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Posted by Jill D on November 09, 2000 at 09:23:15:

In Reply to: Speaking of Anexity posted by Stewart on November 08, 2000 at 23:45:35:

Hi Lori/Stewart - I like both names - but I do think Lori is a little less confusing....when I first started posting here, I thought "Stewart" was a GUY! LOL :) It took me a while to catch on (but then, as I told Elaine, I AM blonde, so I have a good excuse!) hehehe Anyway, about the anxiety thing, what helps me most of all is my faith in a loving, caring and powerful God. I know that if He chose to, He could take away my pain in the blink of an eye. But I also know that "ALL THINGS work together for my good" (from the Bible - Romans 8:28) What that says to me (and I really don't want to get "preachy", but just let you know how I deal with all this) is that even when things look bad, and scarey, I know that God is in control, and is working on my behalf for my GOOD. Although I don't always (in fact very seldom) understand WHY I have to go through certain things, HE does, and I trust Him. Perhaps at this time He is teaching me greater trust, finding my strength in Him, compassion for others in pain.....maybe other things too, and someday I'll look back on this period of my life and say "OOOHH!! I get it now - look what God was doing!" Well, I didn't plan to preach a sermon, but just wanted to share what helps me with my fears etc. I hope it can help you too, and I will, as always, continue to keep you in my prayers. I think of you often, Lori Stewart (how about that - Stewart could be your last name!LOL) and you truly are in my prayers.
God bless your day!
Jill

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