My Reality Stinks, God Is Still Good


My son has two band competitions left before he graduates. One this Saturday and one next Saturday. Today’s is the only one that their performance is early in the day and the award ceremony is not late at night. However, it would still be an all day affair. I’ve not been able to make it to one competition all year. All week, I’ve been determined to ride with my wife to today’s competition.
Unfortunately, I’ve been dealing with burning nerve pain all night. You would think I’ve once again been in some terrible accident. From my back all the way down through both feet. I’m dealing with nonstop radiating and burning pain. I can’t believe I’m in this bad of shape after just sitting at a football game last night. I still can’t believe I’m able to hurt this bad. I’m still glad I got to be their last night for his senior night performance.
Even after 37 months I can hardly believe the severity of my nerve damage. I’m still believing God for my total healing. You can still have faith for tomorrow while dealing with your reality today. Well, my current reality stinks because there is no way I can go to this competition. If I did go I would literally be fried when I tried to get up Sunday morning to preach. I’ve got to keep accepting my limitations while trusting God with great expectations. Its not always easy and can be heartbreaking. No matter what God is still good and one day will change things.
“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” (1 Peter 5:10)

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