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MY COMFORTER SAW IT COMING
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 by MEREDITH KENDALL

 

PLEASE WELCOME

MEREDITH KENDALL

TO

DEVOTIONAL WEDNESDAY

 

 

 

 

 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 (NIV)

Since moving to another state that was 823 miles away from family and friends, things haven't gone as I planned, so to say I have been at odds with God, is an understatement. During one of my episodes, I told Him that if I was going be depressed and lonely, the least He could’ve done was leave me where I had grandchildren and thirty-four years of roots.

Then at the beginning of May, our thirty-six-year-old son-in-law went to the doctor thinking he had pneumonia and walked out with a “we need to find out what this mass behind your heart and lungs, the size of an iPhone is.” A few days later we had the diagnosis: Large Cell B non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and to top it, our daughter, his wife is finally pregnant with number three after an almost month after month four-year disappointment.

I started in again with the “Hey God…Why am I here? Why did you send me 823 miles away? Why am I not able to go and be with them? Why?”

I have had every range of emotion.

Anger.

 

Thankfulness.

 

Happy.

 

Peace.

 

Mad.

 

Sad.

 

Depression.

 

Crying.

 

Laughing.

 

When I started to yell, God didn’t look at me and say, “I’m sorry. I didn’t see this coming.” No, He ushered me into His lap, put His loving arms around me and said, “My child, you will see, I promise. I have a plan for this as well.”

I found myself repeating the verse from Romans 8, which I actually have a love-hate relationship with. “All things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” About this time, I would much rather have it painted on a piece of barn wood, hung in a living room for all to see, not to be reminded of it as we are going through these trials.  But just like God, He didn’t leave me there.

He also gave me 2 Corinthians 1:3&4 that says; Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

You see when we go through something we need to remember that God is our Comforter, and He also has left us on this earth to be an earthly comforter for someone else.  What is it that you have gone through that God brought you through and now He is asking you to share in order for someone else to be comforted? 

ABOUT MEREDITH SAGE KENDALL

 Meredith Sage Kendall is a change agent, driven by her God-given passion to equip struggling families to achieve their unique God-given potential. As a nationally recognized sales leader, Meredith learned how to build bridges and make connections with the heart of what people need. God called her to co-found Advancing the Gospel which serves those who are often forgotten. Today she uses her gifting’s to help people understand the root causes of their struggles and find freedom through Christ. Visit her online at www.meredithsagekendall.com.

ABOUT MY GiGi’s HOUSE

My GiGi’s House: Finding Hope (Available now on www.MyGiGisHouse.com)

Ralynn promised God that if He allowed her to see the light of day she would seek help. Pregnant and afraid for her life, Ralynn’s chance encounter with Ms. Shelly started her on a path of healing and finding a relationship with Jesus and her purpose in life.

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