Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in My Blog, My Breast Cancer Journey, Think About This | 0 comments

The best thing about the future…

Abraham Lincoln said, “The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.”  Are you like me in that you have some days which at the end of the day, you find yourself giving thanks that that particular day is coming to a close?  I count everyday a gift, but that doesn’t mean everyday is easy, fun and exciting.  I have never had a day that I was willing to give it up…to say to God, I’ve had enough, I don’t want this day.  Take it back.

Lincoln had the same perspective that I think many of us do at times and that is that one particular day is about as challenging as they come.  THOSE are the days that make me so thankful that they come to us one at a time.

In talking with my niece who has been sick and now slowly recovering since November 11, the other day we remarked about God’s wisdom in keeping the future a “secret” from us because surely, if we knew how long a road to regaining her health was going to be in the beginning, we might not have been able to cope so well.  It reminded me of my days one summer 13 years ago when I was taking chemotherapy for breast cancer…the side effects got worse and worse with each treatment.  I knew I was to have four rounds so I marked them off one at a time and celebrated, 25% there…50% there, 75% there and, hallelujah, I’m done!!!!  With each new symptom and problem, it was good I did not know in advance what it was going to be like and how long those days and weeks and months would seem.

The future…for those of us believers in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the future is HOPE! Hope of Life Abundant, Life Eternal and Life for always and forever in Christ!

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