God is Good All the Time
This was the gist of the sermon our pastor gave at the beginning of the New Year, the day before we took Aidan to the hospital. Our circumstances will vary, our emotions will be all over the place, but God’s love is steadfast and His faithfulness is sure. God promises to give us a peace that passes understanding and we experienced just that in the hospital. The peace that comes from God in those moments is not an, “It’s all good or I”m fine” kind of peace. It’s one that’s hard to wrap your head around and is certainly not tied to circumstances. Hmmm…that sermon sure came at an appropriate time.
This has been an emotional roller-coaster of a month, and I hate roller-coasters of any kind. We’re excited about the van situation (more on that later), hopeful that Aidan can get help with his medical issues, discouraged and frustrated that he’s not getting better pronto, grateful at the closeness this situation has brought to our marriage, scared that Liam could get lost in the mix.
Holding me together through all of this has been the promise God gave me when Aidan was born:
When you pass through the waters I will be with you; when you pass through the rivers they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Is 43:2-3