"If He were to deal with us always as He does sometimes, we should faint outright and go down hopelessly to the gates of death... Bear up, for the Lord will bear you up and bear you through. He who made you knows how frail you are and how little you can bear. He will handle tenderly that which He has fashioned so delicately. Therefore, be not afraid because of the painful present, for it hastens to a happy future."
- Charles Spurgeon
Spurgeon captured what God is like. He doesn't always deal with us as he does sometimes. He knows we couldn't handle it. Spurgeon titled this devotional "What is Painful Will End." I know Ian can hear us; he was responding today to Mary reading long portions of Scripture by moving a lot. Don't be "afraid [Ian] because of the painful present, for it hastens to a happy future."
We're not sure about the move tomorrow. They're still working on stabilizing some things. Keep praying for Ian...