Yesterday my husband Dave wrote on the Desiring God blog a testimony about his struggles and hopes as a disabled dad.
Near the end of the article Dave said:
“God in His grace and wisdom saw it fitting to take away my arm strength and ability. If God means this disability for my good then I can trust him even though it hurts. My arms physically hurt and it hurts me when I can’t dance around with my daughters or playfully wrestle with my son. At times I am tempted to discouragement about the long-term impact that my disability has on my children. This is all the more reason that I must trust that God did not design my disability to harm me or my children.
My disability instead highlights God’s superior ability. God is our Provider and Father. I may not be able to physically tend to my children’s needs or defend them against physical threats. But God can and he does.”
I know firsthand that these are not casual or convenient truths for Dave to write. This kind of gutsy faith can only be a gift of grace from the God who raises the dead. I pray you’ll be thrilled by God’s mercy, too, as you read his entire testimony here. And related to my husband’s story is this brief snapshot written from my perspective.
Make plans to tune in to the live-stream of Desiring God’s conference:
“The Works of God: God’s Good Design in Disability”
Live-stream online on November 8
Or, register for the conference and take a trip to Minnesota. Don’t forget to pack your jacket!