Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Assurance

Never look ahead to the changes and challenges of this life in fear. Instead, when they arise look at them with full assurance that God, whose you are, will deliver you out of them. Hasn't He kept you safe up to now? So hold His loving hand tightly and He will lead you safely through all things. And when you cannot stand, He will carry you in His arms.
Do not look ahead to what may happen tomorrow. The same everlasting Father who cares for you today, will take care of you tomorrow and everyday. Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you His unwavering strength that you may bear it. Be at peace, then, set aside all anxious thoughts and worries.
~Francis de Sales
This passage came from a very special blog. Joel and Jess are such AMAZING people who have endured so much over the last year. If you have a chance, you should visit their blog here.
This passage has such great meaning. I think sometimes I forget that I can't control everything that happens in my life. And sometimes we go through tough situations so that we can grow into a stronger and better person. At the time, we may not realize Gods ultimate plan, but we need to be assured that He knows HIS plan.
In his heart, a man may plan his course, but the LORD will determine his steps.
~Proverbs 16:9
We have had a bumpy road the last couple weeks with our pregnancy. We go to the hospital tomorrow morning for a sonogram to check and make sure everything is alright. Please keep us and "baby bean" in your prayers. We are trying to remember that God is in control and He already knows our future.

4 comments:

The Ekeland's said...

I'm sorry to hear that this pregnancy has been bumpy. I didn't know. We're praying for you guys and miss seeing you!

Amanda said...

Oh man Alisha, keep us posted- we'll be praying!

The Sieberts said...

praying!

Kendall Smith said...

Praying for you guys, too!!!! We miss you!!!!!!