Sometimes I get discouraged by circumstances...
Our friend, Layne, who is a father of two and husband to a wonderful woman of faith, Erin... he has stage 4 brain cancer.
My sister-in-law's miscarriage, followed by roof destruction due to trees giving way to Ike, followed by a car accident that left her car destroyed (all in a couple weeks time).
My friend, Christina, carrying her sweet baby Savannah (who has triploidy, with a 100% mortality rate), knowing that the Lord will bring her home when He chooses.
My dear friend and Caleb's cousin (who is responsible for introducing Caleb and I), LeeAnn, just sent their 9 week, unborn babe to be with the Lord, through miscarriage.
These things make my issues seem so minuscule. Yet I am reminded that God is mindful of all these things, and the minuscule things in my life. I was struck by a statement in my Bible Study this week, as we investigated the "possible explanation why God may not choose to intervene with a miracle in an earnestly seeking Christian's life. God often uses difficulty and suffering to complete His good work in us." I will continue to believe that God works wonders,
"You are the God who performs miracles;
You display your power among the peoples."
Like a salve on my aching heart were Avery's sweet words as she said her prayers last night...
"As for God, His way is perfect. Psalms 18:30"