As the days passed upon hearing this news about our newborn son; I found a wealth of comfort in the scriptures.
How very thankful I am to be a born again Christian and grateful to know that my Bible is the very words of my God. Oh what peace!
Often my readings would be found in Psalm 119.
My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word. verse 28
Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. verses 49,50
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. verse 67
It is good for me that I have been afflicted: that I might learn thy statues. verse 71
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
Let I pray thee,thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. verses 75,76
Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. verse 114
Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it. verse 140
We cried with friends and family as we spoke together on the telephone. I felt grief for them all, knowing how much they desired to be with us. This was our first realization of the journey we faced...alone, but with GOD at our side. My husband and I prayed together...
"LORD, we lay our lives before you. We trust your judgments and pray that through this trial, our lives will glorify you. We pray for lost souls we will meet. We pray for wisdom in raising our children, and especially our son Stephen. We ask for strength when we are weak, for courage when we fear, for faith to trust and not question why?"