It is so good to have Barbara home. Yesterday she started a daily group therapy program, got a new and sympathetic doctor and most importantly, has begun to lift her soul to God, with almost immediate improvement. The road is still long, but we are thankful for the progress.
In this difficult and challenging journey of Barbara’s illness there is one truth that has kept my faith strong: God’s Word is trustable: “Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight” (Ps. 119:142).
And His Word says that God has a plan (“run with endurance the race that is set before you” Heb. 12:2). Nothing is random, nothing is out of His control, in every event He has a purpose and every purpose is good.
So in every heart-wrenching twist and turn in this illness adventure, I can say, “Lord Jesus, I look to you, I trust you because you are the great Shepherd, intimately concerned and involved with each of us every moment. The Truth is,
• You know us completely.
• You supply all that is necessary.
• You design the next lesson we need.
• You make us lie down in green pastures.
• You give us rest in the midst of turmoil.
• You bring transformation.
• You guide us in the right way.
• You lead us into and through the dark valleys.
• You know exactly what you are doing.
• And we can trust You.
May Your commands always be my delight no matter what you may cause me to experience.
Prayer: “Praise you for your great wisdom, your love, grace and goodness. We bow before you in worship, we lift up your name in awe, we exalt you in your perfection, and we surrender our hearts to your love in joy.
We rise up now to obey you in each decision as part of our worship. May you be glorified in our lives today. Amen.”