Yesterday my mom visited with Elaine as she does regularly. With Mom’s phone call to me came the good news that Elaine had experienced a rare, good day. Elaine even remarked that her pain levels had lightened somewhat recently and her rest at night improved. Mom also shared of her favorite patient being more upbeat during her visit.
As Mom shared the good report, we both expressed thankfulness to God. When a beloved family member suffers daily with a disability, no one can ever take a good day for granted. God is faithful to answer prayer in His way and time. After hearing of a loved one’s good day following many hard ones, your heart leaps for joy.
Thank You, Lord, for giving Your suffering children even one good day in the midst of afflictions and sorrow. Lord, we are grateful for Your grace; and please remind us on a bad day to thank You for all the good days You have already bestowed upon us.