Being stuck in the hospital for a bit can be the pits, expecially if you are an outdoor and talkative person. The last couple of days my wife and I have made our way to a couple of hospital beds visiting friends that are sick. Both friends have been there for about a week without any signs of fast recovery and they seem rather defeated. It is a sad feeling to see these people who would be hitting the pavement to spread God’s word and are now stuck in bed with double pneumonia, and the other with two strokes. This is a time when we can either buckle under the pressures of defeat, or keep extreme focus on all of the good in our life. The fact that we woke up and are still alive, we can witness to others around us, or this could even be a quiet couple of weeks with our noses buried in God’s word and reflecting. There is always going to be trials in our life and it’s all about making lemonade from a handful of lemons. God has us at that spot in time for a reason and we need to listen to what He wants us to do. Just we can’t walk around does not mean that our mouths and hearts stop working. The person lying next to you in your room could be the lost soul that God sent you to help. give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Published by Matthew, Karen, and God
Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives. View more posts