Monday, April 11, 2011

Catching Up

Just wanted to check in, since I've been offline for several days. I'm not ready to come back to blogging on a daily basis, but I'm still here.  However, my life feels about as stable as this photo would suggest.

unstable benchphoto © 2009 Emergency Brake | more info (via: Wylio)

I've seen the doctor again, and he has changed my meds again. (I am not at all complaining:  the previous combination was definitely not working.)  In most cases he just changed the dosage or formulation, but one med is being replaced by another.  As I'm writing this, I haven't taken even one dose of the new medications, so it's much too soon to know how they'll work.

As much as I'm craving stability, more change is on the way. We are changing our homeschool program for the upcoming year:  the decisions have been made and the placement tests taken, so now we're waiting for the curriculum to arrive. In addition, we are looking at the possibility of more challenges that I can't share just yet.

What keeps coming to mind, in the midst of all of these stressful circumstances, is that I cannot even imagine how I would get through this if I didn't know that God is holding me in His hand.  On one particularly rough evening, I reminded myself that He has a purpose for these trials.  Even though I can't see what that purpose is, I know that it's all part of His plan.  He loves me and He allows only as much pain as is needed to accomplish His purpose.

So even when I feel as though the ground might crumble under me at any moment, I know that the Lord--who loves me--is in control.  What a tremendous reassurance! 
My flesh and my heart may fail,
   but God is the strength of my heart
   and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26, New International Version, ©2011)

6 comments :

  1. Change is never easy. I pray the Lord will continue paving the way for you and will also work mightily through the new dosage of meds. I love Ps 73:26; thanks for sharing that.

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  2. Glad to know you are still clinging to the Lord. He is the one who can lead you through deep waters. Glad you gave us an update.

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  3. I too wonder how people who do not know God ever make it through some of life's trials.

    I didn't mean to ignore your question about whether I would guest post. I just don't know what I would post about! :)

    Hang in there.

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  4. Praying for you, Melissa. I'm glad you checked in.

    Yes, He IS our strength and our portion!

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  5. Will keep you in my prayers.

    I don't think I would have made it through my life without Him.

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  6. I will continue to lift you up in prayer!

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