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Thursday, June 02 2016

Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. -Hebrews 4:16

I was so happy for my friend when she told me she was going to be a mum! Together we counted the days until the birth.  But when the baby suffered a brain injury during delivery, my heart broke and I didn't know how to pray.  All I knew was who I should pray to - God.  He is our Father, and He hears us when we call.

I knew that God was capable of miracles.  He brought Jairus' daughter back to life (Luke 8:49-55) and in so doing also healed the girl of whatever disease had robbed her of life.  So I asked Him to bring healing for my friend's baby too.

But what if God doesn't heal?  I wondered.  Surely He doesn't lack the power.  Could it be He doesn't care?  I thought of Jesus' suffering on the cross and the explanation that "God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).  Then I remembered the questions of Job and how he learned to see the wisdom of God as shown in the creation around him (Job 38-39).

Slowly I saw how God calls us to Him in the details of our lives.  In God's grace, my friend and I learned together what it means to call on the Lord and to trust Him - whatever the outcome.

Prayer for Today

Lord, to whom can I go but You! I trust You with my life and the lives of my loved ones. I'm grateful You always hear my cry.

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