Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Trust the Man

As so often happens, "Streams in the Desert" has an entry on the very day I needed to read it.

The August 1st entry ends with this word:

"Friend, you can trust the Man that died for you. 
You can trust Him to baffle no plan which is not best to be foiled
and to carry out every one which is for God's glory and your highest good
You can trust Him to lead you in the path which is the very best in this world for you."


As we continue to walk with Caleb through this painful part of his health journey, we can trust Jesus.

As we wait for the Shepperson family to heal from their near tragic car accident, we can trust Jesus. **

As I read news of a friend's 2 1/2 year son who has just been found with a mass on his brain, I can trust Jesus.

These are not just empty words. They are true. If I didn't have Jesus to trust in times like these, I don't know what I'd do. I am so comforted by Him these days.

He is my strength.

He is my hope.

He is as sure as the setting of the sun and the rising of the moon.

While I feel the "heaviness" of the various difficult circumstances around me, I am not weighted down these days! I know that the Lord is fully in control and I am resting in that.

(Thanks for the beautiful photo last night Claire!)
 **This update comes from Zac Shepperson: Thank you all for your kind notes and prayer for our family. we have been through the "ringer" over the past several days. But I'm very thankful everyone is alive. Last night I was able to get all the kids back home under one roof (except for Emili who is still working at a camp and Kim). Hampton looks the worst, but is actually the least injured. He has about 50 stitches around his eye and forehead. Gwyneth is the most immobile. I'm literally carrying her everywhere. But she is feeling much better. Sam was uninjured and is being a big help. Kim was transferred to our local hospital this morning. She is in the worst condition, but today was her best day. She ate some soup and didn't throw it up. Plus, she just felt better (after the painful transfer of course). She's really strong, but she still needs lots of prayer. I'll try to keep everyone updated. Thanks again for your kindness and friendship.

1 comment:

  1. Praying for wisdom for the doctors so they can find the source of Caleb's pain. I was so encouraged when I read your blog to trust in the Lord. Our oldest son was hurt yesterday on a diving platform on a lake. Required several stitches in numerous locations on his leg. The doctor's biggest concern was that it happened in a lake and there is a rise in staph infections from lakes in the US. Took that "step" into God's kingdom and said I will not worry. So thankful you point others to Him. God Bless