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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years you’ve seen or heard of TLC’s show “19 Kids and Counting.” This unique family of fellow believers intrigues me and I look forward to their show each week. They see their tv show as a ministry.
I watched this week as Michelle and Jim Bob went to their doctor’s appointment to find out the sex of the baby only to learn that their unborn 20th child didn’t have a heartbeat. I was blown away at what Michelle said just minutes after learning this dreadfully sad news. She said, “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
WOW, what a bold statement to say in the midst of such pain, and what a wonderful example for the rest of us. You see, much like you, I’ve been through some pretty hard situations that have rocked me to the core. To be completely honest, in the beginning of those situations I couldn’t muster those same words that Michelle did. Watching her praise the Lord through her pain encouraged me so much!
John 16:33 reminds us that this life isn’t perfect and that we will have trouble. I’m comforted by the words of I Corinthians 10:13 knowing that God will not give us more than we can bare. Dear friend, I’m not sure what you’re facing today but I want you to know that the Lord is faithful. He will help you get through the difficult situation you’re walking through. Lean on Him and He will lift you up!