Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 1 Number 35, “Powerful Words For Every Situation” December 5, 2018
Many years before the cancer diagnosis came, Karen was sharing with a ladies’ Sunday school class some thoughts about the Lord’s care for His people. She shared with them several principles to which she had committed to live by. She shared at that time that no one can tell what will take place in life in the future. She shared that there would certainly be hurts and disappointments in life.
“These things have I spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
Karen wrote: Hurts and disappointments come in a great variety. They can range from a broken dinner engagement to the loss of a loved one. It can hurt for a moment or the pain can continue for months. Because we don’t know what crises may be awaiting us, we must be prepared. Before the tragedy strikes, determine in your heart:
1. God is in control. “…The Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men” (Daniel 4:32).
2. God does all things right. “As for God, His way is perfect…” (Psalm 18:30).
3. God can do with my life as He chooses because I belong to Him. “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinthians 6:19, 20).
Michael’s observation: Karen was serious in her encouragement to the ladies to adopt these few principles in daily living. When the life-changing diagnosis came, she responded with these principles in mind. In fact, she became known as the “win-win” lady. If the Lord took the cancer away, she would have more time with her loved ones and that would be a win. If not, then she would be Home with the Lord and that would be a big win. God is in control. He does all things right. He can do with us as He pleases because we belong to Him. I am glad that He is always good (Nahum 1:7).