June 2013- Through the fire

june2013Led by the Spirit - Through the Fire

For the past three years I, along with others, have been praying for a two year old boy, diagnosed with cancer of the spine. Today, he is five years old, still fighting the battle as he perseveres through the many chemo treatments. Taking everything into consideration, doctors are amazed at his progress. Each day the family members are challenged in their faith along with many unanswered questions. Have you ever questioned your circumstances or things you just can’t understand?

When I am in the midst of adversity, I am so weak; my vision becomes blurred by doubt that keeps me drifting away from my faith in God. My frustration gets so out of hand that I just want to scream!

It is through this fire that I am reminded that I’ve never been forsaken; I’ve never had to stand the test alone. God has always shown up! As I look at all the victories that God has already brought me through, my spirit rises up in me and I realize that it’s through the fire that my weakness is being made strong.

The only way to protect myself from getting burned in a fire is that I must go through it. I cannot go above, below, or around the fire. I need to trust the hand of God to shield me from the flames with the cleansing fire of His love.

God never promised that the cross would not get heavy and the hill would not be hard to climb. He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time. Just remember when you’re standing in the valley of decision and the adversary says “give in,” just hold on; our Lord will show up and He will take you through the fire again, and again and again.

June Scripture
Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.

Upcoming Events
Sat. Oct. 26, 2013
Women’s Conference “Be Real”
Elim Tabernacle Free Church, Fosston, Sk.
Contact: Linda (306) 322-4565