Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
He is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in Him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified;
do not be discouraged,
for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
There is a kids worship song that we play often in our home and the car called 'Strong and Courageous' that is the words of this verse. It is one of Abbey's favorites and she sings it loud and does motions to the words. We love this girl so much and are trying to stay strong and courageous as we go through our day tomorrow.
I wanted to say thank you tonight to Amy & Steve for the beautiful picture and for continually praying for our Abbey... even in beautiful Hawaii! Thank you also Alison for the journal that you sent us soon after we got home from the hospital with amazing encouragement for us and these great verses to meditate on. Jim and I have been reading them all night.
We wanted to share some of the verses with you as they have brought us so much comfort tonight as we wait for tomorrow to be here and be over. Please keep flooding Heaven with Abbey's name and we will let you know tomorrow at some point. Thank you...