What an amazing life it is to know that no matter what the circumstance, no matter what the emotional or physical cost, no matter the loss, the degree of suffering, the tragedy, the depth of darkness, God has, will and will continue to bring enormous good out of that circumstance.
It’s simply come to the point that I can no longer doubt the truth of this statement. There have been no exceptions. After sixty years, I can say with confidence and honesty that those who have determined to follow Jesus will KNOW life and know it to the full. God loves us too much to not change us, to not strengthen us, to not lead us through hard times. From the loss of our only biological child, to crippling arthritis, to cancer, to brain damaged children and on and on, God has proven Himself more than dependable.
Never once, not a single time has my Lord and my Saviour allowed my life to take a mortal hit from the events that come with living in a fallen world. Romans 8:28 has been proven true, literally, countless times. Knowing this truth in advance makes such a huge difference in how one approaches the day. While I have not necessarily received everything that I want, I’ve been given everything that I need, everything that the deep of human nature desires. What an amazing honour and privilege to serve our Creator.
Thank you Lord for your love and mercy and grace.