Lorraine and Family,
I am praying for your family and for the Father to continue preserving the life of your daughter, Chrissie. Hold fast to His promises for you and cling to Him, for He alone is able.
Below are some verses the Lord gave me for you this morning....they were also the verses the Lord strengthened me with after being obedient to God's call to move to Indonesia, and things didn't go the way I expected and were MUCH harder than I ever dreamed possible.
..."Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
Cush and Seba in your stead.
Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give men in exchange for you
and people in exchange for your life.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east,
and gather you from the west.
I will say to the north, 'Give them up!'
and to the south, 'Do not hold them back.'
Bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the ends of the earth -
everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."....
"You are my witnesses," declares the Lord,
"and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am he.
Before me no god was formed,
nor will there be one after me.
I, even I, am the Lord,
and apart from me there is no savior.
I have revealed and saved and proclaimed-
I, and not some foreign god among you.
You are my witnesses," declares the Lord, "that I am God."
Yes, and from ancient days I am he.
No one can deliver out of my hand.
When I act, who can reverse it?"....
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am makng a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me,
the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the desert
and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
the people I formed for myself
that they may proclaim my praise."
He is able, and He is the one who called you to do exactly what you have done, for his glory. Cling to Him who is able to make streams in the desert and raise people from the dead.
Your sister in Christ halfway around the world,