Friday, February 12, 2010

She Laughs At The Future

Does God promise an easy and happy life?



After my first reactions of doubt, fear and a little trembling,
I can only laugh!

After a nice relaxing week of recovery,
Dan was looking forward to getting back to work on Monday.

Dan won't be returning to work on Monday as planned.

In fact, he might not be returning until March 5th if even that!

He is recovering well and so that is not the issue.

The issue is that his work will not allow him back without a FULL doctor's work release.
The Dr. had originally faxed a work release to return on Monday doing light duty. That means no pulling, tugging, pushing or lifting heavy loads over 20 pounds. It originally included climbing ladders but the Dr. revised it because Dan and he had talked about being safe and not undoing the surgery. Dan is an electrician, which can be a heavy labor job. The current project he is working on has a lot of work that he can do for the next few weeks that is not labor intensive but he would be on the ladder a lot.

His company won't take him back at this point because they don't want to be held liable for any injury to the surgery site. (They won't hesitate to get a guy back on light duty as soon as possible when he's had an on-the-job injury because the company's insurance won't pay for the guy to be off work for too long and will make their premiums go up.) Dan's issue was an elective surgery so they don't want to deal with him at this point.

If he is off work for the next few weeks, who's to say they will even hold on to him after that?

We won't know for sure until next week.

Did we plan on Dan taking a month off from work, unpaid?
Is this going to be a huge financial struggle?
Do we put our trust in employment or income?

We put our trust in God alone.

My false security in Dan always having a job was shaken today.
There are so many worse things that could be going on.
It's all about perspective.

Mainly, I know God has a plan.
I know that this is for our good and His glory.
What's going to happen?
Only He knows!

I will cling to Him because I know He will provide all our needs.

We have acted in obedience to Him.

He leads the humble in what is right,
and teaches the humble his way.
Ps. 25:9

Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.
Ps. 37:4-5

I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Ps. 34:1,8


Do you see why I am laughing?

I am laughing because I can't wait to see what God is going to do!!

I am laughing because my God is in control and I trust Him!!

I am laughing because I have peace that goes beyond all understanding!!

I am laughing...


even though life is uncertain...



  1. Oh, Chelsea. How I can feel what you're saying! We'll be in prayer - and I will be laughing with you. We've been there, and I wish I had had the strenth of faith you have now! But we know that He leads us to what is best for us.

    "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good, to those that love God, to those called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28

    Keep singin' His praises!

  2. Today's sermon was directly from God! (Not that it isn't usually but it sure felt like it was just for us!)

  3. I have His Joy too !!
    Yay Joy!
    Woot woot Joy !
    Cheering you on over here precious friend!!
    Love you ~


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