As I wrote in my last post my father had a hemorrhagic stroke back in December. This event was easily one of the hardest in my entire life (thus far). It was completely unexpected. what started as a normal Sunday morning turned into a nightmare for my family and everyone around us.
I was at church when it all happened and when I got the call my initial reaction was to ask everyone to pray for my dad and for my family. This small action set me in the right state of mind to face what my dad was going through. It put me at such ease to know that others were petitioning on our behalf for us. As the day went by I asked more and more people to pray for him. I wholeheartedly believe that because of this God gave me a sense of peace and comfort throughout everything and it continues today.
Many times in scripture it talks about the Lord having control over things and putting many things into motion, either for a later reason, or to teach a lesson, etc. I think the biggest lesson that I learned from this is that I need to cling to God no matter what the situation is. If God can ordain the tough situations in life then I’m sure He can ordain the good things too. This is something we should remember in our day to day lives. And this doesn’t necessarily have to mean big events, it can be smaller things too. He can always get us through. God is good.
Soli Deo Gloria