Tuesday, March 24, 2009

God Gave

These last few days my heart has been so heavy for several babies that are so sick. There are so many hurting children. So many hurting people. Sometimes you don't even know what to say to encourage them. Prayer is the one thing that I know. Prayer is the one thing that God gave us when there seems to be nothing else. I have been praying for sweet little Stellan. And sweet little Jonah.And precious little Nathan.And sweet Avery Grace.And little Abby.

I have covered their parents and grandparents with prayers. I can't imagine what they are going through. They are finding strength in God. They are being held up by the prayers of people like you and I.

I found the following in a worship book. It says it all.

For those looking for purpose and direction,
God gave a Wonderful Counselor.
For those filled with anxiety and strife,
God gave a Prince of Peace.
To the lost and helpless,
God gave a Good Shepherd.
To those needing a voice in their brokenness,
God gave an Advocate.
To those seeking answers,
the Truth.
To the ones ravaged by physical illness and spiritual calamity,
the Great Physician.
And for all of those facing the darkness of death,
God gave the Resurrection and the Life.
And as if that weren't enough, to everyone with no spark of divine presence in their lives,
He gave Immanuel - God with us.



Jensmere said...

That is really beautiful, Beth! Thanks for such a sweet post and for the reminder to keep praying for these precious children and their families!

Bless you,

Beth in NC said...

I've been praying too. It is almost overwhelming. And little Abby too.

Bless you,

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing...this is great! I was just thinking yesterday...nothing is too small nor too big of our Lord to walk you through.

Thank you

a cup bearer said...

Good morning, Beth. What a wonderful worship sequence. Thanks for sharing that. I wrote my blog on a woman I encountered yesterday, and this is perfect for her situation as well.

Yolanda said...

I've never seen that before and when I get home to my printer, I'm going to print it off. Thank you for sharing that with us, what a great word of ENCOURAGEMENT.



IT'S ALL ABOUT PRAYER - God is calling us back to PRAYER!!!

Prayer is the place we get to start over when we've messed up.

What a beautiful reading you found - thanks for sharing it. I know a special person who needs to hear those words.

Looking UPward and Choosing JOY, Stephanie
[In Flight]

Daughter of the King said...

I'm with you. It has been weighing heavy on my heart as well. And, like you, I can't even begin to imagine how heavy this is on the parents' hearts.

We'll just continue to pray that our Prince of Peace makes His presence known and that they are comforted by it.


LisaShaw said...

Praise the Lord! Beth! I stand with you and so many others praying for the precious children and their families. It really touches a spot in our hearts.

Thank you for sharing with us and being a beacon of THE LIGHT OF JESUS!

a cup bearer said...

Hope you don't mind that I posted the writing on my blog with a link to yours. It was too good and perfect for my previous entry.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Anyone can feel free to use that paragraph I posted. It is so timely and it just says it all. I hope that it will minister to somebody who needs it!


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Jenny said...

That was so beautiful.