Breast cancer, mastectomy,, Breathing problems, chronic fatigue, depression, Faith, hope, love, God, Prayer

Tests

Hello, everyone. I want to let you all know that I’m in hospital with breathing difficulties, just in case there is some disruption to my daily posts. I was admitted on Monday, and am currently waiting to have a scan and, hopefully, a diagnosis. Love to you all, from Ruth XXXXX

 

 

Lord,

Whether my tests are great or small,
May I help those who stumble.

Whether my pain is strong or weak,
May I help others through.

Whether my tears fall fast or slow,
May I help those who suffer.

Whether my life is long or short,
May I, like Christ, serve you.

 

References

The Lord tests the heart (Proverbs 17:3; NLT).

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

Mourn with those who mourn (Romans 12:15; NRSV).

Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:40; NIV).

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Just like us

 

Lord,

You had emotions,
Just like us,

Yet you faced your trials and sorrows
Without sin.

You loved,
Without possessiveness;

Got angry,
Without blaming other people;

Wept,
Without self-pity;

Feared,
Without avoidance;

Suffered,
Without hatred;

And despaired,
Without losing faith in God.

Lord, you had emotions,
Just like us,

Yet you faced your trials and sorrows
Without sin.

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This High Priest of ours understands all our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin (Hebrews 4:15; NLT).

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

Be angry but do not sin (Ephesians 4:26; NRSV).

Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing (Luke 23:34; NLT).

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark 15:34; NLT).

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Ecstasy

An ecstasy came upon him (Acts 10:10; DBY).

Her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them off with her hair (Luke 7:38; NLT).

In his shadow have I rapture (Song of Songs 2:3; DBY).

I am in despair (Psalm 69:20; NLT).

Let my words fall like rain on tender grass, like gentle showers on young plants (Deuteronomy 32:2; NLT).

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Lord,

Ecstasy
Is very close
To tears,

And pleasure
Can be very close
To pain.

So, may we face
Both rapture
And despair,

While your love
Falls on us
Like gentle rain.

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Rain, your tears, Lord

Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head (Luke 9:58; NLT).

If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread (Matthew 4:3; NLT).

Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7; NLT).

He was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood (Luke 22:44; NLT).

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark 15:34; NLT).

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Rain,
Your tears, Lord;
Sun,
Your light.

Stars,
Your beauty;
Frost,
Your night.

Fire,
Your anger;
Earth,
Your bed.

Rocks,
Your footpath;
Stones,
Your bread.

Blood,
Your life force;
Dust,
Your flesh.

Fear,
Your anguish;
Grief,
Your death.

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Joys and sorrows

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).

I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God (Isaiah 61:10; NLT).

The Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait quietly for God’s promises to be fulfilled (Romans 15:4; NLT).

 

Life brings many joys,
And many sorrows –
Lord, help us,
As we do our best to cope.

Ecstatic tears
Can swiftly turn to grief –
Lord, in our darkest times,
Please give us hope.

 

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Healing

Come close to God, and God will come close to you (James 4:8; NLT).

“I will give you back your health and heal your wounds,” says the LORD (Jeremiah 30:17; NLT).

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain (Revelation 21:4; NLT).

I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 11:9; NIV).

He restores my soul (Psalm 2:3; NKJV).

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10; NLT).


Lord,
Slowly, slowly,
As my relationship
With you grows closer,
You heal my wounds,
And give me back my health
.

Slowly, slowly,
You wipe away the tears that flow
From how I was brought up –
So many years of physical
And mental pain.

And slowly, slowly,
You restore my heart
And soul,
So I can live
To the full.

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