We all think of Blessings as being the good in our life. Nice house, newer car, nice clothes, good job and on and on. We really need to look back at the “bad” things that have happened in our life and see whether those experiences were blessings.
I’ve written about some of my experiences here. Sixteen years of caregiving for my husband taught me patience. I learned to wait on the Lord. I also learned to trust the Lord, that he had everything under control. My faith grew. Yes, I had times when I would say, “When, Lord, when?”. Just wondering when my life would change. Sometimes I felt stuck. I couldn’t just walk away from my husband, but there were many things that I wanted to do and couldn’t because I had to take care of him. I learned to not let the bitterness overcome me, to give it to the Lord.
So, you would hardly think that having a husband diagnosed with a brain tumor and then having to take care of him, watching him slowly (very slowly) deteriorate and then eventually die would be a blessing. Romans 8:28 says it all:
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
I’ve put this song up on the blog before. Laura Story’s husband also had a brain tumor. He is still doing well from what I have been able to hear. She wrote this song after he was diagnosed.