September 12, 2013
Published by Deborah Negron- Child of God
11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. 12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. 13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
So the last 6 months have been trying, difficult with no sign of change or relief in sight. Finances, illness, turmoil and hardship have all hit our lives. Yet God’s strength has been truly made prefect in our weakness.
God has been faithful in all things. So why write about it now? Why tell of it if we are still in the thick of it?
Because the Bbile tells us we are to be grateful in all things, at all times. This is a hard concept to take in let alone practice on the daily.
But there is a hope that is not dependent on life’s circumstances. There is a joy that comes from knowing God in the midst of the storms of life. There is strength that is experienced only when as gold, we are purified in the fire.
I praise the Lord for providing, for peace, for my children. I thank God for Godly parents, a wonderful godly sister Sarahi Negron. I thank God for my siblings amd their families.
We are blessed in spite of all the things we are facing. And along with this I want to say, that in the middle of chaos God gives us glimmers of hope….
Today, I had a patient come in. Surprized and bewildered I was when they called to tell me that this patient was here to see me. I had not seen the patient in over 5 and a half months. The person had left the clinic.
The patient said, Ms. Debbie, I had to come back here. I needed to see you. When asked why, the patient stated, “you changed my life. You had a big impact on my life.”
Well, this was unusual since the patient had left angry and disatisfied with my challenge. The patient had eluded to asking God to help them all their life. And how they had been let down.
I had tried using different methods to counsel patient regarding addiction. Nothing seemed to work. Every challenge was met with oppositon. So, I finally told the person, they had some nerve accusing God for their mess. I then told the patient, that the God I know does not abandon, nor forsake us. I told patient that God helps those who truly desire help. And those who seek him, do find him. I said, don’t blame everyone else for your choices. Patient left angry after being told to ask Christ to help in recovery.
Today this person surprized me. Patient said, I had to go, I was encarcerated and then went to a program. Now I am clean for 5 months. This is because you spoke the truth to me. God does really help us, if we want him.
Praise God, I give God all the glory. He is able to make the difference in every life. Drug free and serving Jesus! Awesome testimony of God’s grace.