-Guest post by Charity George
Too often I wait till I’ve reached the light at the end of the tunnel, to be thankful.
“Thank you that those test results turned out good.”
“Thank you that the pain is gone.”
But what if that light at the end of the tunnel is…just more tunnel, or a light shrouded in a veil, or not a light at all. What if the grief never ends? The sense of loss follows you. How do you thank God then?
My life has not turned out the way I expected. At the age of 26 I found myself in the middle of a catastrophic medical mystery. A shadow of unknown origin suddenly appeared in my brain stem, and within a month I found myself completely paralyzed, unable to speak or eat.
It was so beyond any of my wildest thoughts for my future. I felt like a spectator watching a nightmare unfold. Slowly a few of my functions came back, different, and incomplete.
So I’ve tried it.
”I may not feel it God, but God, You don’t say to thank only when I feel like it.”
“Thank you, for the Peace you are giving me as I wonder about these tests.”
“Thank you for the patience to try reaching that sock for the past 10 minutes….”
And you know what I’ve discovered?
- My own attitude in life changing.
- My enjoyment of living.
- My circumstances didn’t change, but I began to see them in a different light.
- God took moments of thankfulness and turned them into brightness in my life.
There was a different light at the end of the tunnel. It was completely different, but still beautiful.