trust and see that the Lord is good.
it’s one of those cliche tough questions that the world always ask Christians. if there is a God why do bad things always happen? and as theological as everyone can get when answering this question, i’m not going to bother. i don’t have an answer.
on the other hand, i find myself asking a similar question. it’s more along the lines of accepting that bad things will happen, but questioning how do we push through? it’s not easy.
i have a nephew who is a year old. he has a brain disease. he has seizures/spasms daily. he can’t hold his head up on his own and he is on medication. and it’s hard. i hold him and he will have a seizure in my arms and all i want to do is take the pain away, but i can’t. and to think that it’s hard for me to handle? i look at the parents. i look at my cousin who is so strong and a great father who provides. a cousin in law who is the most loving and gracious mother, but they have their moments where it’s difficult to want to keep going. it has taken a toll on our family as a whole.
that is where my question comes back around… how do we push through? of course i know all the right answers. we trust the Lord. we pray and believe in a healing miracle. we know God won’t give us anything we can’t handle. yes, i understand. to really feel that though, to really think and believe all those things on a constant basis is more work than we would want to do. i can say it to myself and to my family, but they can become just words. i truly believe each day has to be spent in prayer for this little one. each day my family needs to be in the Word and living it out. the joy of the Lord, the peace beyond understanding, the faith that can move mountains, none of those things will happen in our own power. we have to fall on our knees daily asking for God’s hand in this situation. there is no other way to go.
so sure, bad things happen. sure, it’s difficult to push through. but there is a God who is bigger and mightier than this world. the devil can throw every lie and bad thought our way, but in Jesus’ name i am believing for a miracle. my family has grown so much in this past year and it is because of Edmond. it is because this boy was born into our family and each day has taught us to have constant faith and trust in our Lord.
and in this, His name will be glorified.
i would really appreciate it if you guys would all keep us in your prayers. God has us in a challenging season, but it is so good.