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Posted 2018-08-17T02:48:00Z

Choosing wisely🙌

We really never know what anyone else is going thru until you have walked a day in their shoes.
Natalia’s Daily medical challenges are usually under the radar to the spectator. But watching her daily struggles from a front row seat can be heartbreaking. For the past couple of months, she has been experiencing more (than usual) flare ups, pain, and lethargy. 
Today she was scheduled to do a scan....one that she's done many times in the past. It was important that she get it done today, because her specialist called me this morning to get it done. She had to drink 3 bottles of contrast and get an IV. As she continued drinking her contrast, her nausea increased.she was having great difficulty to the point of tears......saying "I just can't." We immediately held hands and prayed....
She was able to down two out of the three bottles for the study and then they set up an IV for the contrast. And off she went....into the "most-feared" tunnel for 45-60 minutes. As I sat there next to the scanner, I watched it engulf my daughter with loud bangs. Time went by and I kept hearing this faint odd noise between the shot gun noises. Thru the loud hammering, I heard singing....Natalia was singing to Jesus! The entire time she sang....OUT-LOUD! The tech even heard her through the microphone. What a beautiful picture of choosing JOY! In a time where she felt sickness, pain and anguish, she CHOSE to sing to Jesus. She pushed thru and persevered! We all have a choice.....and Through her trial she chose to rejoice in him! Keeping her eyes on the one who will see her through! What an awesome reminder! No one else noticed her struggle prior....she has done this test a zillion times, no problem. But today she was feeling very sick. I was in awe as I watched this all unfold in front of me! God is good! He is faithful and true to his word! It is GOD and only GOD that makes her strong....so strong.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
~ Psalm 100:5
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all. Psalm 34:19
And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing. 
Isaiah 10:27 KJV
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. Psalms 91:15 
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14 
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 
Proverbs 3:5, 6 
Now unto Him, that is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. 
Jude 1:24, 25 [...]