Nov 18

Be Strong

O Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you.
Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.
Isaiah 33:2

Saturday, I remembered as I showed this picture to a friend, that Mary Anna had webbed toes just like I do. Sweet Memory. I love remembering little things about my baby girl, and I love sharing them with others even more.

Sunday, as Dan and I were weak in sorrow, I told him that I was not strong enough to go to church, and he sweetly said through his tears, “just try…”. I tried even though it was the 4 month anniversary of her death, I tried. I cried the whole service and during communion as we sang Amazing Grace, I ate the bread and drank the wine in remembrance of how much our God loves us. I am thankful for Dan’s leadership and love and for the church.

Today, as I started my week off in prayer, I found this little book from a friend called “be strong” with a quote in it that read this…
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.
Helen Keller

Suffering has been overcome, thanks be to God.

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast. to him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 5:10-11