You'll have to excuse me. At least I Hope you excuse me. I'm laughing with delight.
My friend Joshua, currently in India, used that phrase today in describing his current state of affairs. Living in India is not always easy. But in spite of difficulties, adjusting to the food, and driving dangerous roads, Joshua is doing just fine.
I read his post through once. Then I read it again. And then I noticed the subtitle under his photo. "Alive and Kicking By God's Grace." And I had to laugh. I thought to myself, "Yep, that's me, too! Alive and kicking by God's grace."
My cancer is in remission...how long, who knows. God knows. The treatments I am taking now do not affect me much. I'm feeling really good. I have plenty of energy. I'm alive and kicking. And all by the grace of God.
But even if I am not feeling well...even if this thing turns around and goes the other way...I am still within the grace of God. I am still within His good and perfect will for my life.
And no matter what, I am still safe and secure in His hands.
John 10:28,29 "and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand."