Joni’s radio broadcast this week included an interaction she had with mother who has a son with an injury very much like Joni’s injury.
It was helpful in several ways – how to listen well to someone in pain, when to respond and when to be silent, and where Joni’s hope is.
There’s a time to listen and a time to just keep it to yourself. After all, her grief of loss is fresh and she’s a mother who can’t be expected to want anything less for her son than a body that works. I can understand that. And so, as she continued to talk about her hopes for healing, I continued to treasure in my heart quietly all those triple-fold blessings — no, not double — much more than that — triple. . .
He’s given me the chance everyday when I wake up to lean on Him out of desperate need. And I know I would not be doing that had I been healed.