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Fear not, all things work together

For the good of them who love God.
This scripture sustained me during my recient heart attack, through my three different cancer operations, through work difficulties, and difficulties because of no work, through poverty well below national averages for decades, through marriages and divorce, through the loss of loved ones, through the rain and inclement weather, through every obstacle the enemy threw up in my path.
God does not allow difficulties to come into our lives but for one reason, to refine our character to be more fit towards the purpose he designed us for.
I am unaware of whatever your spiritual condition today might be, but if you've the faith to receive this: have faith and proceed onwards with a grateful heart. Count for yourself all the blessings that you do enjoy, look at others less fortunate to see where those blessings you enjoy are in reality.
Whenever I feel the urge to become overwhelmed, my mind recalls a friend I knew a long time ago; Jimmy.
Jimmy was a quadriplegic, confined by circumstance to a wheel chair in a mostly reclined ( almost horizontal ) position, able by way of his chin to steer. Jimmy could not talk, but had learned to express his thought through his eyes; those that knew Jimmy were able to " talk " with him, and he them in this manner, it was quite amazingly cool.
I never, ever saw Jimmy frown in all the years I was blessed to know him. I never saw any tears flow, I never saw him express sadness or anger over his life. Rather I saw and participated with him as he experienced a new joy at whatever came into view, a tree, the playfulness of squirrels, a sip of coffee; his smile and manner were infectious, you caught it whenever you were near him, Jimmy had communicable Joy and peace. I moved away from that town, and lost track, as we so often do of those who teach us without trying, of Jimmy; but the lessons he taught me linger and echo " who am I , and WHY NOT ME ? "

God Bless, your in my prayers as of now.
Stēkō

Drew, by the very grace of GOD through the blood of Christ Jesus.
"there shall come after us men whom shall garner great wealth using our system, and having done so shall seek to slam the door of prosperity behind them." George Washington