Good Morning September 19

We have been struggling in prayer as a family, and as a congregation, for a little one year old who is in the hospital and near death. He has been on our hearts for all of this last week. We have prayed earnestly, individually and in church, but he has not improved. We don’t yet know the outcome. This morning I turned to Psalm 13 and read, “How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart?”(1&2) This seems to express well our emotions at this time. But one must go on to read the complete Psalm. For even in the midst of the psalmist’s prayer he says, “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me.”(5&6) We struggle so with the tears and the why questions, but above it all our Father is holding us in His arms, and, in His love, will accomplish all that is for our good. We can continue to trust Him.