My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting.
– James 1: 2-6
Sorry for the long blogging hiatus. Studying for my medical long case exam this coming Saturday has left me feeling worn & tired to the point where all of it seems futile. and endless. joy? i have long forgotten how that feels like.
Don’t get me wrong. I love medicine (and internal med > surgery) but still; getting to year 5 and realising that I have not gone that much far from where I have first started, and yet spent the last 4 years laboring at, is pretty disheartening.
But I still do thank God for reminding me of how great my weakness, is how great His grace.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
– 2 Corinthians 12:9
Maybe one day when I figure out how great is His grace amidst the trial, then I will be able to experience joy in Him, that no one/circumstance will be able to take away.