I'm including an excerpt from The Cross and The Rainbow:
From page 239,
FACING YOUR GIANTS
What giants are you facing? Is it a health issue, are your parents sick, your children, or are you facing the loss of a loved one.
A friend recently shared her parents are both sick. One has the flu and the other in the hospital, not knowing what the problem is.
That doesn't seem like a big problem, but if you listen to her, you realize her young son has cancer. He is in remission now, although he has been struggling with the disease for about eight years.
Another friend struggles with financial issues. They lost their house, even though she works two jobs and her husband has a job and does additional work at the Church.
Another friend is on a cruise. She's so lucky.
Maybe, but before you judge her, she got permission from her doctor. She has breast cancer, had a double mastectomy and now has lymph-node cancer and will be facing six months chemo and then radiation the day after she comes home from the cruise.
We each have our own giants to face. Some of us have bigger giants.
Today I would love to hear from you, telling me how you helped a friend facing a giant.
Did you take her/him to the doctor and sit with them? Did you pray for them? Did you send them a card?
Or maybe you are facing your own giants.
There are so many things we can do for each other. So many ways to help each other "face their giant".
We never know when a "giant" will be lurking just around the corner.
We do know the Lord will be there waiting, loving us and giving us the "armor" we need to face those giants.
Remember, when you have a friend help "push", it's not nearly as difficult.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
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