My husband and I were in total shock as we learned our two year old son was severely hearing impaired, and that a battery of medical tests were still needed. Immediately following the appointment, I dropped my son off at his daycare and went to fulfill a volunteer commitment I had previously agreed to. I was so confused.
I wondered why I had chosen to leave my son after learning he is nearly deaf. Wouldn’t a normal mother in this situation want to hold and comfort her child instead of leave him behind, especially since I knew I could easily get out of my commitment with a simple phone call? I did not know why I was doing it, but I just wanted to run away from my child and his problem that I knew I could never fix.
I just wanted so desperately to keep my mind busy so I would not have to think about the seemingly impossible life-sentence my son was just given. In the midst of my confusion, I did not see that God had a perfect plan, and He knew exactly what I would need that day. I drove right into the arms of one of the godliest couples I have ever met.
Ironically, I had agreed to help assemble and staple the Granola Bar Devotional booklets with my friends, Cheryl and Doyle. I told them about our son’s hearing tests, and they prayed for my family and our son. Immediately the burden on my heart lifted. God knew that Cheryl and Doyle would provide the love and support necessary to minimize my problems and maximize our God.
Although that morning I did not think it was possible, I spent the rest of the day thoroughly enjoying the fellowship provided by God through two amazing people.
“As for God, His way is perfect! The word of the Lord is tested and tried; He is a shield to all those who take refuge and put their trust in Him.”
– Psalm 18.30 (NIV)
“Thank You, God, for providing me with the perfect path, even when I do not know where it is leading. Help me to take refuge in You and to trust You in every area of my life. Help comfort me in the area of…”