Friday, September 18, 2009


Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
~Hebrews 4:16

Wednesday and Thursday morning, I felt as if I was mourning a loss. I felt incredible grief and at some points, even despair.

Dan and I went in our room to pray together. Dan asked me before we started to pray if I wanted to "go big". My response was that I was just ready to go Home.

The verse above came to my mind. I felt led to ask God for just what we needed, the specifics. I felt Him whisper to me before I opened my mouth to pray, "You have not, because you ask not."

So, yesterday morning, I asked God for $1000 plus another $100 so that I can still travel to Michigan for the half marathon next weekend.

After we prayed, I felt an incredible peace. I was excited to see God felt strangely familiar...we've been here before.

God is no magician. He has no magic wand. He is not a genie in a bottle. My God, however, is all powerful and has told His children to ask. He has promised that although He has led us down this painful path, His ways our higher than our ways (Isaiah 55:9) and He means this for good (Romans 8:28).

I want to testify to what God has done. Yesterday, in total, we were given $1100!

O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
~Psalms 34:8

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Melissa said...


Rebecca said...

Well...amen & AMEN!

I've been wondering how you are doing. I was just driving through Harvard today and said a prayer for you and Dan. This morning, as I was thinking about you, I just kept thinking, "HE's still the same. HE's still the same today as HE was the day before the IDES letter came."