Lots of folks have told us they are sorry we are going through this diagnosis. I hear them, I get where they are coming from. They are folks who love us deeply and truly dislike seeing us in this struggle…it makes their hearts sad & their minds wonder.
We all know, and we’ve probably all heard the question…
“Why do bad things happen to good people?”
Now let me stop right here and say that I am in no way a good person except being thoroughly drenched in the blood of Christ.
But the answer is usually simply – something about us living in a fallen world, one of sin and heartache…disease and death. Which is true – I get that answer.
But that answer doesn’t overcome God’s sovereignty.
As I was speaking to a group of men & women who are very dear to my heart this past Tuesday, the words started spilling out of my mouth before I could stop them…ever since then it’s as if they have soaked into my heart and mind. I can’t seem to escape them.
I have multiple sclerosis because I can glorify His name more with it than without it.
that’s what came out of my mouth. that is what is soaking in my heart. that’s what is bouncing around my brain and slowly taking up residence in my soul.
shouldn’t that be what i wake up each day bearing in mind? this morning I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, and living in Mississippi & I have a diagnosis – all because I can glorify Him more than I can if any of those things were different.
you may have woken up single or married, with or without a job, with or without children, healthy or not – and maybe you deeply desire for one or more of those to be different…
Tomorrow it could ALL change. every. single. part.
but for today – these are the gifts I’ve been given – you’ve been given. today, these are the things for which we have the opportunity to be thankful. today, i need to be aware and actively seek how He desires to glorify Himself through each of those gifts. Join me?