This makes my heart melt with joy. 

I’ve been reading Molly Piper’s blog for a while now, and I love how honest she is about grief and pain, but also joy and trust.  I respect her a great deal. 

I don’t know her personally, but my heart leapt for joy at this post.

Be glad, O children of Zion,
and rejoice in the Lord your God
for He has given the early rain for your vindication;
He has poured down for you abundant rain,
the early and the latter rain, as before.
The threshing floors shall be full of grain;
the vats shall overflow with wine and oil,
I will restore to you the years
that the swarming locusts have eaten,

the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter,
my great army, which I sent among you.
You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,
and praise the name of the Lord your God,
who has dealt wondrously with you
And my people shall never again be put to shame.
You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel,
and that I am the Lord your God and there is none else.
And my people shall never again be put to shame.”
     ~Joel 2:23-27

Every word of this is true.  It is true in pain and suffering, and it is true in blessing and rejoicing. 

How kind and faithful is our God!