Suffering temporarily robs us of physical and emotional strength. It temporarily robs us of our feeling of closeness to others. It temporarily removes our peace and rest. Suffering temporarily steals our comfort and pleasure. But forever guarantees that all of this is temporary. Eternity tells every child of God that the bulk of our existence will be lived in a place of eternal peace, rest, and joy. - Paul Tripp, Forever
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
We had a sweet little baby boy placed with us on Valentines Day until today. It was a great six weeks. We knew from the beginning that he would most likely go stay with his grandparents, but there was a lot of emotion wrapped up in it all anyway. We really love that little guy and are so grateful that God placed in him our home for a bit, but in our hearts forever. Praying that the Lord will bless him tonight in a strange place, but a place where he is loved. So grateful that he is going to be with people that love him.
After we found out that he had to leave, this verse appeared on the white board in Josiah's handwriting.
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,my salvation and my God.-- Psalm 43:5
I was surprised to find out that Scott didn't ask him to write it up there. But praise God that Scott has trained Josiah to do that- to use the Word to bless his family during trying times. Such a wonderful encouragement to me today.
Praying that M stays in our hearts and more importantly in our prayers forever.
This has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster for us, but we feel such wonderful peace in the will of the Lord. He has taught me to trust Him like I never have before...I will praise Him, my salvation and my God.
Posted by stryd at 7:57 PM