Our world was turned upside down when hers was. With prayer and much counsel she was set free. Free to dream. Free to fly. Free to trust that God had her in His hand.
When the emergency beacon signals came through, we believed, we trusted, we leaned hard on the Word of God. ”He shall keep in perfect peace those who trust in Him.”
Me, belly swollen with our little boy, gave all of my cares to Him, not knowing how to pray, and rested knowing that His Spirit makes intercession in these times. ”In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. Romans 8:26
All of the calls, all of the ‘news’, all of the prayers and tears could not change the outcome that the Lord had planned before the foundation of the world.
And on June 29, 2010 He delivered – twice; a strapping young son who sang the entire first day of his life blissfully unaware of how the world roiled around him, and a daughter, just 16, pulled from the sea, from the womb of her crippled sailboat, delivered to safety by the hands of sailors who knew and understood the love, the lure of the sea.
And how the storms raged – at sea and on land. And Paul is saying and we are believing that “in all things God works for the good” and “if God is for us then who can be against us?”.
What we thought would kill us, destroy us – what was intended for harm – brought blessing. A faith tested is a faith true.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35, 37-39