Tuesday, May 31, 2011

all must be well.

Just over one week ago our world was rocked with the news that Z wouldn't be coming home--to us.
Once again we were reminded that this adoption is so much bigger than us, our plans & dreams.

A couple nights ago I rolled into bed and whispered to Jim, "Do you still find yourself thinking of Zeke?" {As tears welled in my eyes} He whispered, "Yes.... {and he paused} "but, I also find myself dreaming of our future and the next child God places in our lives"

"See in every sorrow and trouble of your earthly pilgrimage the hand of Him who gave Christ to die for your sins! That hand can never smite you except in love! He who gave His only begotten Son for you, will never withhold anything from you which is really for your good. Lean back on this thought and be content. Say to yourself in the darkest hour of trial, ‘This also is ordered by Him who gave Christ to die for my sins. It cannot be wrong. It is done in love. It must be well.’" -J.C. Ryle

At last, friends...it IS well with my soul.


  1. aw, jim. :)
    thanks for sharing this, em.

  2. From my devotional (the one from you) this morning,

    "The ONLY way to know strong faith is to endure great trials." George Muller.

    God will teach you during these dark hours to have the most powerful bond to His throne you could ever know.

    Love you friend!

  3. This is one of my favourites:

    "The worst has already happened and been repaired...All shall be well, all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well" -Julian of Norwich