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Mar 2, 2013

Happy 1st, friends!  There are only 45 more days till my first appointment in Cincy!  Can you tell I’m counting down the days? 😉

This week, I officially started physical therapy twice a week instead of once, and I can tell you, this is gonna be so much more fun. 🙂  I love having two different therapists as they each have their own perspective on things.  My first one is currently in Chicago for 6 days to study more about hypermobile joints, so today I saw my second therapist. 🙂  She’s so sweet!  And a great encourager, too.  She has many CRPS patients, and I love that she knows my pain dr. as well.

An elder from my church and I recently finished memorizing the book of Philippians, so now we’re on to I Peter. 🙂  I passed these two verses and wanted to share them with you because they encourage me and are so inspirational:

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while,
if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,
so that the tested genuineness of your faith—
more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire
may be found to result in praise and glory
and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
~I Peter 1:6-7

Thoughts:
1. We experience trials if they are necessary.
2. Hard times are temporary.  They only last for a little while.  Isn’t that comforting?
3. Vs. 7 says that our faith will be tested by fire.  It doesn’t say that it will be tested by a spark or even a flame but by FIRE.  It’s gonna hurt!  But…
4. …here’s the amazing part. 🙂  All this pain, or whatever else we may go through, brings praise AND glory AND honor to Jesus!  I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again—how wonderful it is that all this pain is not in vain! 🙂
One of my friends shared this quote just yesterday with me and my sis.  I think it’s a great ending to this blog post:

If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”
–Mere Christianity

Post written byKerissa

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