God has been teaching me to trust Him more over the last few days and 'the joy of the Lord is my strength' at the moment. Whatever life throws at us He is always there supporting and comforting us. I experienced such a range of emotions and feelings during our friend's funeral yesterday. I cried, I laughed, I questioned, I was apprehensive but ultimately I came out of the church and knew I trusted Him more than ever in all this. How do people cope with death, dying and suffering if they have no faith in Jesus Christ? 'Never will I leave you or forsake you' ( Hebrews 13:5).
I turned on my phone after the service to hear a message from Graham's mum to say that Graham's dad has been admitted to hospital with heart problems. He has been unwell with heart failure for some time and had been to see the consultant at the local hospital who thought he should be admitted for observation. Apparently his condition is stable. Graham is going to visit him tonight and we'll all go tomorrow.
I am feeling almost back to normal and nearly went swimming this morning but didn't in the end as the cold weather put me off! I reckon by Monday I will be ready to go back to the gym. The cold snap has returned! I guess I need to stop complaining about it, accept it and look forward with anticipation to warm, sunny days.