Beauty In Pain

Sometimes there just aren’t words. This isn’t the case very often at all, I grant you. But, sometimes there just aren’t words.

But what I’m here to say right now is that my God is an awesome God.

What more really needs to be said?

The Lamb who was slain is worthy to receive the reward of His suffering!

He is worthy of praise, glory, and adoration.

Do you remember my post on finding beauty in that which drives me to the feet of my Saviour?

Beauty in pain.

I’ve had another experience of beauty in pain. Beauty because it did indeed drive me closer to my Jesus. Pain because news like we had is never easy.

My sister was diagnosed with cancer two weeks ago.

It hasn’t been easy. It hasn’t been fun. We’re looking at a surgery date looming in front of us. Radiation. Separation during radiation. Loving on kiddos who aren’t old enough to understand.

But through it all, there has been an overwhelming peace. A peace that passes understanding. A peace that can only come from the knowledge that our God is mighty!

Beauty in the midst of pain. Joy in the midst of sorrow. Giving thanks in less-than-desirable circumstances. Watching God use this to touch the hearts of those around us.

Jesus, You are our all in all!

11 thoughts on “Beauty In Pain

  1. Oh Grace! My heart goes out to you all! Please hug your mom for me…and take the one that she gives you as from me. You will be in my prayers daily.

    Love you! <3 <

  2. Oh man, will definitely be praying for your sister and your whole family! Stay strong and keep trusting God when it’s hard!

  3. I’m so sorry, Grace. I will be praying for your sister, and your family, and you…that God would fill you all with peace and strength. “God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end” (Ecc. 3:11). Sometimes beauty is hard to find, sometimes it is just late in blooming…but God has made everything beautiful in its own time! Praying this for your family!

  4. *hugs* He will be faithful. Please let me know if there’s any practical use I can be (meal-cooking, kid-watching, tub-scrubbing or any mundane old thing); I’d love to be able to serve your family in any way that would be useful.

  5. Such sadness and joy filled me while reading this. Sadness as I hear of yet another person with cancer, especially a mother. Yet joy as I read and know of your peace through this trial. Such beauty there is to rest in His arms.
    I have some dear friends whose mother has been on the journey of a rare form of cancer for the past year. I thought I would share the blog with you that the family has kept over the year, sharing the struggles and joy along this journey.
    Will be seeing you soon :)

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