I’ll say it over and over again, unless God tells me otherwise, I won’t be writing another book! HOWEVER…my story is not finished being written. You’ll hear me say a lot that our stories are really HIS stories. I firmly believe that what God allows us to go through is all for His purposes. He wants us to get that.
So much has changed since the ending of my book. The book concludes with my daughter beginning college in a wheelchair. Those who see her now might find that astonishing. But even then, most people don’t know what the maintenance level of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome looks like and it’s different for every patient. What is seen on the outside can be deceiving; a person can look perfectly healthy on the outside and nobody sees the day to day struggles, some of which are not physical.
Some days I like to go back and read my book again. It reminds me of how God was and still is present in our lives, how faithful He is, and the memories in the pages remind me nothing is by chance. He is a purposeful God. I’m still waiting on the Lord in numerous ways. I’ve seen His provision and his preparation in my life and my family’s life. I do not believe I have fully seen yet how He is going to use our family’s experiences and I’m trusting Him that there is more to the story. This feeling of anticipation of what God still will do is exciting! He builds my faith more and more each day through His goodness and love for us, based on nothing of our own merit.
What about you? What’s your story? With amazing stories come much responsibility with what God has entrusted to us. Are you using your story to point others back to Him? Or maybe you are still trying to find Him yourself. Matthew 7:7-8 NIV speaks this truth, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”