“A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17
There have been moments where I have always wondered why isn’t there anyone to help. Why have I been so alone? Why have I been so broke? Why do I look so sidelined? Where are all the friends? Where are people to just give moral support? Above all, where are you God?
To be very honest none of those questions were answered immediately with a wand-wave of goodies. But, His Faithfulness! In Time!
Recently, my mom had a surgery to be done. She has been struggling for such a long time and as a daughter I have not just seen her in pain but I have also seen the tantrums that sometimes conveyed a lie to me, “she doesn’t love me”. Her pain makes her so vulnerable and at times dad or I have to be at the receiving end. It’s never been an easy journey. But when I say faithfulness, I am overwhelmed at how God compensates beyond measure.
From early morning 4 am to evening 10 pm, we had a family and two friends who took turns to be with mom, when dad or I couldn’t be around. I also had a friend who willingly took care of my son, when I had a moment for myself to think what to do next. Mom had a smooth surgery. Before the day ended I saw my mom laugh and talk like she had gone through nothing. What a Grace!
We also had a doctor friend who came and affirmed the smoothness of the surgery a day before. He was so generous to take his time to come and visit her, only because God asked Him to. Wow!
I am not glorifying people, but I am so grateful to God how He used them in ways we haven’t thought of. We had many other well wishers who genuinely prayed and checked on us. Also, close friends who affirmed that they are a call away. To all this I have only one thing to say, my questions of long back have been answered beyond measure.
No matter what you go through, God will rise up people to be by your side. Sometimes when you feel alone and when no one’s with you, remember, He’s your Friend and Brother. His faithfulness, especially, is revealed in difficult times. Because He knows what adversity is, He will not leave you alone. He will be there by your side in all His fullness or through people. You just have to let Him do it His way.