We don’t talk about it. So many of us have gone though hardships with our children, and except for a small few with whom we may share, it pretty much stays within the walls of our homes. And it’s to be expected, since we don’t want to broadcast our children’s private affairs. But as a result, we can tend to think we’re alone in what we’re going through. And it’s hard to offer or receive encouragement . . . because we’re not talking about it.
In this week’s video, I was moved to share some of what we have experienced with our son, with his permission. I thought it would be hard to get through, remembering occasions when my heart ached for him. But by the end of the video, I was actually uplifted. It was as if the Lord walked me through the history of his childhood and showed how His faithfulness had overshadowed it all. In fact, after listening to what I recorded, I heard myself say, “He is faithful” about four or five times. So redundant. And so wonderfully true.
I don’t know what you may be going through, but I pray that something in our family’s story will encourage you. The story isn’t over, of course. I cannot say that all issues and trials have ceased. But I can say that, by God’s grace, we continue to look to Him. And we remain encouraged by looking back at what He has already done.
I have to say it again… He. Is. Faithful. Anybody want to cosign? :-)