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What Good Are Seizures?
9/21/2012 11:48:29 AM by: pam

I really hate seizures. What good are they? What possible reason could God have for allowing them? I pray and pray and pray. Other people pray and pray and pray. Yet, Anna continues to have seizures on a daily basis. Just this morning, she was happily playing with her blocks and head dropped into a complex partial seizure. Her head hit the floor, just missing the corner of the doorway to the dining room. What was the point of that? Did it do her good in some way? Did it bring glory to God in some way? I just don't see it.

Sure, she didn't hit her head on the doorway molding, thus keeping her head from splitting open. We've been there and done that several times. And yes, I'm thankful. But WHY did she have to have the seizure to begin with? What did she ever to do deserve this?

Nothing. Our pastor likes to remind us we live in a fallen and broken world. Things happen. We can't explain it or reason it away. Deuteronomy 29:29 says "The secret things belong to God …" I wish I could know why, but I think even if God were to explain it, my pea brain couldn't understand anyway. So, I'll continue to pray and hold her through seizures and look forward to the day where we'll have new bodies and there will be no more sickness or pain.  Glory to God!


Comments

Julie Monzi From Gettysburg, PA At 10/3/2012 9:28:05 AM

You said that you'll look forward to a day with new bodies and no seizures. That is a beautiful sentiment.

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