REFLECTION

I had wanted to do so much more with my life.  A career in music was high on my list.  However, music requires stamina, which I am not blessed with.

I marvel at the new medical equipment used to diagnose and to treat those with failing health.  I had wanted to study to become a biomedical engineer in my 20’s.  That dream dropped out of the sky like a meteorite glowing in flames, landing on my lap, a charred cinder.  

Sociology and psychology warmed my heart instead.  This knowledge aided me in working with sick and disabled persons of all ages.

Still, I felt there was something missing in my life.  

I grew up in a Christian home, where God was perceived as our holy and mighty Creator, worthy of worship on Sundays.

But I didn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus, our Redeemer.  Many years later, God led me to a Bible based church.  Through Bible study, fellowship, and a deeper worship experience, I became aware of Jesus’ strong desire to have a personal relationship with me.  So I reciprocated.  Walking with Him has been a rich experience.

When we are ill or suffering, many times we wonder why God has allowed this pain and burden to enter our lives.  We start complaining, dispairing, or blaming someone or something for our malady.  But we don’t honor Jesus’ request to draw near to Him.  He wants to be your best friend in good times and in times of trial.

The next time you feel your life couldn’t be any better, don’t forget to thank God, letting your faith deepen.  You will start talking to Him often during the day.

When seemingly insurmountable trials invade your life, you will discover Jesus is walking beside you, holding your hand.  You will experience His reservoir of living water, deep and unending.

Allow Jesus to heal your scarred emotions.  For He needs you to reach out to individuals who have become distressed on the road of life.  Individuals who don’t know Him.  As Jesus told His disciples,  “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matt 10:8) NKJV.  

Looking back, Jesus has been preparing me to accept a mission to continue working with Him, giving people a relief from the pain caused by sin and hope for an eternity spent with Him. 

 

6 comments so far

  1. Men of One Accord on

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    • betsyborchardt on

      James,
      I like that smile. I’m back to posting regularly as of today. I’m also starting to read blogs that interest me. The Lord got me through a very difficult time the last eleven months. I praise the Lord for the faithful, mighty God that He is.
      Hope you are fine. I enjoy your unique voice in writing.
      Betsy

      • Men of One Accord on

        My internet is down for some reason now, and I have been so blank as of lately. I guess they call it writer’s block, and it is my season for hard times. I have been ask to write for a magazine, non-Christian, without any restrictions and I have a blank mind. So happy to see you writing again, God Bless you my dear sister in Christ Jesus, Amen.

      • betsyborchardt on

        James,
        Keep praying. God will take care of the writer’s block in time.. Just don’t worry about it ’cause that will make it worse. Try to do other things you love to do in the meantime. And keep up with your friends and family. Eventually God will give you a gem to write about your experiences. Wish I had some advice for your magazine offer. Only thing that pops into my mind right now is to get ahold of a few copies of the magazine, study them to find a topic that would fit in with its readership. You could present a moral with your storyline that even atheists would like. I’ll be praying for you.
        Betsy

  2. Barb Dickson on

    Thank you Betsy; This is an eye opener. 🙂

    • betsyborchardt on

      Thank you Barb for commenting. I wanted to relate parts of my life experience in prose rather than the poetry I more often post. I thought it might help others draw closer to Christ. I’m so happy you found my post helpful. May God bless you .
      Betsy


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