God’s Goodness in the Midst of the Storm

We hope you enjoy this post written by Connie, a mom in our community who shares her story of God’s goodness in the midst of the storm. 

365 days…12 months…Seems like an eternity ago that our baby girl was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It still hurts my heart to say out loud. 1 year ago we heard some of the worse news a parent can hear. Your baby has a brain tumor. 1 year ago we cried out to God like we never had before. We begged for strength and guidance. The burden almost seemed too big to bear.
The strangest thing was the peace. God gave us a peace that made no sense in the storm we were in. It defied reason. Wayne (my husband) looked at me, he said, “This has already been decided. It is our job to learn from it and live it out in a way that others might see our faith in God.”
Peace. Peace came to us.
We didn’t know what was ahead, but we knew the Father did. We didn’t know how it was going to work out, but we knew He’d see us through. We have been able to see God is such amazing ways. Our faith is stronger.
Does it mean we are always strong? Of course not! Does it mean we are perfect or holier due to this? Far from it. We still get scared, we still worry, we are still sinners saved by grace! I’ve found if I look behind at how far God has carried us, the fears are smaller. If I stay focused on His promises the future seems sure.
We still have a long journey ahead and many trials left to come, but for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Ephesians 2:8-9; Psalm 138:14; Matthew 6:25-34

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