I am being blessed in this latest trial of my husband’s illness and hospital stay. Can you imagine anyone saying that? Or actually meaning it? But I am quite serious- I really am being blessed!

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4

James says to count it all joy in the midst of trials, and I am. Back in the colon cancer days of 2010, I had a long time to think about these verses. I realized, the struggles and strains taught me something special. God really is faithful to His word! He is working and doing even when I can’t see. Now I know.

Here’s my blessed list so far:

  • To see again God’s faithfulness 1st hand
  • To exercise trust
  • To lean-in and be held
  • To ask for help and humbly accept it 
  • To graciously receive/allow others to serve
  • To be at peace, spread hope and joy 
  • To focus and relax 
  • To look for good in the midst (like a game)
  • To seek to be a blessing
  • To take one moment at a time
  • To discipline my mind and heart
  • To force myself to wait on God
  • To find treasure

For You are God and there is no other. Isaiah 45:22

ForGlorySake! -Anna
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