When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. Isaiah 43:2
This afternoon I found so much truth in this verse. I had a couple of verses I had written on a little notecard that I was memorizing and meditating on. I pray these verses would bring encouragement to you guys. Isaiah 43:2 doesn't say if you go through waters or if you go through fire, but when you go through fire...and then, wow, that promise! That awesome promise of a faithful Savior. Today, Tuesday February 13th 2007 God showed Himself faithful to David and I. We went through some waters today. And God was with us. The waters didn't overflow us and we weren't burned or scorched. Our God is an awesome God. We know that He is fully able and all powerful. He is just as much a God of miracles today as He was yesterday. But, today, He decided to show his power in another way. He decided to usher our second child into His Kingdom. Our hearts are sad that we won't get to snuggle close with our little baby or hear his/her laughter here on this earth...but the peace of knowing our little one is in the presence of our Lord brings us great joy. David, John David, and I along with the rest of our future family will have a big surprise waiting on us in Heaven. Maybe one of his/her great grandmas or great grandpa is rocking our little one right now. Or maybe my grandpa is telling him of all the stories of Daniel, David, Abraham, Moses....all the while introducing him to the very people. Whatever our little one is doing at this very moment we know it's beyond even our imaginations. When we found out we were pregnant, I was about 2 months, and we were filled with joy. The Lord created a life. I pray that we would release every child we ever have into the Lord's hand. That may mean something different with each child. With this child it was literal- in the Lord's hands! Wow! What an amazing place to be. We cherish each prayer on our behalf. Our hearts are sad for our loss, but our hearts once again leap for joy at the arrival of our little one in the presence of a Mighty God. Our God. In His will is the most amazing place to be- no matter where that takes you. I wonder if Jesus will hold my little one close tonight. I know Jesus will be holding me close tonight.
He who dwells in the secret of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord "He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust." Psalm 91:1-2
Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge...I said to the Lord, "You are my Lord, apart from you I have no good thing"....I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me...I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken...you will fill me with JOY in your presence... Psalm 16