by: Lillian Duncan

(Proverbs 18:21, NIV)

 Psalm 69: 30

I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.

Today, we learned my husband is having a triple bypass this week. Not something we expected—at all and certainly not something we wanted. Now, we are faced with choices, lots of them. But the biggest choice becomes how we are going to react to this.

We could choose to blame God and ask why this had to happen to us but that’s not our choice. We choose to praise God and be grateful the problem was found early enough to do something about it.

Does that make it easy? No. Does that make it any less scary? No. Does that mean there haven’t been tears? No. Does that mean I would choose for this to be happening? No. But it does mean I also have peace, joy, and hope. That I am trusting in the goodness of God and knowing He loves us and that he works all things for the good of those who love Him.

I don’t know the future. I don’t know what God has planned for us. I don’t know the outcome of the surgery.  But I do know that in all things, I will praise Him and love Him and trust in his love for me.

In life, we don’t always have control over what happens to us but we always have the choice to how we react.


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  1. Kim Akin

     /  June 5, 2012

    I have not always chosen to praise God. I have been angry at Him. I trust in His merciful love shown to us by Jesus. I dont want to be angry at Him anymore. I know God can only do Good.


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