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.
What do we hold to in times like these?
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.
“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4:8, NIV)
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