Friday, January 13, 2012

In His Hands

Though this week has been hard, it has also been a wonderful one. No matter how much I don't understand why the Lord allowed my mom to miscarry(see post below), I have felt His overwhelming presence in our home filling us with comfort, peace, and yes, even with joy.

I don't remember the last time our family laughed so much together out of pure, honest joy that could have only been given to us from our dear Savior.

*whispered*...Oh how He loves us. 

There is no doubt in my mind that He has been holding us in His hands every minute this week. It's a wonder how such a big and mighty God can lead us so gently. 

There were a few times when I was so close to asking the "WHY?" question and before I could get the words out of my mouth, it was like the Lord's hand was in mine and giving it a squeeze. He was merciful towards me and my frailty. I am so thankful. 

The Lord has been good to us. 
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness... ~ Psalm 30:11 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

In pain, He comforts.

He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD. ~ Psalm 112:6-8 

On Christmas Day, my parents surprised the boys and I with the announcement that my mom was going to have another baby. We were SO excited and wanted to tell our family and friends right away, but my parents wanted to wait until the baby was 12 weeks just to be safe (my mom miscarried about four years ago).

It pains me to say that our family lost a sweet, sweet blessing this week. My little brother or sister is now with our dear Lord. And though our pain and grief is great, it is very comforting to know he or she is in the safest place anyone could ever be.

I want to thank our family friends who knew what was going on this week for praying for us and encouraging us with your cards and phone calls. You are wonderful! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

“Deep unto deep, 
O Lord, crieth in me, 
Gathering strength I come, Lord, unto Thee. 
Jesus of Calvary, 
Smitten for me, 
Ask what Thou wilt, but give Love to me.” ~ Amy Carmichael

“He hath never failed thee yet.
Never will His love forget.
O fret not thyself nor let
Thy heart be troubled,
Neither let it be afraid.”
~ Amy Carmichael