Ruler of ALL


Well, I made it through the darkest part of the valley again. I’m finding the four days following chemo treatments are the toughest, the loneliest, the most trying days. It’s hard to describe exactly how I feel. There’s a physical aspect, the nausea, fatigue, thirst, body aches, but even worse is the psychological and emotional aspects.

It’s a very dark time crowded with thoughts of doubt and despair. I find myself reasoning with myself whether it’s all worth it or not, tempted to just throw in the towel and take my chances. Call it quits. Mood swings abound, irritability, restlessness, sleeplessness. I pity my family, I really do. I know I’m no fun to live with during those days.

Anyway, I’m not writing all this to get your sympathy. It’s the road I’ve been given to travel. Like it or not.

I do have a point, though.

In Psalm 103:19, David sings, The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.

Did you catch that last word? It’s easy to miss as it’s only three letters. ALL.

His kingdom rules over all. That’s not just talking in terms of geography. The Lord rules over all. He rules over this cancer and it’s blasted side effects. He rules over this valley I’m stuck in for the moment. He rules over my darkest hours and the light glowing just around the corner. He rules over the entire circumstance.

I know I pound this home week after week, but I really need to keep reminding myself . . . God is in control. He is ruler of ALL, reigning from His throne in heaven, but intimately involved in even the most mundane aspects of my life.

That’s something. Really something.

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Mike Dellosso is an author of wide-eyed suspense. He writes stories that not only entertain but enlighten.

Posted on September 8, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Susan J. Reinhardt

    Hi Mike -We continue to pray for healing, as well as strength, courage, and peace. I keep thinking of the Footprints poem and the scripture about casting all our cares on the Lord for He cares for us.Blessings,Susan 🙂

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  2. Yep Mike, sometimes it feels as if life really stinks. David,Elijah,Jonah and loads of others thought so and God had picked them out for “executive ” jobs!But as you say HE is in control and He LOVES you more than you will ever comprehend. Still at your back in prayer mate, Jenni

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  3. A-men!! I’m reminding myself of that a lot these days too. What mercy! What peace! What promise!Kim

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