"Think of how His grace has been sufficient for you in all your troubles- how His blood has been a pardon to you in all your sins- how His rod and His staff have comforted you. When you have then reflected upon the love of the Lord, let faith survey His love in the future, for remember that Christ's covenant and blood have something more in them than the past. He who has loved you and pardoned you will never cease to love and pardon."
I was trying to remind Ian of these truths today- remind him that God's love for him will never cease. Because this is God's sovereign plan, we know that somehow, in some way, this affliction is better for Ian right now than starting his career, writing scripts for movies or getting married would be. I definitely don't understand how, but I believe that it's true. And I believe that God will never cease to love and pardon Ian, and the Murphys, and myself, and everyone else impacted by this trial.
I'm learning every day what it means to place my hope and trust into God. I can't see into the future, I can't see what the end result of this is, I can't see when Ian will wake. But God can. And in Him is where I want to put my trust.