Monday, January 17, 2011

God is saying, "Yes."

"For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory."
II Corinithians 1:20 ESV

I'm sitting here with all our bags by the door. Danica and I are waiting for Dan to get back from getting the oil changed so we can load up and make the drive to Cincinnati. I have been crying all morning. Delaney hung on to me and cried when we said goodbye. She asked, "How many more times do you have to go?" I feel like I can't breathe. Can it really be almost two years we have been doing this? I've lost track of how many scans, how many hours waiting, how many nights in hotel rooms with heavy hearts we have endured. Did God really write this story for His glory and our good?

There is a song by Christa Wells I listen to over and over, especially on days like this. She was inspired by a quote of John Piper. "When Christ died he purchased for you the Yes to all God’s promises, and that includes the promise to use his sovereign power to govern all the inexplicable, maddening detours and delays of your life for wise and loving purposes. He is doing a thousand things for you and for his glory in your disappointed plans."

A thousand things. God is saying, "Yes."

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful. Thank you Monica. There is SO MUCH truth to that song. And please know, that I know it applies to the lives of you and your loved ones. I am deeply touched by your story, your heart, your seeking God, in the midst of incredible trials, your great love for your family, and your perseverance. Praying for you all.