My previous post was partially inspired by a few dear friends faced with their own battles in life. While their situations are different than mine, they still face with uncertainty, the outcome of the struggles they face. I guess my point is, how will you respond when you are given a life threatening diagnosis? Will you become bitter or angry towards God? Will it change the way you feel about God? How can a God who loves us allow this to happen to me?
For me, I am confident that God loves me as I am, with or without ALS. God loved Job, yet he allowed Satan to destroy his health and strip him of everything he had. Job refused to allow those around him to give up his trust in God. In the end, God restored Job with more than he before. Whether here in this life or after, I know God will restore me with much more than I could even imagine.
But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31 NLT)