I found out that one of my best friends whom I've known for 15 years is learning that his newborn baby (born literally yesterday) has complications and is currently in the NICU. After I found out, I asked my two older Faithful Boys to help me pray for Baby Faithful. As soon as I asked that, with no hesitation, both of them ran to this corner, knelt down and began to pray for him. I was amazed and proud! I started to cry *I am a big emotional lady, I cry at everything - just sayin'* Oldest Faithful Boy wrapped his arms around me, placed his head on my shoulder and said, "He'll be ok Mom, don't worry." My not even 5 year old said this to me! I cried more because I knew that was the Holy Spirit!
God certainly works through children, and I am humbled and honored that my children are babes of Christ! I like to think that as I get older, the more I realize how dumb I really am. How ignorant to the splendor that is Jesus Christ!! He places everyone and everything in exactly the precise spot at just the right time!
Those who trust in Him will understand truth, and the faithful will
abide with Him in love, because grace and mercy are upon His
elect, and He watches over His holy ones. ~ Wisdom 3:9
I have learned so much in just this past year about my own Catholic faith. I am proud to say that! I look back on what I've done in the past and shake my head in shame, but then soon realize that I am forgiven by God Himself!
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, to forgive us
our sins, and to cleanse us from all iniquity. ~ 1 John 1:9
I am praying for Baby Faithful to be ok. I am praying for my good friend, his wife, and their other children to stay strong in their faith to know that God will get them through this trial. God knows exactly what to do. If we allow Him to be in control, we will be protected. Sometimes it doesn't feel like God is on our side; sometimes bad things happen to us. But there is always a reason.
Consider it joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. ~ James 1:2-8
Remain faithful. Trust in the Lord, even during the most difficult of times. Those times are when Jesus hugs us the tightest if we let Him. Xoxo.