But for the grace of God…

Hello , again!

On this Lord’s day I have tried time and again to post a link to a recent article written by a journalist from Good Morning, America, and posted on front page Yahoo a few weeks ago. It is very pertinent to the topic of this blog… wives dealing with long-term chronically ill husbands. So I am copying and pasting it here:

http://gma.yahoo.com/wife-slips-madness-husband-dies-brain-tumor-170825388–abc-news.html

“Nothing is impossible with God.” This Biblical phrase gets tossed around tritely too often. If you think about in carefully, the reverse is also true: “Everything is impossible without God.” Our Savior stated this fact, “Without Me, you can do nothing. As the branch cannot bear fruit, except it abide in the vine, no more can you, except you abide in Me.”

My heart weeps for Mrs. Graves. She was dealing with a nearly impossible situation with little to no help.  No wonder she lost her mind. I pray she finds true health and healing from the Great Physician.

In contrast, I just read a letter from a lady on my online support group- husbandwithillness@yahoogroups.com.  Her husband died of a heart attack unexpectedly after dealing with twenty years of chronic pain. This dear lady was faithful to her marriage commitment. Though recovering from severe exhaustion, she radiates the triumph of life and hope in Christ.  I thank her for her words of hope and her faithful example. “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.”

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