Jeremiah 29:12-13a states: “When you call me, and come and pray to me, I will listen to you. When you look for me, you will find me.” These words spoke hope when I felt hopeless and gave voice to my broken heart that often could find no words of its own. There were times when I felt physically, psychologically and emotionally drained in giving care to the person I promised to be with in sickness and in health, but I had to hide from her that hurting soul in me. I did not expect caregiving to be such a soul-crunching, spirit-bending, and body-wearying work. But God granted me a new vision for those I love and with that new vision, a new sense of compassion and grace. He showed me how to share His unconditional, unequivocal and unreserved love.
“Nothing is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37) Through His word, God whispered to my heart that I had no reason to fear. He, Himself, had formed and shaped my wife. He would work out the details of her life, even a life with cancer, for His glory and her well-being. He had summoned my wife down a path we would not choose. But it was a path He had marked, and I believe He is there every step of the way.