All that said, I am happy to report that, all things considering, my father is doing great! He is still in the hospital, but is recovering well. I am so thankful for his life, and mine, and all my family and friends, but I will not cling so tightly to life on this earth, because we are just pilgrims passing through.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
With God's strength....
... I will rejoice in all things, even sickness and death.
... I will not worry, even about things which I have no control over.
... I will be be thankful, even when the circumstance seems unfair.
... I will think about things that are true, and not bog my mind down with 'what if?'
... I will rest in His peace, peace that surpasses all understanding.
If you do not know this God who brings peace through Jesus Christ, please ask! I would love to share Him with you.