Anna Marie shares another update with you. Love, Sarah
Ever since this journey began, I have prayed that I would learn to simply rest and trust God with a humble heart, rather than in my pride wanting to always be in control. Perhaps one of the best ways to learn this is by waiting. And it does seem that waiting is a continuous part of the path on which we find ourselves. While we had anticipated pathology results yesterday or today, the answer to our inquiring hearts is once again, “wait.” I’m hoping we will hear soon, but meanwhile, we wait.
This hymn by “the Fanny Crosby of Sweden,” Carolina Sandell Berg, has been a blessing to me especially during this time:
Day by day and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best–
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.
Ev’ry day the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me,
He whose name is Counselor and Pow’r.
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.
Help me then in eve’ry tribulation
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
E’er to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.
The last verse especially reminds me that there is joy and peace to be found in the place of trust. Thank you for praying for a trusting, peaceful heart!
“Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation;
on thee do I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:5