Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Living by Faith

We trust that God is with us and will give us the strength to get through each day. But we have struggled with sensing God's presence with us, particularly over the last few days. Where are you, God, in the midst of our great sorrow?

In Psalm 6:6,7, David cries:

"I am weary with my moaning

every night I flood my bed with tears;

I drench my couch with my weeping.

My eye wastes away because of grief;

it grows weak because of all my foes."

We feel like David- weary from our grief. During these difficult days we don't FEEL God's presence. We am finding out what it means to live "by faith, not be sight." 2 Corinthians 5:7. We must continually fight the fight of faith, day-by-day, moment-by-moment to trust in God's goodness to us when our experiences and emotions tell us otherwise.

We are appreciate of your comments to us on the blog. We are encouraged by your continued prayers and support.


  1. We are praying and will continue to pray for you both (as well as for your families). For His peace and healing, and that you would be able to feel His presence so near to you. My heart aches for you guys. Love and peace to you both.

  2. I will be praying that you feel God's presence deeply today. My heart has been heavy for you since hearing of your precious son. We will continue to pray for you.

  3. I have been checking your blog often. My heart just breaks for you guys. I can't imagine the pain you are feeling. Thoughts and prayers are with you. I so hope you are able to take some time off of work and spend time together with God....and just cry. It's ok to be sad and also mad. This is such a horrible loss.

  4. This song (and post) came to mind when I read this.


    particularly this line...
    "And I pray to God where comfort has no place"

    I can't imagine that there's any comfort that you can feel tangibly right now. And, so in my helplessness, I'm praying to the Helper on your behalf.

    You are good parents. And I am so sorry for the empty crib and the sweet Micah smells that produce no Micah and the many layers of this pain that feel endless.

  5. We have a 9 month old daughter so this touches our hearts too. Everyday we have with our baby is precious and we cannot imagine the pain you feel having lost this priveledge. I hope this blog will help with the healing process. You are creating a wonderful tribute to Micah, and we hope many parents will learn more from your detailed account.