Today, I’m thankful for this year and my struggles with my health. God, in His goodness, has used it to let me tangibly see the love of my church as woman cooked, cleaned, and shopped for me. He has used it to strengthen my marriage as I’ve had to rest in my husband’s help. He’s used it to slow me down and examine much of my life. He’s helped me see that this life is empty and He is all. These are the big things and there are countless small things. It hasn’t been easy to struggle with chronic fatigue, but it has been very good for me. I’m so thankful for the blessings the Lord has brought out of these afflictions.
“When in the midst of affliction, we can be certain that God will help us in one of two ways: either he will remove us from trouble or he will support us in trouble. Now, the following point is crucial: God doesn’t always do the first, but he always does the second.” – A Hope Deferred by J. Stephen Yuille