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  • Jill Jarrell Newsome

It's All In Your Perspective

There are so many things in life that I do not understand and I choose to accept. There are many more things in life that I do not understand and I choose not to accept. One such thing is why I was healed physically and some good friends had the ultimate healing. With that came a lot of survivor guilt. I was doing better with that until someone very special to me was going to celebrate my ten year mark with me. I finally had to say, you know you don't have to do this because I understand. He lost his mother over a year ago to cancer. I was crying and he answered, with glassy eyes, you know I am going to be there. My mother would have loved you and you would have loved her.

I could carry guilt over this or I can embrace the fact that God brought our paths together. I believe God knew I could love on him like I wanted someone to do for my girl's when I was preparing as my doctor recommended. And, hopefully, in some small way, I can be a blessing to him. Proverbs 3: 5, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding..." There is so much I do not understand.

One thing I am confident in is that God has a purpose for every one of us and for those we cross paths with. Romans 8: 28, "And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." The promise is that God can and will work all things together for our good. There is a special bond because of our journey's and while neither of us understand why things happen, I believe God brought us together and it is a blessing! Thanks be to God!

"Your perspective will either become your prison or your passport."


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