Yes, it saddened me that my dad suffered from cancer, but his suffering was not for nothing. His suffering had a purpose and that is to bring him to the Lord. That, is PRICELESS.
My brother's story of salvation wasn't "dramatic" but it was still a beautiful story of God's grace and redemption.
When God prepares for you what you need BEFORE you even realize your need, you can only stand in awe and praise God for His Goodness.
"I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds." Psalm 9:1
Instead of seeing what God has already given me as blessings, I see what God didn't give me and I blame God.
There's no denying that we know more about our kids than other people, but when it seems like no one else can do a better job than we do, it gives pride a dangerous room to grow.
You can't compare your husband's hard with your hard. No one wins. Because his kind of hard work is a different kind of hard than yours. Both are hard work. Both require time to recharge.
The contribution you're making to your family cannot be measured by dollar amounts.
The treasure is stored up in heaven.
Do you have sisters in Christ in your life that ask you the hard questions? That go beyond the small talk level to see how you're REALLY doing?!