Don’t Waste Your [Hardship]

"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world" (John 16:33b NIV).

Some of you know that I have been sick for about two years–due to a combo of birth control messing with my hormones, really low cholesterol, and a gluten-intolerance. As Joshua says, we’re on a House-ian search to find what on earth is wrong with my health. Being sick is awful. But being discouraged by it, especially if it is a long-standing illness, is even worse.

John Piper’s article “Don’t Waste Your Cancer” is a convicting exhortation to those in the midst of sickness. I take great comfort in knowing that whether or not God heals me miraculously, by medicine, or heals me at all, He is bigger than my illness. And He will use it for my good.