Day Seven of Diabetes Blog Week: What We've Learned
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"And so what we have learned applies to our lives today and God has a lot to say in His book. You see we know that God's word is for everyone and now that our song is done, we'll take a look" Veggie Tales
you can listen to the song here if you are unfamiliar with it
Maybe the fact that it's Sunday and the fact that we're not going to church today because Bug has been running a fever for the past couple of days and Bean's cough/stuffy nose thing that we though was gone is back is why I'm stepping into the pulpit today.
Or maybe it's simply because without my faith and trust in God, this life (D or not) would be pretty much impossible.
Or maybe it's because someone 'out there' needs to read these words today...or whenever you happen to be reading them.
Regardless of the reason, here is my sermon, of sorts, about D and the DOC.
"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them." Romans 8:28
I've posted before about using this verse to help Bean through a rough night. I know that no matter how 'bad' things with D might have been, are at the moment, or might be in the future, God will work it together for good. Do I understand it? No. Do I have to like it when I'm going through it? No. Do I need to trust Him? YES! We have seen many 'good' things come from Bean's dx. For me, the DOC is one of the ways God has worked D for good in my life.
"Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety." Proverbs 11:14
I have learned countless things from the DOC. Things that I may or may not have learned otherwise. Now, I totally understand that the wonderful bloggers are not doctors and that nothing should be taken as medical advise. However, hearing about what other D-moms and PWD have done is invaluable to me. We live this D life 24/7/365 and there is a wealth of knowledge out there. I am thankful to be privy to that information that could help make Bean's life 'better' and could potentially save her life.
"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26
This is part of my prayer for my girls each night before they go to bed. And today it is my prayer for you, my friends of the DOC. You have given me so much in the four short months since I've found you. You are a source of support, of 'been there, done that' knowledge, a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen to me vent, and a place where I can always find someone to make me smile or laugh when I need it.
I hope I can give back to you what you've given to me.