Monday, November 19, 2012

Week 22: Linda Nix

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

The Lord gave me that verse many years ago when my husband and I were going through some very difficult times. I return to it so very often. We often hear the phrase, “He won’t give you more than you can handle.” I know that is true but I have often felt that I can’t handle another thing. At that point, the verse comes back to me from God to remind me that He is with me and will take over and I can rest. You see I am the type, as many women are, that want to take care of things myself. I can take care of everyday things such as washing, cooking, and cleaning but I have come to realize that God is with me in EVERYTHING! The times I notice the most is when those huge things happen in your life that are totally out of your control.

My life went through a huge change eight years ago and only God could get me through it. I was diagnosed with breast cancer and went through a lumpectomy and radiation. God was with me through all of that. Two months after the radiation was finished, my husband of 40 years, had a massive heart attack. I found him in the backyard and had to begin CPR until the EMT unit showed up. It was critical and I wasn’t sure at that moment if my husband would survive.  He had to have triple bypass surgery and suffered a brain injury due to lack of oxygen. He had to go through many weeks of rehabilitation and learning about his life again. There are certain things he cannot remember, but overall he is recovered. God was with us through all of it and there are too many prayers answered to name.  Through all of that, God would remind me to let Him carry the burden. It is a great relief to know that our God is so loving and kind, he will get your through the toughest of times and give you rest.

I am thankful every day for what God has done for me and my family. I am truly thankful for a healing God who also gives me much needed rest so my mind and heart can heal also.

My name is Linda Nix and I am a child of God and a real Crosspoint Woman.

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