Dear Praying Friend,
One of the most difficult hurdles I deal with, when thinking about Fulton, is getting over the sadness part of it. Sometimes, after I’ve said goodbye to him, as I’m going out the door, I look back and I see my son left alone again, stuck in a wheelchair or a bed. Unless Christ comes for him that is where he’s going to sit the rest of his life. At other times, I find myself going to the refrigerator door to see a picture of Fulton before the accident. He was vibrant, had charisma and was handsome and I think to myself, how sad.
But God doesn’t want me to stay sad. He wants me to rejoice in Him, as he uses Fulton right where he is. To wait on the Lord and become glad in Him, is one of the biggest challenges of a Christian’s life. I don’t want to pretend that I’m not sad at times but recognize He’s in control and His grace is sufficient. Only God can turn sad to glad in our lives, if we will but let Him.
King David said, “I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.” Psalm 31:7