The Fourth of July is such an interesting holiday. We celebrate living in a country where we can do everything on our own. In light of my recent ponderings on Ubuntu and current circumstances, I'm finding myself celebrating dependence on a sovereign God. I mentioned earlier that my boyfriend was in the hospital. He's been in and out over the past two weeks with three surgeries and an infection to boot. And through it all, he (and other loved ones) have been reminding me to trust God with his health situation. You realize how dependent you are when one day you're going on hikes and the next you're sitting next to a hospital bed. While at times I find myself complaining, there really is a lot to rejoice about. We're stronger individually in our faith. We're stronger as a couple. The doctors diagnosed him. He's getting quality treatment. We live in a country where we can easily access medical care. I could go on. At the end of the day, God is good. You realize that all the more when it's all you have to rely on. If you have a moment, say a prayer for my boyfriend and his family. I also think he'd like me to share this verse that has helped him so much:
"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 41:40
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