And then there are the bigger struggles. Some are constant, finding-God's-purpose-for-me-in-this-crazy-world sorts of things. And others are the curveballs life throws us. Currently, my mind keeps staying on my brand new nephew Aaron. He was born early yesterday, and he is beautiful. He also has serious heart and lung problems, and even as they celebrate this new life, his parents must talk surgery options with their doctor.
It's the kind of situation that can fill your mind to overflowing. It's filled with words and phrases like "illness", "birth defect", "statistics" and (most important) "prayer."
Yes. We speak of all the scary things and we feel them. We also pray. We pray because we know that there is Someone beyond all of this. This world is not all there is. These struggles, the small ones and the large ones, will not be the sum total of anyone's life. God is greater than this and His purpose goes far beyond these things. And so we trust.
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