Trust Him in the Good Times and Really Trust Him in the Bad.
By: Sue Bosh

I think it’s time that I check in with myself and see what the Lord has been teaching/showing/making me see: mostly, that I will trust Him in the good times and really trust Him in the bad.

2 Cor 4:8-9 – 8) “We are hedged in (pressed) on every side [troubled and oppressed in every way], but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair; 9) We are pursued (persecuted and hard driven), but not deserted [to stand alone]; we are struck down to the ground, but never struck out and destroyed;” *The Amplified Bible*

The above is the scripture that describes the most of what I have been feeling and reading about the last two weeks or so. When I read the daily devotions from David Wilkerson, the theme is that I’m not alone, that God has a plan for me, and to trust Him. It is the same with Andrew Strom postings: Trust.

I don’t know what God’s Will is for this household to be as sick as we have been. I cannot even hazard a guess, but I DO know that I have placed my trust in Him and it is unshakable.

While I was in the hospital, besides feeling panic for not being able to get air into my lungs and being physically sick, I endured quite a few ‘embarrassments’ at the hands of emergency room staff, most of which I do not (or do not want to) remember. In the ICU, there were some tests, an x-ray, exams, shots and some physical indignities that I endured. Countless drugs were infused into my body many times and I was hooked up to a behemoth machine that sounded an alarm if one level or another changed- air, blood or drug.

The part I do remember is being anointed and prayed over by a prophet and an elder and the peace that it brought me. Jesus reminded me that He is there; right there with me and that we will get through this together. Yes, I spoke about God to a couple of nurses in the middle of the night. The Holy Spirit had to have led those conversations, because I do not recall what was said. My husband brought my Bible on day #3, I think, but it was useless for me to try and read it. The drugs in my system made it impossible to focus on a page or word. But there it sat, in front of me, unopened. I told myself that at least I had the comfort of seeing God’s Word. I don’t know if it was noticed by anyone on staff or not.

I tried to be a good patient. Not complain, or be crabby or unseemly. I wondered if that was an ‘example’ to show others; how a woman of God acts.  I could be nothing else.

All during my ordeal, my poor husband has been very sick as well. While I was hospitalized, he drove back and forth to work and trying to visit me, offered comfort (through a face mask). His body is wracked with coughing and he cannot sleep at night, lying down. His energy level is very low, yet he goes out and does service calls as God sees fit to set up for him. He (my husband) does his work and then comes home and collapses in the chair. He barely eats. I could see his body wasting away and getting weaker. But I trust God to use all this for His purpose and I have prayed for my husband’s healing. He, too, was anointed and trusts the Lord. We believe that he is on the ‘better’ side of this illness.

I did learn that it is difficult to be sick when the one you love is sick- the intense caring denies self and projects onto, into and through the other one. You simply must be well – for them.

I have seen to trust God no matter what, be a positive example of Jesus always and to love.

1 Corinthians 2:15 “That your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”



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