for favor? Tell me what you know about this. The reason I ask is because six years ago I lost my 12 year old son in an accident. I spent the following year being pruned of the things I didnt need anymore, and as painful as it was, I was relieved to not carry around some of those burdens. Life has been okay since then but I know it can be better. If youve experienced your season of God's blessing and favor to rise above medocrity and go places you have never even dreamt, tell me how you got there. I feel kind of dumb for hanging on to such hope for this long. As if I had done something wrong and I should just accept my fate of being immersed in this great sadness. It is supposed to lessen...or that is what I hear. If you are not there yet, tell me how you abide in the word until your season arrives. What is gained by being on such a short lease? Is it true that such great sorrow is often overcome by wonderous joy? I realize this may be vague...so please dont drop the Bible on my head or launch this thread into something else. Let us start slow, with intelligent conversation...really I am looking for some idea on how to handle the years of nothing changing but the scenery, no matter how much I try and no matter how much I let go and let God.