Monday, April 21, 2008

God Will Be With You

"When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee," Isaiah 43:2

All the responsibilities of a caregiver can be exhausting so I hear. At this time, I don't feel exhausted; however, I have had times of fever, aches, and pain, wondering if I would be well enough to care for my husband. Those fevers, aches, and pains did pass. Praise God!!

If you have read my first post, you would know that a stem cell transplant and months of recovery are in our near future. It's like a tornado is heading straight for us and we can do nothing to stop it. But we can pray that the damage is minimal.

A Christian "shalt not be burned" when he/she walks through the fire. The Lord says "I will be with thee" when we walk through the waters and that "they shalt not overflow thee". What a promise! Why should I worry or fret?

Cancer or any other illness is not a good thing, but it does offer the caregiver and/or patient positive aspects:

1. A closer relationship with God
2. More trust in God
3. A chance for others to see our faith in action
4. A faith purified by testing


Rebekah Tastet said...

I pray for your strength to help care for Bro. Gieseler. Your are a wonderful example for us.
Rebekah Tastet

Josh & Jenny said...

Hi, Mrs. Gieseler, I'm not sure if you remember me. My name is Jenny Musser. (I'm in the FBC directory) I saw your blog through Rebekah's blog. I just wanted to let you know that I think of your family often and pray for you. I have a cousin , her name is Audra, and she is also going through kemo right now. She had breast cancer about two years ago and now it's in her liver. She's only 27. I see the pain that her family is going through and can't imagine how it must be. I just wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers. Please tell Jessica I said "Hi". She is graduating, right.

Nancy M. said...

You all have been in my prayers! I pray for daily strength and for His loving arms to be around you all. love, nancy m. ps I just found your blog via josh and jennys

Nancy M. said...

Dear Glenda,  What a sweet precious story of how God is taking care of you all even to the tinest detail. I know abit how you feel when God took such good care of my husband Dan through his heart surgery last year. God loves us in so many sweet ways! I am praying for you.Nancy