Today while I was driving to work I noticed a robin grabbing a twig off the ground. It then flew away to what I supposed to be its nest. Then I noticed two more birds, who were hunting for a much longer time, and even though I had to keep driving, I knew that they would find twigs to build a nest as well.
I was reminded of this scripture as well as the truth that God cares enough for birds that he would provide them with twigs for a nest. But while the first bird found a twig right away, the other two didn't. It took them longer. They had to hunt longer before they found their twigs. God didn't give them their twig right away. But he still gave it to them.
Ian has had to hunt longer for his twigs. He has had to wait much longer than most people to receive answers to prayer, and some still haven't been answered yet. He isn't able to just hop outside, find a twig, and build his nest. He has had to wait 24 years, and continues to wait, to be able to build the life that he's been praying for.
I'm praying for faith that God will give us a future that is brighter than today and let us build our life as we have prayed. And I'm praying for grace if He doesn't. And, by God's grace, I don't ever want to stop praying for Ian to be completely, 100% healed. In a breath.
Thank you, always