Dandled On The Knees Of God "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our LORD Jesus Christ, through Whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of God. Not only so, but we rejoice in our sufferings, because we know suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character hope." (Romans 5:1-4 NIV) Can you honestly say that you are rejoicing in your sufferings and in the hope of God? For many of us living with chronic illness and pain has become a struggle and a day to day challenge, yet we are told to hold fast to the peace that is ours through our LORD Jesus Christ. "Easier said then is done," you may say. However, do you forget that our Savior and LORD Jesus Christ also struggled? Do you forget that He suffered more than any other? Yes, Jesus was and is fully God, but he was also fully man. Jesus took on the person of a human so we would have a Savior to identify with. Are you struggling? Do you find your faith in God wavering or just hanging on by a thread? Know O Precious One that you are not alone. God hears your pleas for help and gently says to you, "'I will extend peace to (you) like a river and the wealth of the nations like a flooding stream; you will be nurse and be carried on her arm and dandled on her knees. As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.'"(Isaiah 66:12,13 NIV) Jesus said, "'Come to me all you who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and learn from Me for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.'" (Matthew 11:28-30 NIV) You will find rest for your tired souls, nourish your spirit and be refreshed in Jesus. Come and find your spirits restored. Find Jesus, He is waiting for you with open arms, all you need to do is call upon His Name. You will be blessed beyond measure as you are dandled on the knees of God. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kay DeCarlo, devotional coordinator for Rest Ministries lives with her husband and two sweet dogs, Daphne and Alice in Connecticut. As a survivor of Hodgkin's Disease, Congestive Heart Failure and other life traumas, Kay has never lost sight that God is bigger than any trial she faces. Kay suffers with Dilated Cardiomyopathy,(a form of Congestive Heart Failure), Bipolar Affective Disorder andPost-Traumatic Stress. Kay's faith in God has been her sustaining force in her life. She prays to share faith with all she encounters. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Compliments of Rest Ministries, serving people Who live with chronic illness or pain.