We all need reminded to BELIEVE
I came across this journal entry from April 3, 2014 and as I read it there was a tug placed on me to share it.
As you read the words I wrote almost 7 years ago I want you to think of where you are at in your journey. Is there something going on right now that you need to BELIEVE in or have you lost that within. I am challenging you right now pause for a moment and seriously think about what or where is it you need to have the strength to BELIEVE again.
Once you read the journal entry I want you to read the rest of this blog. My words today almost 7 years later.
April 3, 2014 11:38 PM
Believe~ to have a firm religious faith; to accept
as true, genuine, or real; to have a firm conviction as to the goodness, efficacy, or ability of something
Let me tell you a story. I was coaching my basketball team last year and at the second practice I set the girls down. I told them how talented they all were, some had strengths where others didn’t and those had strengths where others didn’t. But together they were very talented. Not just in the sense that they could score points or make a steal they were talented all the way around. I looked each of them in the eyes and told them, we will be in the championship game at the end of the season, and we will win that game! I believe it! Now I need each of you to believe it. Not just hope for it, not just think maybe, not just think that would be cool. I need you all to believe it! The process will be hard, and we will practice like no other, but we will have fun while we do it.
I’m not sure if they thought I was crazy or weird or just plain stupid speaking to them. Or maybe they read into it and truly believed it. My little team lost one game all season, we made it to the championship game, and WE WON! It was hard work, commitment, doing our jobs, but I feel mostly it was BELIEVING. Believing in themselves, in the process, in the coaches, in the game, in the power of good. I love those girls so much, they will have a special place in my heart forever.
I tell you that story because I feel I am at that same place. Not coaching the girls basketball team this time, but fighting for my husband. See I believe, I believe he will be healed, I believe in the power of prayer, I believe in the doctors, I believe in Christ! I believe in something greater than I can even imagine. I believe we will have a testimony like no other, I believe we will rejoice in the joy of victory! I BELIEVE WE WILL WIN!
So now I am asking for everyone to believe with me. Believe in the process we will be facing, believe in the doctors, believe in the Lord to answer prayers, believe in it all! Believe in the healing power of the Lord.
Please don’t question anything, just keep believing. I am prepared there will be trials along the way but I know when I get knocked down I will stand back up a little bit taller. Through all the trials we will go through we will become better people, better teachers for what is next. Just keep believing!
It is really crazy how in a blink of an eye your life is flipped upside down. I could sit here and question why we are on this journey, and don’t get me wrong it has crossed my mind, but I am realizing this journey is teaching us all something. Each person reading this is learning something something so powerful to each of you. Don’t get in a hurry and not take note of the lessons you might be handed. I was speaking with my girls and was telling them there are lots of lessons to be learned through this process and through this a lot of people are being reached. I said maybe one person will look at life a bit different. Z looks up at me and says mom I prayed before, well what I thought was praying, but since this happened to dad I pray every day and I prayed to the God you speak of. What a sweet young lady I have. Brought a tear to my eye. My poor babies, oh what they must be going through, their little hearts have to be hurting. I pray for strength for those three beauties and guidance every day.
Psalms 84:11-12 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those who walk in blameless. Oh Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.
Love and blessings to all!
Believe is exactly what we did in this moment in our journey. For some it may be hard to understand but all the things we believed were happening around us. I believe Doug was healed in so many ways, he just wasn’t cured of cancer. I believe in the power of prayer we continually felt by thousands that continues to feed my soul. I always believed in the doctors and the care they provided for Doug. I believe in Christ now just as much as I did almost 7 years ago. I still believe in something bigger than we can imagine and it will shine the amazing testimony I believe we have to share with millions. I believe I have learned how to rejoice in the joy of victory, the victory just may not look as I had hoped. But still there is victory. I firmly BELIEVE WE WON! For those questioning that statement let me explain. We won the love of thousands. We won the guidance to show others strength. We won a tighter bond. We won vulnerability to share so others could see they were not alone. We won a new relationship with The Lord and openly spoke about it. We won by having Doug for 21 months from a diagnosis that gave him only a few. We won because we chose to see the good in this journey and the lives that we continue to touch, almost 7 years later.
Love and blessings to all!