'If God seems slow in responding, it is because He is preparing a better
gift. He will not deny us. God withholds what you are not yet ready for. He
wants you to have a lively desire for His greatest gifts. All of which is to
say, pray always and do not lose heart.' - St. Augustine
This piece of wisdom from St. Augustine is important to consider
In the end, when its all been said and done, my anguish will only matter in as much as it drew me closer to God's love, or drove me from Him in bitterness. Will I have lived for Truth and glory of Jesus Christ or the lie of self glory and self interest?
The trials of this life will have proven as a refiner's fire; the tears shed here will be part of the joy there. Christ's love and heaven will be my true reward when its all been said and done; we will stand face to face. My wheelchair will be a distant memory. God is not slow to respond to my pleas, He is using my pain as a refiner's fire.
Fellow Christian sufferer, do not waste your anguish. Give it to God to use for your good.
[Click on image below or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1llIIhBMCjU for Robin Mark, "When It's All Been Said And Done."]