Monday, October 20, 2008

Shots are such good things!

Bella has a sinus infection. The good news is her ears look much better. Her chest is rattling now. We have stronger medicine and she got a shot, so my fingers are crossed that she's on the mend!

We have had an interesting, trying couple of weeks, but I believe it means we must be doing something right in our spiritual lives to have so many trials. We are learning some things about ourselves and each other. I love to learn!

I read Leviticus 19:16-18 tonight. It says "Do not spread slanderous gossip among your people. Do not try to get ahead at the cost of your neighbor's life, for I am the Lord. Do not nurse hatred in your heart for any of your relatives. Confront your neighbors directly so you will not be held guilty for their crimes. Never seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.". As I struggle with a past relationship, it has given me a lot to think about tonight. It always hurts when a relationship ends and leaves me wondering if it was all me. The Bible reading I have done lately has given me so much peace. I am no longer questioning if it was me. There is a much bigger picture than I can see and somethings end because God allows them to end. Only He knows all of the reasons. I can finally say that I am ok with that. I am not questioning myself and trying to figure out what I could have done differently. We are all different and the Bible tells us to love each other.

2 comments:

Amy said...

Thank you for sharing this. You never know when someone is going through the same thing or something very similar. I have realllllly been struggling with a certain relationship in my life. It is very hard to have hurts healed and be set free from years of damage, but God can do anything. I hold on strong to His promises. There are always two sides to everything. We all have our faults, we just have to ask for forgiveness and guidance along the way from our Lord. Thanks again for sharing! Love you!

Shannon said...

Jess, you always bring up things that get me thinking...and such a great verse as well. it's one i have highlighted myself.