Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
I was talking to one of the people on the ship the other day, and I was telling them about the recent events that have been taking place in my family. Mostly it was about my Mom, and the strokes she had. The person I was talking to was immediately shocked, and they didn't know what to say. But all I could think to do was thank the Lord that it was not worse. Sure, what happened may end up having a long term affect on my mom. She may never be the same because of this event. But, I couldn't help but feel grateful.
Plus I know that God is in control...He always works things out for his good in the end, so all I can do is trust Him that He knows what He's doing.
One confirmation that God has been in control of this whole situation, is I was talking to my Mom yesterday, and she was telling me that while she was having her "cat-scan" she said there was only one verse that was going through her mind...and she can't recall what it was now, but it was something about finding comfort in afflictions. Now, mom says that the strokes caused her to forget almost every verse that she's ever memorized, but God revealed Himself to my mom in the fact that He gave her that one verse of comfort to help get her through.
What an amazing God we have who gives us comforts in our trials.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.