This might not be a profound thought for many of you, because I am sure you have already figured this out and practicing it but the though occurred to me today that when we are in a season of suffering, when you seek God, not seek him to fix your problems and take away the suffering, but seek him to know Him, embracing the suffering... there will always be joy. No matter the pain of suffering, if we seek God to know him more, there will ALWAYS be joy. Larry Crabb, a christian author that I really enjoy writes "Pain is a tragedy. But it's never only a tragedy. It's a necessary mile on a long journey to joy."
It's through difficult times that God doesn't just draw us closer to Him, but He holds us in the palm of His hand, which should make us truly want to embrace difficult times, because God is close to the brokenhearted. Knowing that God is so close to us in these times, embrace suffering... for there is so much joy to come! James 1:2-3 "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance."
Have I mentioned lately, how much I love my man! I love my husband he works so hard every day and continues to persevere every day. Today in speech therapy he gave Stacie, his speech therapist a thumbs up 3 every time she asked for it! Soon, as Adam continues to be consistent with the thumbs up, we will be able to try it for a form of communication. The goal is to get Adam to be consistent which means doing it when he's asked and for multiple days in a row... then we will be able to use a thumbs up for as a way to communicate yes and no. He's getting so close to communicating with us, it's coming, keep praying! Adam and I had a great day spending the day together, he had a long break in between therapies and we were able to have some good time together. With every passing day I love him more.
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