Someone needs to know that though the vision may tarry it WILL come to pass. I was talking to a mother who is in the thick of the NICU journey. And she said, "I just want to know that this will end one day". I found myself ministering to her and encouraging her. I remember feeling that way when Jaxson was in the NICU. Sometimes I wondered when he would come home. It felt like the storm wasn't passing. My mind wandered all day, I struggled to focus and found myself running on fumes. I would cry out to the Lord, "will this end one day"? I held onto my faith and God's word even with tears in my eyes and sometimes uncertainty in my mind. It's no coincidence that God has now put me in a position to share and encourage others who have these same thoughts and feelings. Even if you aren't a preemie parent, I'm sure you have had that moment where you say, "will this end one day"? That struggle, that trial, sickness, financial stress....I'm here to tell you that one day your sorrow WILL turn into joy, the storm WILL pass....though it may take a while, just wait and God will bless you. Don't stand on my word, hear what the word of the Lord says in Habakkuk 2:3- "For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay." Delayed does not mean denied.
You may say, "well Ima, I'm not a religious person or I don't pray or talk to God". Well, let's put it this way, when a storm comes be it a tornado or just heavy rain it may last from minutes to hours or even days at a time. During that time of yucky weather it may inconvenience you and even get on your nerves if you have to drive through it or be anywhere but home. Stormy weather makes one uncomfortable. But once the rain has passed and the air is crisp the sky is clear, a-ha, the storm passed. Storms don't last always. There has NEVER been a storm that didn't come and go. The same applies to the trials in life that we face. So I encourage you to keep going don't give up. Your fresh air and clear sky is coming!