and healed me---my middle and my mind---in the main unforeseen methods, giving me rubies of His knowledge approximately an unbending religion and an adventure of His mercy i will now let you know approximately. was once it a good alternate, my freedom and no wheelchair for the rubies of knowledge i have been given? totally. during this i've got discovered on the ft of the Lord Jesus, embracing the way in which that God heals us, even if we rage at Him in anger, worry, and depression. This ebook isn't approximately what I misplaced in that diving coincidence goodbye in the past. it truly is concerning the knowledge he is given me to reside lifestyles victoriously within the face of disappointments and demanding situations that all of us face.
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Michael tells me he can endure almost anything, as long as he knows Jesus is “lying on the floor” with him. indd 48 12/1/08 12:13:48 PM 49 Breathing Room Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. That doesn’t mean that God lets you out of your cramped corner in life, that the pain goes away, the paralysis is healed, or the depression suddenly evaporates. But it does mean that in the tightest, most confining of life circumstances, you and I can find a wide place to stand in the sweet presence and sustaining might of a God who loves us beyond measure.
They had threatened and bullied and afflicted Israel for generations, and there was no more evil, sadistic, blood-thirsty people on the planet. ” Just like that. It infuriated the prophet. He said in essence, “I knew it. Knew it! indd 31 12/1/08 12:13:47 PM 32 A Lifetime of Wisdom instead of blowing You off, they suddenly get serious about God. And now You’re going to let them all off the hook just because You’re so merciful and kind. It disgusts me! ” Maybe Jonah thought his own words were so out of line that God would just incinerate him on the spot.
Praise You, Lord, You were with me when Ken Tada walked into my life, dark, handsome, and strong, with a twinkle in his eye and a smile that lit up a room. You were with me at the orphanage on that dark afternoon in Bucharest, when I held the dying child in my arms and wheeled around and around that dreary room as the rain beat against the windows. I sang to him, that weak, frail little boy, and my heart was breaking. You sang, too, because he didn’t die after all. He was adopted by a family in California and has become a strong, healthy young man who knows You and loves You.
A Lifetime of Wisdom by Joni Eareckson Tada