God’s Way in Consoling His Children

Today, I experienced a major disappointment. In meeting my consoling, supportive wife for lunch at a local restaurant, I shared with her about the challenges of the morning.

Suddenly, my wife recognized someone sitting at the table across from us. She called his name and introduced me to a man who had lost his young adult son in a tragic auto accident about a year and a half ago. When asked how the man was doing, he shared how he lived just one day at a time and did not know how people survived a tragedy without having faith in God.  He also remarked how he looked forward to seeing his son again!

My momentary light afflictions pale in comparison to those of my quadriplegic sister and this grieving dad. It is not by accident that God sent me specific reminders today in meeting this man and also taking me to Luke 18:1 (…”men always ought to pray and not lose heart.”)

God truly cares as we cry out to Him.


About Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering

Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering shares the true story about a sudden family tragedy. As author of the book to be published in the summer of 2014, the true account tells of my sister being rear ended by a drunk driver. She barely survives the high speed crash being left to live as a quadriplegic. Written from a brother's perspective, the manuscript shares the heartfelt story of ongoing physical and emotional pain experienced by both victim and family. Only through God's grace can a family survive such a tragedy!
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