I realised today that God has stripped me of anything which caused pride: singing, dancing, sign language, public speaking. I retired from work, so the whole prestige I got, all the gratitude from people I helped, and the pride in being the breadwinner, is gone as well.
I was already aware of the new qualities I have found through my stroke: perseverance, persistence, determination, even some patience. But he has brought me humility too. I have grieved for these things, but now I can see the blessing.
In addition, my stroke has also enabled me to get away from a stressful job, has given us funds for the mortgage, and has given me more time for writing and study.
Proverbs 15:33b … humility comes before honour.
We have felt lately that God has brought to an end one phase of our lives and will bring us into another.
Proverbs 19:21-22 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that will prevail.
I wonder what the Lord has for us?
Strangers in the World
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