"Six days old?! Awww...how sweet. So...1, 2, 3, 4...5 boys?!?" "Yes..." I respond, to the good looking couple on their way to a workout.
"I'm sorry," interjects the husband, not even cracking a smile.
"We're so blessed," I offer.
I've grown accustomed to the general public reacting with exhaustion, pity, sympathy, and bafflement when they discover I have five boys 2 years apart.
As worn out as I feel at times, I would never want anyone to feel sorry for me in what God has planned for us. He makes no mistakes; He never gives second best. Even when our hearts' longings are not met with the answers we would choose for ourselves, God is faithful to replace doubt with truth, disappointment with gratitude.
What circumstance or reality in your life may incite another's pity or bewilderment? Rather than allow discouragement or bruised pride to set in and affect your thinking, may we be encouraged to consider all of God's dealings with us in the light of Truth and His character.
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change."