Monday, August 20, 2007

To rely on God daily

"As you say, the thing is to rely only on God. The time will come when you will regard all this misery as a small price to pay for having been brought to that dependence. Meanwhile . . . The trouble is that relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done."
C. S. Lewis, Letters of C.S. Lewis

A neighbor sent this quote over at the beginning of this trial when we found out that brain surgery was eminent. When asking what we were needing my reply was "tissues". She posted scripture and quotes like the one above on the tissue boxes . I wanted to share it with you today. The latter half of the quote is what strikes me the most.

I guess the positive part of it all is that at least one tissue box is still in use. Whew! Don't want to repeat that time over again any time soon.

Have a great rest of the week! I know we will.


Anonymous said...

Kate, Wow...that quote penetrates deeply. I need to write it down myself. I love the story of notes on the kleenex boxes, too. :)

I'm praying for you to get some sleep, no eye/head pains, your doctor appts in Sept., & wisdom in opening your mouth (hope that came out right!).

Love, Sue Stark :)

Anonymous said...

What a great quote! I agree with Sue, I am going to write that down myself too.
I am still praying for you Kate as I know you are still battling some pain. Chase is back at college now, giving it another try. It was hard to send him off this year and I told him I better not see him the ER in 6 weeks. ;)He is doing fine with MRI's coming up clean every 3 months. We are thankful to the good Lord that He has made him well so quickly and can go on and be a 19 year old at UNC Chapel Hill.
On another note though, we have found yet another young person with a rare cancer at UNC from our area here in Greensboro. Chase is being able to minister to her and let her know a few of the "ins and outs" of going through chemo and radiation. So, God is already using Chase not even 8 months after his ordeal began. God is good.
I will continue to pray "big" for you and your family.
Judith Jones (Greensboro NC)

Laura Joback said...

The quote leaves to mind the "thorn in the flesh" that Paul struggled with, yanking him back to dependence on God. Thorn in the flesh...tumor in the cranium... Bet Paul thought that "something" (anything?) less painful and crippling was all it took to yank his eyes back on Jesus. Wish it were that way with the rest of us, too. Thank you for sharing your Kleenex box quote! Laura