April 28, 2008
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12
Have you ever waited and waited for something? I had two prayer requests before the Lord for several years. I wanted to move to a more urban area, and I wanted to counsel individuals who must deal with physical pain. In spite of my best efforts, my circumstances did not change. I continued to wait.
When an opportunity to accept my dream job came along, I moved swiftly. I had been waiting for it so very long, and I had the support of my husband, my mother, my daughter, and my friends. The change has been full of challenges, but I cannot remember a happier time. Every day I am humbled when someone trusts me enough to tell about his or her pain.
We humans have to make sacrifices often, and one of the things I have sacrificed is the amount of time of interaction I spend with my friends on the With Great Mercy forum. I miss them. I miss my mother and my husband, whom I don’t see as often as I did before. I live an hour from them both, and that is the biggest sacrifice of all. I see them often, and I am close enough that my husband and I can have dinner together in the evening if we want. Now I reside in an urban area, and it has plenty of dining and shopping. I love it.
I thank God for giving me the desire of my heart and for filling my life with the hope of helping others. He has given me a chance to bear fruit. With this opportunity has come some incredible challenges, but this tree is planted by the river of life. I shall not be moved.
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