A few days ago, my new friend and I decided that we would go to the gym on Monday morning. So, Sunday night I set my alarm to get up in time to go meet my friend at the time that we had agreed upon.
I dragged myself out of bed Monday morning, and I let my daughter drive us to the gym. But by the time we got there, my daughter had a bad headache and said that it felt like someone was stabbing her head with a cement shard.
I didn’t immediately know what to do with that information. What does that mean, exactly? I feel like I need to take some kind of training, but it seems I must learn as I go along. I let my daughter get the sleep she needed while I worked out with my friend and processed what my daughter had told me.
It was good to get some exercise and have a little caring conversation together. Both of us are having our struggles, and sometimes it’s just good to know that someone cares.
It turns out that we had a beautiful day, warm enough to shed the jacket! The sun came out for a while, which was really nice! When I got home, I had my daughter just go sit out in the sunshine for several minutes with the dog.
We think that it was during those beautiful, peaceful moments that her headache started getting better.
I still called the pain clinic to let them know and see what they want us to do. I admit that it concerned me quite a bit. This is not the first time she’s had one of these headaches, but I think it’s the first time she described the pain so poignantly. It probably doesn’t surprise those of you who read a lot of my posts when I say that I am a very visual learner. If I can picture it, then I’m better able to understand.
The Lord knows that. So, in His perfect time, He gave me a picture.
I don’t know how this is all going to turn out, but my hope is in the Lord. He knows what He’s doing. As I was out driving this afternoon, I was aware of His presence. I was yielding to Him about whatever He has in mind, for I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that He is good!
I’m thankful that he gives us friends and family and that He is the Best Friend and Best Father ever!
I’m thankful that He is always with us, that He comforts us and leads us and guides us!
I’m thankful that He has all the answers even though He does not tell them to us while we’re taking the test. I guess it wouldn’t be a fair test if He gave us the answers while we’re taking it, would it?
What about you? What is your preferred way to learn? Are you a visual learner? Do you ask God to show you the good that is happening simultaneously with the difficulties of life? Are you thankful that God is good even when life seems difficult?