Today I woke up to an email from Emily and an update she'd written on Miller Grace's page. Miller Grace was able to take a few breaths on her own, so please keep the prayers coming. She still has so much to over come. This I know is so exhausting for Emily. She just gave birth 2 days ago and is sitting at Miller Grace's bedside, praying. Please lift up Miller Grace, Emily (mom), and Matt (dad) as they go through these trials. Nothing is too hard for God. I know that he knows what tomorrow holds for their family. I pray it's what our deep desire and prayer is, but well I just don't know.
My favorite song is "Held" by Natalie Grant and I hope Emily is feeling God hold her right now. The chorus goes like this:
This is what it means to be held.
How it feels when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know that the promise was
When everything fell we’d be held.
I don't want and pray that "the sacred" is NOT torn from Emily's life, but I pray she feels that she's being held.
Today also marks 7 yrs since my best friend, Tami's daughter Sydney died. Sydney was almost 13 months old. She died from neuroblastoma, another childhood cancer. Please pray for Tami and her family today as they mark 7 yrs without their beautiful Sydney Rebecca.
I know nothing cheery, but well life's not always roses and sunshine. Sometimes there's storms and overcast skies. The only thing constant in God's love for his children. I pray to Jesus above that he hears our cries.
I leave you with this:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with th anksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.