Monday, April 27, 2009

Back on the Rebound

Romans 7:18
"I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out."

It is our desire that Tammy get better quickly. It's easy to get caught up in her rapid improvement and think that everything is going to be easy. That's simply not true.

Tammy is back on the mend after a rough couple of days. She fell asleep Saturday afternoon and woke up with a sore neck. She thought she had just slept wrong. But it didn't get any better. Sunday morning she woke up with a sore throat, so we spent the morning back at the cancer center.

It was determined that she had a virus that later manifested itself in a runny nose and some tummy trouble. The doctor restarted the antibiotic and that seems to have done the trick. She's feeling better today and appears to be back on track. It's not what we wanted, but we must remember that it's very normal to have minor setbacks along this journey.

Do you sometimes get derailed in your walk with God? You're going along fine with few distractions when something suddenly gets in the way. You can't do what you want to do and/or you do what you don't want to do. It's frustrating, but it's very normal.

Paul wrote about this struggle in Romans 7. He concludes the chapter giving God thanks for grace available through Jesus. As you battle your own difficulties, remember that the true source of strength is Jesus Christ alone.

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