God cradles us in His careful hands as He stitches our broken pieces back together again, forming a new and far more beautiful garment.
We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many. 2 Corinthians 1:8-11
Really nothing more needs to be said. This scripture passage says it all. It feels like Brian and I have received "the sentence of death." But God is only teaching us to rely 100% on Him. Because He wants us to know that He is who He says He is and He can do what He says he can do. He has delivered us time and time again so I know He WILL deliver us from this peril too. Yes, the waiting is hard. Oh the waiting is hard but in His perfect timing I know He will deliver us. And soon we will be singing His praises from the mountain top...(my constant prayer). But we can only handle this with the combination of your prayers too. So please do not stop...keep showering us with your prayers of love and encouragement...they are needed now more than ever.
Off to my first counseling session...