Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
This is a long journey of faith that we are on together. We are told to be faithful in prayer. Lydia's recovery will be filled with many quiet spaces of waiting, with minutely small steps forward, and possibly some backwards steps too.
I should clarify from our blog update yesterday that each of the "gifts " of community we received, were a result of specific "asks" we made. The majority of the work to be done, is in prayer. Your prayers are effective. We know this personally by the "peace that passes understanding" that we are experiencing. Our family is upheld in prayer. We are carried through this storm. (Isaiah 43:2)
Let us not forget dear friends that with the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. (2 Peter 3:8,9). Our God is above time. No matter how long a time interval is from our time-bound perspective, it's like a twinkling of an eye from God's eternal perspective. So we wait on the Lord for his timing.
To those who are faithfully praying - thank you. I urge you to keep on. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Yes! Pray for our families, for Lydia, for her bus driver, the truck driver, and her friends. Pray for healing for all.