Our transition has been rough...way rough, but as I watch my daughter be changed each day, I know that God's promises are reigning as truth in her life.
She is beautiful. She is precious. She is a treasure and I am so glad that God gave me her.
Her grief is immense and achingly intense and often my emotions feel as though they are completely raw. It hurts so badly to watch your child hurt and not be able to help them.
She is unfolding, though, each day. Her smiles are so bright...I personally think they light up the whole world! Each day I see a little more of who Selah is meant to be unfolding from beneath the layers of protection she has formed over the years. I am waiting with joy and anticipation for the awesome work of God to shine brightly for all the world to see! Someday, our princess is going to live with a freedom and confidence that is reflective of her knowledge that she is chosen, cherished, and beloved by not only her family, but by the God of the Universe. She will know that she is a princess to the King!
An amazing friend of mine has put together a massive document of foundational scriptures. Here are a handful of the ones I have been focusing on when I am praying over Selah. I thought I would pass them along to all of you. I think they are perfect for our little ones we are waiting to get and for the little ones snuggled safely in their beds right now. Enjoy!
Leviticus 26:6 I will give you peace in the land and you will be able to sleep without fear.
Leviticus 26:13b I have lifted the yoke of slavery from your neck so you can walk free with your heads held high.
Psalm 30:5b Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes in the morning.
Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
Psalm 34:19 A righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all.
Psalm 145:13b,14 The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds, curing their pains and their sorrows.
Is 43:18-19 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing. Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows. He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our sins; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him. And by His wounds we are healed.
Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me because the Lord has anointed me to preach Good News to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion-to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
Isaiah 61:7 Instead of their shame, my people will receive a double portion and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land and everlasting joy will be theirs.
Joel 2:25 I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten.
Blessings and smiles,