Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Praise Him, Praise Him!

I prayed for a friend for Elliott because he cries every night for his grandparents who live far away.  The Lord gave him three!

Not only that, but a friend for me, too!  Blessing beyond measure.

"The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." Job 1:21

The Lord blessed us so much with this family for a short season, but now they are moving away.  As sad as I am to see them go, I rejoice because Christ is my hope.  Truly.  Nothing else.  I am so blessed knowing that we can glory in any kind of heartache knowing that it is when we are weak, He is strong.  When we lack, He can fill us with the fullness of Himself.  Knowing that God's goal for us is not to make sure we have everything we want, but one of bringing us into further knowledge of Him.  And that knowledge is satisfying.  Truly my soul is satisfied in Him.

"He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it." I Thessalonians 5:24

"And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us." Romans 5:3-5

I totally trust Him!  I am so thankful for this thing that the Lord has done: in joining my spirit together with this person I've only known a few short months, and then also in her being taken away.  Blessed be the name of the Lord.  I am truly happy and satisfied in His presence.  Praise Him!


The Montgomerys said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sorry your friend is moving away :( . I loved the scriptures, such a blessing. You are a blessing!!!!

jess said...

what a beautiful post and the pix turned out amazing. you totally made me tear up... and our God is awesome!!! :)

allisonescalante said...

ingrid looks AMAZING!!!! so so so so SO pretty!!!!!!

Ingrid said...

I love you dear friend!! Sometimes obedience is so darn costly... I will not sacrifice that which has cost me nothing... Know that our hearts are broken but still we will praise Him with you. One day we will be together for eternity and there will be no more tears (or good-byes). Until we see you again you guys will be in our hearts and prayers. You better come visit!!! (Please...)