Welcome to my Wednesday feature God is So Good. Here I will share stories - true and fiction, mine and others' - of the Lord's presence in the midst of trials, struggles, and difficulties.
Perhaps the fact that I'm writing this post on September 11 is why I'm having trouble coming up with a topic for my God is So Good entry this week. So forgive me if this isn't up to my normal quality - whatever that is. I think maybe a list is what I need to write - to help me remember the many, MANY sign's of God's presence in my trials - in ALL our trials.In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33b
Nine years and 30 days ago, my husband was being prepped for his first brain surgery, to occur the next day. I couldn't see God's blessings on that day. They were there - but I couldn't see them. When you're in the middle, you generally don't. Too much other stuff going on. It took a while - that clarity that comes only from hindsight - until I could.
Maybe you're where I was. Maybe you can't possibly see the good in your terrible situation. And maybe you don't want to wait for hindsight. Perhaps this list of what I can see now will help you.
- A modern hospital
- Praying friends and family
- Junk food vending machines (and change machines so you can use them!)
- Smiling nurses
- Bible verses that pop into your head
- The hope of heaven
- A hug from my reserved son
- A father willing to call everyone so I don't have to
- Willing helpers
- Enough chairs in the patient room
- It was found in time
- God's knowledge of this from eternity past
Do you have a story you'd like to share about God's goodness in your struggles? Drop me an email and we can talk!
Traveling Rough Roads With God's Strength