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.
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?!
One "little" lie takes root in our minds, if we don't uproot it and replace it with truth, it will grow strong and soon enough it will go into seed, spreading the little lie into a big garden of lies.
By laying ourselves down and surrendering to God's authority and sovereignty in our own lives, we are giving our children the greatest lessons on how to live humbly for Him.