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Hey there, I'm Sunny Shell, a wretch saved by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ the Lord. I'm married to the most incredible man on earth, who loves Jesus more than he loves me, and we have two precious adult sons.

The compassionately endures me through my metabolic disease (since 2004) that enables me to be more prayerful and careful about commitments I make and helps me to make the best use of my short time here on earth.

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No pain is greater than God's word



It's been about four months since my back surgery, and though I still have five to eight months till full recovery, I'm grateful and amazed by all that the Lord has brought me through.

I remember the day after the surgery, I decided that I no longer needed pain meds (I don't recommend this). Not realizing that the pain meds were what were helping me manage my pain, I requested I be taken off of them. When the effects of the pain meds wore off, my body screamed for mercy from the excruciating pain. It took a full day for the meds to kick in, but God's mercy worked faster and gave me comfort and peace better than any medication could.

Because the medications hadn't set in yet, I couldn't even sleep though I was exhausted. So my darling husband began to read the Word of God while I lay there nearly in tears due to the pain. Within minutes, my soul was quenched and my body benefited from the eternal feeding I was receiving from the Word of our Lord.

When my husband saw how amazingly God's Word was able to bring me blessed comfort, he began to do this on a regular basis, even when the pain meds kicked in the next day. For weeks, this became our new habit...and a wonderful one at that.

My sweetheart would start a book of the Bible and read all the through it, then we'd discuss it (if I was still awake). We even began doing this at bedtime when I came home. There's just something special about my darling reading the Words of God to me. For some reason it seems that I somehow understand it better. I'm not sure why, but it's really a lovely thing. And if I hadn't been given the opportunity to suffer such a painful surgery, then we wouldn't have been able to experience the awesome power of God's Word in another beautiful way! So though I hated the pain, I'm even more grateful for my heavenly Father's words and the comfort I received from the God of all comfort.

We too often take the words of the Almighty for granted. We pull it out and dust it off only when we find ourselves in a mess. But when we get to enjoy light and cheerful times, we forget to thank God for them and we forget to offer Him the praise that He is due.

Let us learn to not only call out to Him when we're in the valley, but also shout His praise and give thanks to Him when we reach the mountain top.

"I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil." ~Psalm 119:162


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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful written post, Sunny. I have you on my blog roll of blogs to read when I get on blogger and I love reading yours. You are so uplifting and inspire me. You inspire me on this post to pray and keep praying that the Lord will bring my husband to read the Word. I get angry when I don't see him reading the Word and let it fester in my heart and I need to look at him as a child of God (and not my husband) and know that I am the same way at times. Hope you are recovering well. God bless you and your family. In Christ, Melanie

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  2. Hello sweet sister Melanie,


    Thank you so much for your encouragement. :o) I'm so blessed to know that you're lifted by the all the kindness, mercy and grace the Lord has displayed in my life. ♥


    I'm also encouraged by your heart to love and please God and see others (like your husband do the same). I'm also encouraged by your honesty to admit your sin of judgment and anger against your husband and how God has shown you to see him...as another fallible human being who will not always do everything as "perfectly" as we think they ought....for as you said, none of us do that. :o) You're so wise sister and I'm grateful for your humble and open heart to the Lord and His teaching of love, grace and mercy towards others as we have been given by our Heavenly Father.


    I'll keep you in my prayers dear sister. And thank you SO much for yours! I'm always blessed to know God has drawn other saints to pray for me and my precious family.


    Btw, if you'd like, please feel free to take a look at my Bible Study "My Second Love: A Proverbs 31 Study". You can get to it by clicking on it from the menu bar above.♥


    Bless you dear sister,
    Sunny

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