“Oh that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness” (Psalm 107: 8-9 NKJV). When my father really enjoyed a meal, he would say, “I’m suffering with satisfaction.” At one time or another most of us have tried to satisfy our longings with a variety of “things”:
My greatest fear used to be that somehow I would reach the end of my life and not fulfill God’s purpose for me–that I would miss too many opportunities to serve Him, or that I would fail to reach His potential for my life. But the promise in Philippians 1:6 settled that for me.
Our convictions will be tested, and our faith will be sifted in times of difficulty. But God wants to give us courage and help us reach beyond ourselves to a strength that is greater than our own–moving from fear to faith.
We often hear the requirements for God’s healing in the first Scripture reference below, especially on the National Day of Prayer. The second reference is quoted less. We know the result of turning back to God. But do we understand the alternative? We desperately need God’s healing.
I was so impressed with this sweet testimony of friends Kacie and Jonathan Hunt that I asked permission to share Kacie’s blog as a guest post today. Are our children really ours? Kacie shares a powerful answer to that question as she allows you to see a glimpse of the difficult journey involving trisomy that she and Jonathan went through. I think you’ll be inspired and encouraged by their authentic faith.