Happy Monday, Prayer Warriors!
As I sat down to write this, the Lord brought Psalm 30:4, 5b to mind:
“Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His,
And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.” (NKJV)
Today as I think about the praises I have to share, I am reminded of how dark, dark, dark life seems to be in the midst of the storms. We often feel alone and wonder, “Is God here? Is He really in control of this craziness?” But when the morning comes, and the Lord brings closure to a tough season of life, it is such a joy to be able to look back and see that He was there with us through it all. Working it all for our good and His glory! That gives me faith to turn the corner and more boldly approach the next storm brewing…there is always another storm brewing, isn’t there?
As I said, I’ve got great praises to share!
• Our sweet friend, Heidi, had a smooth delivery with her new little girl, Elanor Joy “Ellie”. She came on January 13th weighing 6 lbs. 50z. and was 19 inches long. After a brief bout with jaundice and some feeding issues, Ellie was released with a good bill of health! Heidi is so grateful to the Lord that Ellie is, so far, not experiencing many of the health challenges that arise for children with Down Syndrome. Another big praise for Heidi is that the situation with her foster son appears to be moving in the direction of being able to adopt him. What a blessing that would be! Heidi’s next court hearing is on Good Friday. Please pray that God would allow the judge to rule in favor of starting the adoption process if this would be best for her little guy. Let’s also continue to pray for Heidi and her family as they adjust to life with a newborn and as they learn more about parenting a special needs child. God has certainly called this family to a special mission with His children and we can be confident that He always equips those He calls!
Speaking of God’s Goodness through the Storm, Ian’s mom, Lesily, has begun a blog documenting their incredible journey after Ian’s neck injury. If you’d like to read more about what God has been teaching Lesily (and you will be SO blessed if you do!), you can find her blog, Goodness in the Storm, HERE.
If you are in the midst of one of those storms of life and still waiting to see God reveal His goodness and care through it all, we’d love to help lift you up in prayer. We weren’t designed to go through this life alone. The body of Christ is one of the best ways we can experience Jesus in the flesh! Please let us know how we can be praying for you by leaving a comment below or by contacting us at: