Sunday, November 14, 2010

In His Hands

My morning prayer time was different today. I have been praying on my knees for a sweet baby boy. I know some of you have been too. Born too soon and with a serious heart defect, this little one has been fighting with the valor and strength of a warrior. On Friday the battle was over…and I believe in my heart that it ended in victory.


There have been times in my life when I cried out for answers and cursed what I believed to be injustice. I needed to know why. I needed to know the plan. I like things neat and tidy. But as I grow in faith, I am coming to realize that there are answers I am not meant to have right now…plans bigger and more glorious than the ones I can make or dare to dream. I am just looking through a tiny crack. So today I prayed for his parents—his father who played in my back yard, his mother whose bridesmaid luncheon I gave, his sister who can’t comprehend the tears…I had questions once again. And then I remembered that I already had the answer. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”-II Corinthians 12:9. Thank you for your prayers; I hope you will continue to remember his family in your prayers.


  1. Prayers for his family. You are right, sometime we don't understand why things happen as they do. The death of a child is beyond understanding. Living through the days to come will be painful, but perhaps revealing of God's plan. When called upon, HE will give strength.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  2. I too am praying for his family. I can't imagine losing a child.

  3. ((((hugs)))) and payers to this precious baby boy's parents and family. My Heart goes out to all of them. :(

  4. Praying for peace for those parents -- we have a couple at church who had two grandchildren die shortly after birth within 2 months -- it just breaks your heart, but their faith has been such a remarkable witness.

  5. Dear Susan,

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and may they know of comfort at this difficult time.
    So very sad.


  6. This made me so sad, Susan, especially since I lost a baby myself but it is a comfort knowing we have a personal angel in heaven watching over us. My kids pray to him all the time especially when they have problems. We cannot always understand it but I know God has a reason for everything. My thoughts and prayers go to the family....Christine

  7. Ah, yes, but they must go through the human stages of grief first, before they can be at peace. There is no greater pain than the loss of a child. My prayers for them.

  8. Susan, Beautiful scripture, beautiful and touching story. I prayed for this young family. That little boy is breathing in celestial air!
    What a lovely reminder that God is good always and He is in control, even when we don't understand. And He is more than sufficient! Praise Him!!!
    God bless you!

  9. How very tragic. I've been here, with my brother and my sister. As difficult and even horrible as it is, sometimes it is a blessing. They're healed, whole, and in HIS presence. Keeping them in prayer....

  10. Sue, I was not aware that you were praying for this little life. I hope you & his parents can find Peace in knowing he is closely held in His arms now.


  11. When my cousin died I drove to my aunt's house. I told her I didn't know how she felt, I don't know why God allowed it, and I don't have the words to fix it. But I would sit with her, cry with her, and hold her for as long as she wanted. I think sometimes God sends His hugs through us in a physical form. That's why fellowship is so important. I will ask that Jesus will take them by hand and walk them through this difficult time.

    I'm so sorry,