When presented with difficult times in my life I always ask, God what are you trying to teach me?....
My family and I have been going through a lot lately. My dad is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Bipolar is a disorder when you have really high highs and really low lows. So basically my dad can go from being super depressed one minute to really hyper, or manic for the proper medical term, the next.
The past few months he has been manic, and during this time he thought that he did not need to take his medication. Lets just say things spiraled out of control. He started to do things that my dad would never do (drugs, alcohol, etc.). We finally were able to get him some help. With the help of the Lord he is currently being treated at a local hospital.
I have been so emotional through all of this, and am trying to trust God and his plan for my family. I still constantly find myself asking, why us God?
One thing I have learned is that you need to be still and listen to Him. Just as Exodus 14:14 says, "the Lord will fight for you and you can be still". I find the Lord teaching me many things throughout this entire experience. Maybe the Lord is trying to bring my entire family closer to Him.
I feel that the Lord is brining me through this tough time, so that I will use it to glorify Him and witness to others. Isiah 25:1 says "O Lord, you are my God! I will exalt you with praise. For you have done extraordinary things, and executed plans made long ago exactly as you have decreed". How awesome is that? The Lord will work everything out for HIS perfect plan. All you have to do is trust in him.