Thank you Lord that when You say in Your word that You will work all things together for my good and Your glory- I can count on that. Even when it looks like there is no possible way- I can still count on Your word. Even when the "tide of life" is coming in like a flood and my feet feel like they are on sinking sand- I can count on You. Even when I fail in all of my human frailties and I feel as though there just isn't any way that things will change, improve or get better- I can count on Your word. How Father, can you work ALL things together for my good and Your glory? I can see now as I am reminded of the many, many nights of crying myself to sleep trying to understand why I was without a spouse year after year. I can see now Lord. He was worth the wait. I can see now as I am reminded of the many, many prayers that went forth for us to have children- only to have miscarriage after miscarriage and then several years later to have a house filled with tiny feet- I can see now Lord. They were worth the wait. I am reminded of the prayers that went up just from this heart alone, to have a family-a big family- a real family. Countless prayers Lord. And You faithful One have given me a family of my own. I can see now Lord. They were worth the wait. I praise you Father, for each time the tide comes in and there is another obstacle, another trial, another tribulation- I am reminded that it is an opportunity for me to trust You- from a deeper place. An opportunity for me to allow You to lift me up and to carry me through and an opportunity to be ever mindful of all that You have done. That this too shall pass and that You truly will work all things together for my good and Your glory. Thank you for using this photograph to minister to me Lord. Thank you for speaking to my heart that just as my husband is holding our youngest daughter - You are holding me. That just as he is protecting her from the rising water and the pull of the tide- You are protecting me. That just as he is walking with her- You are walking with me. Thank you Father that through all of this, I am coming to know you from a deeper place.
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified;and whom He justified, these He also glorified."- Romans 8:28-30