It is with pain this morning I am once again reminded by my body that I can’t always do what I think I can do. While getting moving slowly the Lord brought to mind that it has been 16 years today since I fell ill. So much about remembering that time is bitter. But standing from where I am now looking back, I can see the sweet.
People often say the Lord works in mysterious ways. Oswald Chambers wrote in “My Utmost of His Highest”:
If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart.
The first time I read that it was a tough, jagged pill to swallow. But over time as I have seen how God has molded and shaped and changed me, I can find myself truly thankful for this struggle because without it I wouldn’t be who I am today. My faith of greater worth than gold has been proven genuine. Thank you, Jesus!
As I bake dozens and dozens of cookies this afternoon to get ready for our annual girls cookie party it is so fitting that I am reflecting on how something so bitter could turn into something sweet. Only God!