An appropriate gift was given to me yesterday. It is an album titled Come Weary Saints by Sovereign Grace Music. Written on the inside booklet is the following:
As Christians, we know that our greatest problem – separation from God – has been solved. Jesus Christ, the only Savior, has taken our sin upon himself, enduring God’s wrath in our place and rising from the dead to assure our forgiveness.
But all our problems don’t end when we turn to Christ. We still get sick. Marriages end. Children die. Our plans, great or small, are disrupted. We grow weary in the battle.
Scripture assures us that God is sovereignly using our difficulties as tools to make us more like his Son. “We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 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” (Romans 5:3-5).
I was asked how I feel about the condition I am in (not being able to speak), especially considering my pursuit of pastoral ministry. My response is that even if I don’t get healed, I am not out of God’s hand, and out of his ability to use me.
Some think they have to be healed in order for a miracle to happen. A greater miracle is strong faith despite trial. Salvation through Christ is the greatest miracle of all. I do not need more than that to give glory to God.