"It's not what happens to you but how you will use what happens to you."
Since my last blog, we have been hit hard. Both Ken & I got sick again - a week now. I haven't slept in 6 nights. Ken's missed work which means NO pay. We got hit with a $1800 tax bill and our car had to go in for repairs for an oil leak. We are feeling the weight of debt for the 1st time since we got married in 1986. I continue to look for Facebook work and am working the Thrive Life but unfortunately it's not enough. God is the one to open and close doors...and He is not opening doors for us. It's frustrating. It's confusing. And the question is where are you Lord? I am fighting discouragement, hopelessness and then I see the verse above today.....suffering produces perseverance and perseverance character and character hope... When does the hope come in? In the life to come? And then I see Hebrews 11:39-40 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
I'll end with this - I am choosing to press in for better not bitter. I am choosing to trust Jesus even know I don't see the promises manifesting. I am choosing to believe God's word for it is Truth.... and even if we go deep into debt or healing doesn't come, I will still follow the Lord. I am still a disciple of Christ.
Years ago, the Lord gave me a new wording for the phrase - when it rains, it pours..
WHEN GOD REIGNS, IT POURS!
If you are in need of prayer, a touch from God, need to be healed... please feel free to email me and I will seek the Lord - and pray for God to move on your behalf. I am so thankful for those that continue to pray for me/us. I am always thankful when God puts us on your heart and sends forth some provision. I am super thankful for God's faithfulness through people like you! Let us desire to be the Church God intended. Let us be there for our brothers and sisters in Christ whether you or I feel they deserve it or not. That is up to the Lord.... Let us pray for one another fervently! Rise up Church! Now is the time....
Hugs, love and prayers.
Ken & Michele Cole
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