In case you haven’t seen Ian and Larissa’s story yet, it is below. Larissa is also writing on the Desiring God blog several times this week. Though I haven’t seen those posts yet, I am looking forward to learning more of their story. They will be coming to the Desiring God conference, The Works of God: God’s Good Design in Disability, this fall as well.
Their testimony is incredible, and I’m glad the video has already been shared thousands and thousands of times. But I’ve found myself chewing on one line that Pastor John included in his introduction to the video:
The most meaningful testimonies I receive are when people tell me that it was a vision of the sovereignty and goodness of God that got them through the most difficult times of their life.
“Most meaningful” – that sounds like these types of testimonies are of particular encouragement, a special kind of gift from God to a man called to make much of God over everything else.
I love Pastor John’s books and his conferences, but it has been his preaching which God has used to have the greatest impact on my life. His persistent pointing to God’s sovereignty and his goodness as articulated in God’s word has changed everything in our family.
So it is really easy for me to say, ‘yes! This vision of the sovereignty and goodness of God HAS gotten me through incredibly difficult times in my life. And I know he is entirely capable of doing everything he has promised he will do, for his glory and for my good. He is always good, always right, always wise, always just, always purposeful – even including disease and disability.’
Ian and Larissa’s story is their unique story of God’s sovereignty and goodness, and it is an incredible one.
Your story is just as unique and incredible, if you have been called by God into faith in Jesus Christ! Tell it today, do it in ways that make much of God, and encourage the ones who lead us that their work is not in vain but is being used by God in extraordinary ways.