Susan Rodgers

Monday, July 23, 2007


Journal Entry
24 July 2007

In recent days I’ve been guilty of unbelief. The Lord, one morning, brought Luke 1 to my attention, the next morning another verse. I want to document them here now to help etch them in my memory.

Luke 1:20b
“You did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time.”

Sometimes, when I ache as I wait for healing, I begin to doubt that it will happen any time soon. I feel hopeless. But God’s words are true, and His timing is always perfect. Jesus, help my unbelief.

Hebrews 3:12
“Watch out, brothers, so that there won’t be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart.”

Doubt is evil. (ouch!)
v. 13 – Sin is deceptive. If we are thus deceived, our hearts become hard. So we need to encourage each other.

When I doubt God’s promise, it is sin. It is self-destructive. It can make my heart hard. Jesus, help me to not doubt You, but to TRUST, OBEY, and to WAIT for the fulfillment of Your promises with patience.

Hebrews 3:14
“For we have become companions of the Messiah if we hold firmly until the end the REALITY of that we had at the start.”

Mark 9:23
“All things are possible to him who believes.”

Lord, I believe. I’ll hang on tightly to the truth of Your Word. You are faithful. You are faithful. Your Words are true. And You are faithful.


Saturday, July 07, 2007

Mommy Sick Day

Are mommies allotted sick days?

All day Thursday my head and my stomach hurt, but I pushed myself to keep going. After the kids and I spent Thursday afternoon at Murray Camp (one of our CarePoints), I tried to make supper. Halfway into it, though, I went to Ben and said, "I need you! I need to lay down!" I then flopped into bed in my clothes (which were filthy from being at the CarePoint--I didn't care), and tried to lay as still as possible. My body ached all over, and I finally succomed to the flu.

Ben at that moment took on my role and his. He's a good hubby and daddy. After feeding them eggs for breakfast Friday morning, he took all three kids with him to the office. Despite my discomfort, I was smiling when he left because I knew that what he was taking on was no small task. He then jokingly threatened to leave me alone all day (which he knows would depress me).

But they survived! Trinity found some scissors at the office and did a "craft" with a bank statement, but other than that everything went okay. They also went to the grocery store. Ben made supper for them that night: Nachos. What a guy!

So, today I'm at least able to sit and check my email. (Sorry for neglecting it so much lately.) I'm so thankful I don't get sick very often!

I'm also thankful for my man, for my kids, and for the way they banded together while I was out of commission. Thanks, Lord, for the "sick day"!