I’ve been very grateful in his sermons on John 9 that Pastor John has pointed out that it can be years before we see God’s purposeful hand in disability, even as Christians. I have found that personally helpful and I have heard from others who agree.
Isn’t it amazing that each kind of story about God’s call on people’s lives has its own way of making much of God!
- My heart sings when a brand-new dad is holding on to the promises of God and trusting that God is still for him.
- I rejoice at stories similar to mine – a time of intense anger and bitterness toward God, and God turning hearts around.
- I marvel at the perseverance of saints, sometimes praying for decades for family members or friends before God moves to make spiritually blind eyes to see and dead hearts to beat.
I love truly heroic stories of God-centered people who, from the beginning to the end of their lives, are faithful to God and persevere in the most difficult of circumstances. God is glorified in those lives!
But that isn’t my story, obviously – and God is still glorified!
I’m glad God gets glory that way. There is definitely no mistaking that God is the primary and decisive actor! That he alone is good – and strong. That he gives the gift of being clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ through absolutely no merit on the part of the recipient – in fact, the receiver is constantly pushing him away until God moves to make blind eyes see.
Please, tell your story to somebody today.
sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!