On Monday I posted the picture above of Elita. She had been improving and doing so well. Yesterday morning she became ill and died this morning at 3 am. It was neurological. Something was going on inside of her that we could not help. We could only try to comfort her and make her more comfortable. She screamed on and off all yesterday afternoon and evening and began having seizures around 9pm.
As I gave her a bath this morning and prepared her body for burial this afternoon I am again discouraged. I do not understand why these things happen. I used to try to figure them out. I used to be upset about it. I even have questioned God. But ….to do what we do every..single…day…we must trust God….and know that we know that we know….He is in control of every single part of our lives. He will help me with my discouragement. It is not easy, this work He has called us to do. But we will continue to press-on.
Joshua 1:8-10 (New International Version)
8 Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”