In my experience, God's grace was there and was very real. - Carol
During her quiet time one day, the Lord spoke to Carol regarding her relationship with a man she had been seeing and having questions about. Carol listened to the Lord, and eventually, they were married.
Not long after the wedding, Michael's health was hit hard by a debilitating disease that saw him slowly worsen, causing his kidneys to fail. After some time, he was diagnosed with Wegener's Granulomatosis. At this point, the young family had three small children.
Throughout his illness, Carol and her husband struggled to maintain normalcy in their home, teaching the children to trust God and look for joy in every situation. They played a game, called "I spy God at work." Through it all, the Lord was with them.
Their routine consisted of frequent hospital visits until the time came when he no longer could come home. After Michael's death, Carol found that God's grace carried and sustained her.
Words to Live By:
"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God" 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (KJV).
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" Isaiah 41:10 (NIV).
The Problem of Pain -C.S. Lewis
The Gift of Pain -Philip Yancey
The Reason for God -Tim Keller