When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm.” Psalm 75:3 (NIV)
It’s been a roller-coaster time for my family: My 2-month-old nephew has been hospitalized for bacterial meningitis.
His sweet little body flush with fever. Swelling in the brain, at the base by his spinal cord. A PICC line to better receive antibiotics rather than struggle with his tiny veins.
The days drag, slow, uncertain. We don’t have answers to most of our questions, just prayer and possibility, and I feel helpless that I can’t make his body better.
Sometimes, it’s torture to wait. I pray in every style I know how, and still I can’t quite grasp God’s presence in this. I know in my head that He’s here, but the knowledge doesn’t fully make its way to my heart. My heart — my heart is on shaky ground, grasping for sure footing.
With no solid ground beneath our feet, we stand on the Word of God, build our faith on who He is and the pillars of His protection.
- God is, above all, loving. Our Abba loves us with a fierce, delicate and selfless love that stretches from one corner of the cross to the other. His affection is gentle, and His tenderness is great. His love is pure.
“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4:8, NIV)
- God is faithful. His eyes never stray; His heart stays fixed on us, and He tenderly keeps us close with unwavering loyalty. From the beginning, God made and kept His promise to never leave nor forsake us. God has our good in mind, and there is nothing that can separate us from Him.