Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 1 Number 10 “When Hard Times Come” June 13, 2018
I sat holding Karen’s Bible and thought of the years that the lady I married carried this. She has taught boys and girls from this Bible as well as ladies in seminars, counseling, and Bible studies. I have seen her reading this quietly in her favorite place in our living room. I have seen her teach her own children and remind them of “What does the Bible say.” So while I certainly do not worship her Bible. I do worship the Author!
To my delight as I was leafing through Karen’s Bible, I discovered a little outline that I shared years and years ago. She wrote it on the fly leaf of her Bible. It is a little outline that explains what do when hard times come. It will spell out R-E-A-D-E-R.
Karen wrote: When hard times come:
R= Remember He is God!
E= Examine my life. Is this because of sin or is God refining me?
A= Admit my need of Him.
D= Depend fully upon Him.
E= Express worship and praise to Him.
R= Respond to His teaching.
Michael’s observation: Of the many verses that meant a lot to Karen and me during her journey with cancer, I think probably Psalm 46:10 really became her rock of stability. “Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” As we learn to be still, it will better help us on the journey to become a better “R-E-A-D-E-R!”