Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Praise You In This Storm

I realize that this is going to seem like a very heavy post in comparison to most of my other posts. However, there's a lot going on right now. Some good news, some bad news, some bad mixed with good, some good mixed with bad, etc. There's also a lot of uncertainty about a few different areas of our lives.

First and foremost, one of Caleb's closest high school friends Nick passed away yesterday due to bacterial meningitis. He played in a hockey game on June 9th, went into the hospital on June 14th, and passed away only one week later. It was very sudden and unexpected. Nick's wife is 5 months pregnant with their first child, a son. We have had dinner with them a few times. Once hearing of Nick's condition in the hospital, he's been on Caleb's mind and heart constantly. We prayed for him constantly too, that God would do a miracle. Caleb was so heartbroken to hear the news of his passing.

As far as the uncertainty goes, our church pastor, (one of the greatest pastors to exist in my opinion), announced he will be retiring and moving on to pastoral care for missionaries in about one year. This pastor started the church we are members at 26 years ago. He's been the only head pastor for 26 years. We know God has a plan for this church, but finding a new head pastor definitely means a lot of unknown changes.

This song has been on my mind and heart today. I cried many, many times to this song after we had a miscarriage almost three years ago. There's something so healing about crying, actually sobbing before God and telling him straight how you feel. I love the words to this song because they're SO honest. Trusting God and praising him in the midst of our trials is SO difficlut, but for me, that's when I've grown closest to him.



There are some other things on my mind that I don't feel free to share about yet, but I'm just trying to trust God. He is sovereign, and he is good, no matter the outcome. I'm feeling scared and uncertain about the end result, but I'm laying it at the Lord's feet.

3 comments:

Courtney said...

Beautiful post Chris. And I love this song through hard times too. I'm praying for you always. Give Ellie a kiss for me.

Tara Brown said...

Praying big prayers for you guys.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post, Christine. I LOVE this song from Casting Crowns. The testing of our faith comes in the tough times of life, when we don't understand God's plan/ will, and CHOOSING to still love Him and praise Him....His promises are true, even in the hurts of our lives. We love you Christine, and I am so thankful for you and your heart.....thank you for sharing it. Love, Mom

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