Nancy and David Guthrie’s story is incredibly hard – the loss of two children to a fatal genetic syndrome.
And God has turned it into a speaking and writing ministry that I find incredibly helpful:
When the winds of sorrow and doubt and questions and pain were blowing the hardest in my life, there were a couple of solid things I grabbed hold of that kept me from being swept away into alienation from God.
Certainly the most significant truth I held on to was a solid belief that Romans 8:28 is really true – that God can and will use everything, no matter how dark, for my ultimate good, because I am his.
That doesn’t mean I’m a Pollyanna about the sufferings of life or that I diminish the evil and pain associated with the hurts of this life. I’m saying that when we grab hold of the confidence that God is using the worst things we can imagine for our ultimate good, we can see the light beyond the darkness.
The second thing I’ve held on to is my firm belief that God loves me. It is his love that enables me to accept his sovereignty.
Nancy Guthrie, Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow, p. 84.
If you aren’t familiar with Nancy Guthrie or their family’s story, you can be introduced this week as she is speaking on DG Live on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (Central). I strongly encourage you to tune in and be blessed.