Tuesday, October 26, 2010

In Christ Alone my hope is found

Thank you for your prayers.  I have been before the throne myself.  If you need to build your faith, I suggest adopting!  My goodness!

I was a mess last night.  But, God's mercies are new every morning.  I spent serious time in prayer both last night and this morning. 

Several things I know:

1)I want God's timing.  If he is saying that waiting until Spring to get Alice Faith is best, that's what I want.  I want what he wants.  He will give me the desires of my heart, sometimes he changes those desires first.  He only does what's best.

2)I had to get my eyes off Alice Faith and onto Christ.  When I look at her, my heart breaks and I feel crushed by the weight of my baby being so far away.  But, when I look at Christ, all of that seems easy, manageable, and even holy.  He is everything.  He is my light, my strength, my song.  In Christ alone, my hope is found.

3)I feel a bit like David after the birth of his first son with Bathsheba.  I am going to beg, plead and approach the Lord to super-naturally bring all of this together this week.  But, if on Tuesday he didn't work it out that way, I am going to get up, dust off and go about life with joyful worship.

4)This is not like a miscarriage, a death, or a failed adoption.  This is but a pause.  This is easy compared with the other.  I praise the Lord for this trial.  (James 1:2)  I am grateful that he is shaping me. Who am I that he would spend such time and care?

Thank you for coming along side us in this and praying for us.  This morning I am joyful, grateful and hopeful.  I am very full.  I have the Ancient of Days on my side.  What else could I want?

This song has been swirling through my head all morning.  Here are the words and I'm adding a video of the song as well.  I hope you are as blessed by it as I have been.

In Christ alone, my hope is found

He is my light, my strength, my song

This cornerstone, this solid ground

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease

My comforter, my all-in-all

Here in the love of Christ I stand

There in the ground His body lay

Light of the world by darkness slain

Then bursting forth in glorious day

Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory

Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine

Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me

From life’s first cry to final breath

Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man

Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home

Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand


  1. We love you and are praying with you during this time. Keep looking up.

  2. Wonderful thoughts! I will continue to be praying for you guys.

  3. Praying...
    ~Brian and Casey

  4. Glad to hear that you have some clarity in your thoughts and emotions. Still praying for that miracle though...

    Julie Malott


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