I decided to join in on 5 Minute Friday again with The Gypsy Mama. We write for 5 minutes only. The writing is bold and free, unscripted and unedited, and we don't have to worry about staying in the lines. This week the topic is Growing.
In the trials and the hard times my faith grows. I draw closer to the Lord because I realize how much I need Him. I wouldn’t choose the hard times if I were given the option. No, I wouldn’t choose to be weak, homebound, unable to go for a walk with my children, unable to cook and clean, unable to get up with my family in the morning. But God has chosen this for me. He knows my strengths. He knows my weaknesses. He knows my faults and my tendencies toward sin. And He knows just what I need to draw me closer to Him, to strengthen my faith, to make me more like His Son, Jesus.
The challenges I face with dysautonomia aren’t a result of random chance. I didn’t have “bad luck” with genetics. I don’t have mitochondria that accidentally malfunction. No, all of this was measured out by the hand of God. He is sovereign. He is in control. He loves me so much. As my husband says, “God cares more about our sanctification than He does about our comfort.” In these hard times I pray that I will keep drawing closer to Christ, keep pressing on, and keep growing in the faith.
God has a plan and a purpose in suffering, and I’m growing because of it. How good He is!
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