Tuesday, October 7, 2008

God is STILL Good

Dearest friends...this is simply a cut and paste of an e-mail I sent out...I will be back...I will share more as we work our way through this process...a process of grieving with hope...but I at least wanted to fill you in. Pray that our hearts would be filled with rejoicing as well tomorrow as we celebrate the milestone of Elizabeth's third birthday....

Thank you all for your prayers. We had our appointment this morning and found out that we indeed miscarried. Obviously it has been an emotion-filled day for us...definitely grief but also rejoicing as we reflect on what God is doing in our lives. We are amazed by the reality of being in a place where you hurt like crazy and yet can also stand at the same time and say, "God is good" from the depth of your heart. We have had the past week to be in prayer and in the Word, fixing our eyes on Jesus, and preparing for whatever was to come, and underneath all of this we are walking in an abiding peace and assure of His love and goodness. Last night I was reminded of the truth from Colossians 1:16-17 that "He is before all things and in Him all things hold together." He is holding us together...drawing us unto Himself...and revealing His mercies that are new every moment.
Please continue to lift us up as we work through the grieving and emotions and continue in the day to day. I am praising Jesus that in spite of a heavy heart I am once again able to lift up my girls and hold them close to me in these moments...
Amanda :)

12 comments:

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

OH, dearest Amanda. There is so much I would love to say to you and wish so badly I could give you a hug right now. God IS still good and all I can say is how much I am inspired by your firm ground of faith in him, still praising him and looking to him to "keep" you guys together in this time of grieving. I can only imagine how hard it must be, but so happy that your mind is fixated on him to get you through it.
"Acknowledge him in all your ways and he shall direct your path."
If there's anything anything I can do for you friend please let me know I even if its a phone call
Love you so much and praying so hard and lifting you up to him right this minute!
Jacy

Shanna said...

Amanda, I'm at a loss for words but, like Jacy, I wish I could give you a hug right now. Know that I'll be thinking of you & take some comfort in that you aren't alone in your grief.
Many many many well wishes, sweet Amanda...

Come back when you can

Shanna

diashermosos said...

Amanda, I so wish I could be there just to give hugs and help with the little things. Your faith in the Lord is an amazing inspiration and you are such a living testement of who we are called to be in Christ.
If there is anything that you need, please let us know. We love to help!

Sending lots of hugs and prayers for your sweet family.

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Amanda,
I am crying with you. Your faith is a blessing to me. I pray that you will know the comfort of the one who loves you so deeply, so dearly, so fiercly. He weeps too.
I love you dear sister.

Lisa said...

on Amanda - I have been thinking and worrying about you all week! But let me say that your faith and strength is a gift to all of us...

Stay well sweet girl and know that I am thinking and praying for you and your family!!!

All my love....

Rhonda said...

Amanda, I am praying for you and your family too. And you're right. God is sooooo good.

Fairlightday said...

Dear Amanda,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart hurts for you. There is no pain quite like losing a baby. But dear, hang onto the assurance the God in Heaven is holding your little baby in His arms and longs to comfort your grieving. You are still in our prayers and we love you dearly. Please accept all of our virtual hugs and know that we are thinking of you.

Nancy M. said...

Amanda, I am so sorry for your loss. Yet I am so happy you can find peace through Him. I will keep praying for you and your family.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh my sweet friend Amanda. I have no words, only hugs and prayers that our Father will hold you extra tight as you grieve. Much love to you...

Amy's Blah, Blah, Blogging said...

Oh Amanda, I'm so sorry. Isn't it funny how even from the moment you find out you have conceived a child, God puts it in your heart to begin loving them. Amazing how God has designed us in such a way to love our children.

That being said, I can only imagine what you and Mike have gone through in the past few days. I'm so sorry for your pain and wish I were able to comfort you in some little way. Know that I have been praying about you and I will continue to lift you both up.

I'm so glad that the girls have been able to be a comfort to their mommy. There is nothing like the sweet smile of a 1 or 3 year old to brighten even your darkest days.

I continue to be amazed as well at the praise and contentment you and Mike have had. What a testment testmant to all of your faith in a Saviour who loves you.

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

Love you my friend.
Amy

Taylor said...

Amanda,
I am so sorry, and I will be praying for you and Mike in this difficult time. Many hugs to you...

Leslie said...

Amanda,
I have gone missing in blogland, but you have continued to be on my heart so deeply. As I am up in the middle of the night, I kept thinking and praying for you, and went and found this post..
I am so praying for you, and wish I too could hug you up as well. Love those girlies, and what a testament you are as you praise Him in the storm.