I can think of a family that I especially care about. They have trusted God with a deep heartfelt faith and yet things are not turning out like they had hoped and prayed for. I pray for them that they will experience God's grace deeply, each and everyday. It is not a time for them to throw away their faith but instead a time to dig deeper in the trenches. As Christians we need to stand close and support those that continue day after day with seemingly little improvement.
It is especially painful for me when I hear of a family that is celebrating the improvement in their child's health but then attribute that improvement to something they have done to please God. Some will attribute it to their great devotion to God. Some to a faith that is so great that in no way could their petition to God not be granted. Others may attribute it to the way they have devoted themselves to their loved ones care. How could God not hear them and heal their child?
When I hear these statements; I want to shout that it does not work that way. Faith is not an equation. Our children's healing is not dependent on the good that we have done or how much we love our heavenly father. Now you may think that I respond this way because AJ has not experienced a great physical healing. The truth is that I am so at peace over what God is doing in AJ's life. I know that God is using AJ and his EB to make known the good works of our Heavenly Father. What higher calling can any of us have?
The struggle I write about today is derived from the deep pain that I feel for those families that suffer unnecessary hurt over false sentiments. How is a family to react when they have given all to their child? They have trusted God with their child's life and their child dies or sometimes even worse; their child's suffering increases. It is for those families that I write today. If you are one of those families and you read these words; know that God is still with you, he has not abandoned you. Please be encouraged by these words; not mine, but those of our heavenly father.
God does not work the way our minds reason or think the way we expect him to;