8.23.2010

Sweet Peace.

I have a dear friend who was pregnant in 2009 with a sweet baby boy. Her son went to heaven when she was 39 weeks pregnant, a week before her due date. It was heartbreaking. The Lord drew near to her and her family, like he promises (Psalm 34:18) and her friends have been able to see God's amazing love healing her heart.

She is pregnant again. One would think that fear would paralyze her. There was nothing that she could've done differently with her first son...it was beyond her control. So, one would expect her to walk in constant worry. However, we have seen her live out this verse and seen God's promise to be true...

"The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcend all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
-Phil 4:5b-7

Thank you, Bethany, for letting us see God's peace guard your heart and mind as you meet with Him and give over your concerns and fears. It is beautiful to watch you walk through this season with joy and thanksgiving.

6 comments:

Sarah Lynne said...

So true. What a beautiful beautiful friend we have in our dear friend Bethany!

Jeff and Lauren said...

AMEN to that! She is such an encouragement in the Lord.

C and G said...

Wow. What a beautiful testament to God's faithfulness and a glimpse into a beautiful heart of someone going through a tough trial.

Lindsey said...

Amen!! We love you Bethany. You are truly a testament of GODs love!

Bethany said...

I know the Lord's grace has been with me daily but I also know I wouldn't be where I am today if I didn't have you and our other girlfriends here in Erie. YOU all are a blessing to me and I don't know what I would have done without you. I LOVE YOU!

BillChristieLee said...

Such sweet words Camille. Love you Bethany and Josh. Our prayers are ALWAYS with you!