I was talking with my friend about adoption and the pain of not getting what you want and the guilt of not achieving what the world tells you others need and the sting of advanced maternal childlessness and the joy of knowing that God works all things for good and the peace of being forgiven in Christ Jesus of my covetousness and the blessed release that comes with trusting in God’s wise giving and not-giving of the gift of children when my friend put her hand on my shoulder, looked me in the eye, and said the most loving, encouraging thing:
“God is blessing you today.”
Not “your time is coming” or “it will soon work out for you” or “God will bless you someday with a child” or some other false promise or platitude.
No, my friend told me the truth from God’s Word that He is blessing me today, even in my barrenness.
And my faith, God’s precious gift to me, responded to that promise, and I rejoiced!