I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday Sunshine: Sharing my Miracle

Today I got a call early letting me know that despite the short notice I will be speaking and sharing my transplant miracle with the youth of my church. I find opportunities like this one a blessing not just for the youth but for myself. I get to remind myself of the love and power God has. For the inspiration that my trial and Faith can be for those around me. When we rely on the Lord and carry out burdens in this life we are truly blessed and strengthened. I never fully understood why I had the burden in life that I did, but I believed it was not only for me but also for others around me. Watching another person go through pain, sorrow, sickness, and loss and seeing them overcome it makes all of us have hope and courage to face our own burdens.

I believe that the Lord never gives us more than we can handle. . . .alone. There are times in our lives that we must ask the Lord for help, to give us strength, and at times to carry us.

I must go now and prepare the message I need to share with others. Miracles Happen.

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2 comments:

Sherri said...

Wish I was there to hear your talk--I bet it will be amazing. The youth really need to hear uplifting stories to help them hang on through their own struggles. Way to go cyster!

Jen said...

You did a great job! You even brought me to tears at one point and I think a lot of other as well! Good job!

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Thank You for taking the time to read my blog. I am hoping that through this blog and my experiences that I can bring hope, faith and strength to all that may be living with Cystic Fibrosis, CF with Cepacia and Lung Transplant recipients. Information and blog entrees start Nov. 07. My Double Lung Transplant was on Dec. 10th 2007. Please feel free to read about my experience and ask me any questions! My email address is jamiebug77@gmail.com

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