Brandon & Kristin

Brandon & Kristin

Thursday, July 26, 2007

But Those Who Hope In The Lord

I am so thankful to have a relationship with God through the blood of His Son. Over the past month I have been especially thankful. He offers hope to me even in rough times. He has made clear that I do not need to despair over the lose of my daughter. I am sad that I do not have her now and I am sad that I will not get to see her grow up. I am sad that I will not get to know what makes her laugh. Sad that I will not get to take her camping or fishing. I am sad for many reasons, but my soul needs not despair.

Even in sadness I know my God. I have walked with Him and I know who He is. He is a good God who loves His children. He made Addie and loved her. He made and loves me and Kristin. He is a God of wonder. Who can make things as beautiful as my God? I have prayed many times that the Lord would use Addie's life to draw people closer to Him. I know that there are people out there who will hear of her life who do not have this kind of relationship with Him. I pray that the Lord would use her life to draw those people into His kingdom to live and walk with Him forever. What more could a daddy want than for his child's life to expand God's great kingdom and bring glory to our great God?

It may sound strange, but I am more convinced of God's goodness right now than I was a few months ago. I cannot imagine trying to walk through something like this without God. He truly is my strength.

"He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."
Isiaih 40:29-31


Anonymous said...

An old song came to mind in the middle of the night and I thought of you. Hope it will bless you. "Gratitute" by Nichole Nordeman


Lindsay B said...

I came across your blog through a friend of mine, and first, I want to truly thank you for your complete honesty and vulnerability in sharing one of the hardest times in your life with us. It has been a privilage, an encouragement in my relationship w/ God, and a blessing to read and mourn with your suffering and then rejoice in the way God is using this experience to knit your hearts in Him and in each other. Thank you for sharing, I am seeing Jesus in new ways through your words, thank you for being a blessing to others even in the midst of sadness and sorrow in your own lives.

dave727 said...

I read your story about your daughter. You did an excellent job
interpret the bible verse. May God bless you and protect.

Noya said...

Great work.