Friday, March 25, 2011

25th March Chemo Day 32

We enjoyed several hours in the garden today, this weather is most welcome! Jane is suffering quite a bit now from the chemo she just had but she remains very positive and we are praying that the side effects will pass over the next day or so. We have a reserve oxygen cylinder which was ideally suited for garden use and that helped ease Jane’s discomfort outside. It really does make all the difference when she’s feeling so ill.

I sometimes wonder about those who seemingly turn away from their faith journey when faced with disappointments that life so often brings our way. So often people put the blame for their hurt and pain either on God or perhaps religion and that makes no sense to me. This world is a complex place though I have no doubt that God created the world as perfect as perfect could be. He gave man complete and absolute authority over everything and we messed up… big time! It’s not good enough to blame the devil either as man is the major influence on how we live. When things go wrong it may not necessarily be our personal ‘fault’ but if not that then I reckon there is usually some sort of corporate failing to blame. This whole planet and the society we live in is pretty well messed up… there’s no way we can be immune from trouble. But God has a way forward and hopefully out of trouble. He shows us how to live in a way that can be an influence for good.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ‘Every test that you have experienced is the kind that normally comes to people. But God keeps his promise, and he will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm; at the time you are put to the test, he will give you the strength to endure it, and so provide you with a way out.’ (GNT)

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