I was not very successful, though, because the outside construction noises made me fear that my head was going to EXPLODE!
I BEGGED AND BEGGED God to, "MAKE IT STOP!" But God did not seem as interested in making the noise that would surely make my head explode stop as He was in making sure that I experienced His grace to get me THROUGH the uncomfortable situation!
This experience made me think all the more of F.G.
I prayed for God's grace to get HER THROUGH it. I sensed that God was NOT going to take away the things that were "different" that were making her uncomfortable, but that He wanted to answer a different prayer that I have been praying...and that is give her grace for her life there and grow her in her dependence on Him.
I sensed that it is when we are "uncomfortable" and S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D out of our comfort zone that we actually grow in that grace and deep dependence on Him. As hard as that may be, it actually is true; I know this from personal experience...and I imagine F.G will come to know that more and more from personal experience as well.
Then, shortly after that thought, I got out of bed, then was told that there was an update from F.G.
I was right; God is not making her "comfortable," but it sounds like His grace is getting her through the "discomfort" of being S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D.
I realized that GOD'S GRACE IS what is getting F.G. THROUGH the stretching.
F.G. is COVERED in HIS LOVE!
As I pray for F.G., do I really trust that she is covered in His love and that God's grace is enough for her? Do I really trust that, as her mom, His grace is enough for ME?
- 2 Corinthians--12:8-9--NKJV--8--Concerning this thing I pleaded with The Lord three times that it might depart from me.--9--and He said to me,My Grace is sufficient you ,for My strength is made perfect in weakness."therefore for most gladly I would rather boast in my infirmities,that the Power of Christ may rest upon me.
THANKS, Big Brother! :)