In the past 8 months we have seen small glimmers of hope in Jonathan’s skin. By this I mean that only a handful of times he has cleared for a day- only to break out again the next day.
The last time he cleared I thought we were done with the sickness. I thought We had it figured out. I thought we were free from the torture.
The next day he got another rash…..which had gotten pretty bad again.
We went for a walk the other day and I just cried. Sometimes it can feel hopeless that Jonathan will get better. We have been stripped from so many foods that he is reacting to. We have even been stripped of the sunshine, literally- as it has been causing reactions in him. Around the corner I looked and there were turtles swimming in the water- the sign for hope that God has given to my husband throughout his life.
God keeps giving us hope.
A few days ago a woman in Walmart made a very rude comment to me about Jonathan’s face. I cried for hours after. Through the tears I opened my eyes as we drove past a big anchor.
God again was trying to remind me to keep pressing on. Some day there would be a breakthrough.
Hebrews 6 writes of God’s promise. He promises blessings and does not lie.
The Certainty of God’s Promise
13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”[d] 15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
16 People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. 17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. 18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20 where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
The Eye of the Storm by Ryan Stevenson reminded me of this as well. “Our only hope is to trust in Him…..He alone is our anchor when the sails are torn.”
We continue to ask for prayers for our boys and their allergies.