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July 11, 2009


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  1. Amanda McEwen permalink
    July 11, 2009 5:16 pm

    Amen my sister. Amen. He is enough. His ways are not our ways. His will is for us to praise and trust Him in these storms no matter how long they last. I love you.

  2. July 11, 2009 5:26 pm

    Dear Jess,
    You are so right, how you answer those questions really does determine what your walk with Jesus is going to look like.

    Is He really good, and not only enough, but more than enough? In the good and the bad? Right now, I believe YES! But it is such a hard struggle when going through the pain and darkness, to really believe that in your heart of hearts, isn’t it?

    I think of you and pray for you often. Thank you for keeping on writing so frequently, even when you aren’t feeling good… even if you think you are only chronicling the “bad” stuff… it doesn’t matter, it shows where you are at, and who you are… even if your moods change dramatically from one moment to the next.

    Love you so much, and hope to see you at She Speaks… can I give you a GENTLE hug if I do? 🙂

    God bless you,

  3. Karen permalink
    July 11, 2009 5:37 pm

    So profound…so insightful…so very, very true.

    Our situations are not the same…but your words very often apply to me and my own circumstances. Thank you.

  4. July 11, 2009 8:35 pm

    very, very true. i always think about shadrach, meshach, and abednigo. they’re on their way to the furnace. crispiness is in the immediate future, and they boast, “Our God CAN save us! But even if He doesn’t, we’ll still praise His name.”

  5. July 11, 2009 10:49 pm

    Exactly! Excellent post.

  6. Joy F. permalink
    July 11, 2009 11:12 pm

    Such wisdom here. If God is merely our “genie in a bottle” then He is not really a sovereign God. Like John Piper says he will not let us be satisfied with little things, when what we need is more of Him. Those aren’t so little, though, the things you prayed about, and the things you are praying about now. How good that we have a God who has walked as we have walked, who lived as one of us, who understands us because he has truly been there.

    Ultimately that woman was like one of Job’s friends, thinking they were offering such wisdom, implicitly stating that you must have done something wrong to have this illness befall you. But Job’s response was a righteous one- God is God and He can do what He wants. I believe God will honor your faith, Jess, whether he heals you or no. Thanks for letting us see your struggles and your faith too.

  7. July 12, 2009 7:10 am


    First of all, thanks so much for visiting my blog. I’m beyond honored that you would take the time to read all my posts – I’ve only ever done that for the man who would later be my husband, so I know it’s a BIG DEAL. 🙂 Secondly, this post was such a blessing for me to read. how easy it is to interpret God’s love on the basis of what’s going on in our lives. But like you said, He would be just as good if you weren’t healed as if you were. Praise the Lord!


  8. July 12, 2009 11:26 am

    Your understanding is powerful and your desire to keep your eyes on Jesus, not on the disease is inspirational and an excellent example. Thanks for writing about this. 🙂
    (Randy’s new book, “If God is Good….” comes out in Sept. I’ll contact you for mailing info and send you a copy. m’kay?)


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