Like most woman, my mother and I have had our share of issues over the years. Today I had the joy of witnesses the strength and power of a godly woman. It has been 16 long days since she drove the 2 1/2 hours to the hospital to have dad admitted for tests. Over the past 2 weeks there have been good days, bad days and down right awful days. Its been 12 days since they took him back to perform the 10 hour procedure, 10 long days since he has spoken, smiled or laughed with us. As deeply as I am hurt and as much as I yearn to have my daddy back, I cannot image the depth of her pain of the intensity of her anquish. But today as I cried on her shoulder before I left to come home for another week, I saw the gentle joy and wisdom of a truely godly woman. Today she spoke not of fear but of all the ways God had placed people, circumstances and timing in place to take care of us. Tonight I was lead to this passage in James and wanted to share it. God is Good.
Consider it pure joy my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds. because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking in anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by wind.