Monday, September 21, 2009

Ephesians 3:20-21

I have about 100 different things I could blog about....but tonight this prayer is on my heart (taken from Prayers for Mothers of Newborns by Angela Thomas). To those of you know who you are. You are on my heart daily and I am petitioning the Lord on your behalf:

When we pray, we believe you hear. We are confident you will answer. We know you are faithful, but sometimes we waver. We have waited patiently on some days and impatiently on others. Sometimes it seemed You were silent. There have been days when it felt You were gone. We have cried out in our frustration, "Where are you God?"

In the darkest of days, through the places of struggle, we have come to know You more intimately. We have learned that Your silence means, "Stand still and wait." We have yet to see Your plans unravel and fall apart. Your thoughts are so much greater than ours. You are very rarely early, but always on time.

You can never be persuaded to do less, when you have always intended to do more. Oh, God, thank You for always doing more. Our lofty dreams seem so feeble compared to the plan You are working out in our lives.

I want to shout it out so all will hear, "If you trust in God...remain steadfast through the hard years...cry out on lonely days...don't move when you're lost...and be faithful to pray, God will always, always do more!" It's the truth of Scripture and the lesson of my life. To You be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21


Sew said...

This was beautiful and brought me to tears.

Thank you, I needed this big time. I do think back before everything happened and I got my +. I thought and knew in my heart I would do it all over again for that one single moment. It is all worth it...I just need to remember that on the hard days.

You are truly an inspiration!

Stacey said...

Thank you, Stacy, for continuing your ministry to those of us who wait. It is invaluable!

JellyBelly said...

Thanks for sharing this. You really proof that it is all up to God and His timing.