Words Can't ExpressWednesday, September 01, 2010
Today I'm offering up a simple prayer of thanks to You. I know that my words can't come close to expressing the depth of gratitude and joy that I feel, but You Lord, can see my heart. So much has happened over the past few weeks that it seems as if the world around me has been nothing but a blur. Hours have melded into days, and the days into weeks, but through it all You have been faithful! Thank You, Father, for saving our daughter. Through the hands of surgeons made skillful by You, her broken heart was mended.
So many emotions have boiled up under the surface since we heard our daughter needed open heart surgery, but with every fear and with every worry, I heard You say, "Trust Me, trust Me." And if, Lord, there was any lesson You were teaching us it was that...to trust You. Thank you for the peace that you granted us. "You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an Everlasting Rock" (Isaiah 26:3-4).
You are our Everlasting Rock, Lord! Thank You that in the midst of the storm You comforted us. When turbulent waters threatened to overtake us, you lavished Your love upon us. I am overwhelmed! Through Your word and the people that You placed in our path, wisdom was gained and faith was deepened. We are so thankful for our brothers and sisters both near and far who prayed for our daughter...for her healing and for her life. And thank You, Father, for answering them is such a wonderful way! Because of your incredible compassion, a young woman now has a beautiful future ahead of her which is full of hope and promise. A child still has a mother, a husband has a wife, and these two parents are lifting up our arms in praise to You...for we have a daughter made strong by You.
In your Son's precious name I pray, Amen
"The more opportunities to trust Him, the more worn the knees of my jeans become." JD
Living for Him,