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Trust is one of the keys to life

7 Feb

This morning I read in Isaiah 43:2-3a:  “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.  For I am the LORD your God, the Holy one of Israel, your savior.”

Being a Parkinson’s patient, even with the miracle of the Deep Brain Stimulation operation, I still face disability at some point in the future.  This was pointed out when the programming appointment last Friday didn’t bring entirely positive news.  I am at the best setting (since last October) that helps me to feel like a normal person.  Most symptoms of Parkinson’s are held at bay.  But I am at the maximum of this setting and other settings that are available don’t seem to work as well.  Parkinson’s will eventually overtake this setting and we will have to find some other possibility.  The medical community is always looking for better solutions or a cure, so there is medical hope.

But I feel like I am sitting on a ticking time bomb.  I need to get as much life in as possible in the next few years before the bomb blows and I am not able to function as I am now.  That means making the most of every opportunity God puts in front of me!  I am seeking the ministries He wants me to participate in.  He has a plan for every person, no matter what our capabilities are, small or great, all people are have inestimable value in God’s kingdom!

The passage in Isaiah above points out that “when” you pass through the waters, river and fire, I am your God.  Later on verse 5 says “Do not be afraid, for I am with you.”


God does have a plan for our individual lives no matter what type of “fire” experience we are going through.  Proverbs 3:5 encourages us to “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”  So, trust is one of the keys to living.  I choose to live this day and day by day, not worrying about the future (I’m still working on this, but it is a choice each of us can  make each day).



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