Last night I was discussing current events with my father-in-law. The recent bombing in Brussels, Belgium, took place in an airport through which my husband has traveled many times. It made me tense up with fear, realizing that my husband could have easily been one of the many injured or killed.
I have prayed so many times for God to take away the travel related to my husband's job. God's answer has been, "No, but I will protect him."
I have prayed so so so many times for God to take away my son's constant pain related to his current health crisis. God's answer has been, "No, but I will walk him through it."
Maybe God's answer is better than what I'm asking for. Maybe His presence is better than smooth circumstances. Maybe learning true faith is better than counterfeit calm. Maybe relying on Him for survival is better than fooling myself into believing I've got everything under control.
"I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33
"Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you!" Psalm 63:3