And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
The truth is that on a daily basis we are all ok. But in the spirit of honesty and transparency, there have been a lot of tears and some deep anger these past few days. Our kids desperately miss their grandparents whom they have grown up with their whole lives.
They want to go home. I don’t blame them or try to sugar coat or tell them how this is all God’s plan for our family. They know all that. In these days, I just sit and cry with them and tell them that I’m sad right along with them. All the loss these three have experienced the last few years seems so unfair. But yet in the midst of all of it, peace floods in that passes understanding. Tears cleanse and peace comes and I know and trust God is making good out of all of it, not just for those reached with the gospel but for us personally too. Scripture promises it.
“And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
So, when all you see is smiling pictures and beautiful scenery, please remember there are many tears and broken hearts behind those pictures too. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows.
Celebrating a Savior but also wrestling with Him about His plan for your life brings a lot of emotion.
Merry Weary Christmas,
Love the Hamstras