Ryan, Karlita and Ezra
Podcast Episode Show Notes
But If Not, He Is Still Good
“Nothing else that we cling to will sustain us. So just clinging to the fact that no matter what happens, He is still good. I think that is kind of how we try to live our lives, no matter the hardship, we know, and we trust. And ultimately, in heaven, none of this will matter anyway. So just remember. Remembering, ultimately, that God is still faithful, and He is still good. And we can’t cling to the things of this world, but we can cling to Him and His Word and His truth.”
“If God is good, then why…” Fill in the blank. I think each person has their own “why” behind their doubt in whether or not God is good. However, our whys don’t change the truth – Goodness is who God is.
In Karlita’s episode you will hear the story of a woman who put all her hope in God’s goodness. She witnessed Him work in the darkest valleys and deepest heartaches. In the midst of the unimaginable pain of having her son, Ezra, diagnosed with a fatal disease, she clung to the only thing that would sustain her – her faith in a Good God.
Karlita Blackwell resides in Missouri with her husband, Ryan, and five year old son, Ezra. Ezra was diagnosed with Krabbe via newborn screening and was transplanted at Duke University when he was a month old.
Because of this gift, he is about to start kindergarten and spreads joy wherever he goes with his infectious personality. He loves the beach, riding horses and telling jokes. Although her primary commitment is being Ezra’s caretaker, Karlita has worked in the social work field for the past nine years and has a Master’s degree in counseling. She is a passionate advocate for newborn screening and spreading awareness about Krabbe Disease.