14 thoughts on “Forged in the Fire of Suffering

  1. Well said. Our son is now a paraplegic as the result of a senseless act. All I can say is “Amen” to your post.

  2. Thank you for putting these hard thoughts to paper! I see some of those same things in our family in our recent tragedy. It’s still hard on my heart to speak out loud about good coming out of tragedy & death, but I have written down page after page of blessings where we’ve seen God’s hand at work! Love you! Praying for you all! Clinging to Eternity!!

    1. Absolutely stunning meditation. The crucible of suffering melts the dross and brings forth pure gold, the refined gold that comes through the pain. I do not know your family but what I am seeing is priceless grace blended with raw emotions. May our God of all comfort continue to touch your precious family by His miraculous grace and sovereign intervention…for His glory and His honor.

  3. Thank you for making the choice to point us to Jesus despite the trials you are living in. I thank God for you and am praying and hoping with you in Bobby’s recovery. *hugs*

  4. I am so thankful for all of God’s promises to each of us. Still praying for this precious young man and his family. Dear Jesus give them faith and strength for the road ahead. May your light shine upon Bobby, his mama, daddy, sisters and everyone around him. Bless his Doctors, nurses and all those who care for him, and Lord, most of all, heal him completely as he rests in Your Arms. Amen

  5. As usual you’ve touched my heart. That same heart aches for your family. Our family is still praying and believing that God will completely heal your dear nephew.

  6. I’m praying with you and for you and your family. You really mean A LOT to me.

    As I listened to your podcast the other day whilst doing the dishes (as I do), I had to stop and pray with you as you cried – and I cried. My heart hurts for the pain you are facing and the many tragedies that people experience all around the world.

    And yet, in all this, I have to keep reminding myself that God IS good. His ways are far above my ways and though I might not make sense of all the suffering here on earth, I know that we won’t be shedding any tears in Heaven.
    I love you so much Heidi. Thank you for your heart of encouragement and wisdom – even in this difficult time. You’re a real Titus 2 mentor for me and I appreciate all that you do. Sending my love, prayers and thoughts from across the pond.

  7. The nurse who took care of our son in the hospital aftet his major accident, told me a story about a patient she had. A young man, his mom kept rubbing his feet and singing to him until he woke up. Praying this may help for your nephew. I’m so sorry for your heartache

  8. Just read your devotional on bible gateway. My cousin was in a bad accident the end of June also. His neck was broken in 2 places which required serious surgery, but he was expected to live. Unfortunately he developed a blood clot and died a few days later. It’s hard to understand God’s plan sometimes! He was my aunt and uncle’s only son and je also left behind 5 sisters. He had plans to become a missionary pilot and was very close to fulfilling that dream. My heart breaks for his family even while I know he’s experiencing Life beyond what we can imagine. How would we ever get through this without the saving grace of Jesus!

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