Friday, September 9, 2016
I feel like I haven't talked enough about the blessings of cancer, though there are so many. Having gone through hardships, the following post rings so true for me. Your "thing" doesn't have to be cancer, though. We all face hard to different degrees, in different forms. Consider that God's loving-kindness is true and that He is working all things for your good.
From Ann Voskamp...
Sometimes...the thing you never would choose for your life, chooses you for a reason.
Sometimes...the thing that you'd never pick, picks you to become brave.
Sometimes...you get what you need--by walking through what you never wanted.
The thing you never wanted, may turn out to be the thing you need most.
I hadn't known: The thing that may make you fall a bit apart, may be part of what one day holds you a bit together.
The cross that is yours is always the lightest, kindest, rightest. The cross you've been given is always God's kindest decision. And if that seems like flattened cliché, a crock of blarney or a flat-out lie-then the universe is telling you its time to intimately trace the heart of God. At least that's one of the mysteries that's worth binding yourself to.
The cross you carry - is carrying you toward who you are meant to be.