|Um, that's me...|
I think about my life. Dealing with thing after thing. Trial after trial. God allowing me to deal with Samuel's pre-term labor and birth prepared me for the twins. Dealing with respiratory distress again and again prepared me to know what to look for, enabled me to learn infant CPR, and how to handle a hospital. Multiple hospitalizations and specialists and so much more prepared me for Samuel's cancer diagnosis. God allowing me to experience Michael's need for a feeding tube helped me not freak out when Samuel needed one. I knew what to do, in fact, it was second nature.
God has been merciful helping me build strength, endurance, and giving me what I need, wisdom, knowledge and ability to care for my kids. He's been gently building situation after situation so that I have the understanding to do what is necessary.
God has made me strong enough so that I can face the challenges of each day. Some days are harder but they are learning ground for me to be able to do what I need to do to care for my family.
|strong enough... with God's strength!|
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith[b] into this grace in which we stand, and we[c] rejoice[d] in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but werejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.