Because Of The Struggle

The battle I went through the past 3 years was the worst days of my life. I wouldn’t wish my experience on anyone. I had so many days of fear, grief and despair. I really didn’t know what the future held. All I knew was the time being missed with my growing family was killing me. Not to mention the fact my pain was breath taking so much of the time.

When my battle began my boys were ages 16, 14, 12, and 5. During the time my life seemed at a standstill they grew to be 19, 17, 15, & 8. I can’t make up the time that was lost. I can’t worry about things I couldn’t control. I can and will make the most of the time and health God has granted me now.

Because of the struggle I now treasure every God-given moment. Because of the struggle I’m a more engaged dad. Because of the struggle I’m so grateful for my precious wife. Because of the struggle I’m much stronger and so is my faith. Because despite the struggle God took me though it and to solid ground.

“He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.” (Psalm 40:2)

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