Apr 25, 2007

The future or things that are now
No power below or above
Can make You Your purpose forego
Or sever my soul from Your love
Today was one of those days where I wanted to tell God that the plan that I had for my future was better than what we're experiencing now. We sang the song above, Debtor to Mercy Alone, at our church's college group and these few verses were what I needed to be reminded of. Nothing can make God's purpose forego, even comas, and there is a great purpose in this trial. And nothing, even my sinful thoughts, can separate our souls from His love.
My sins of pride and disbelief today are worthy of sending me to hell. Just those few uncontrolled thoughts. But because Jesus died on the cross for my sins, these sinful thoughts are forgiven. God provides lavish grace to believe true things about Him.
The sidewalk was completed today. Please pray that the paving company would begin the driveway soon so that Ian can come home on Monday. If all goes as planned, only five days until Ian's seven months in a hospital are over. But as we've learned several times through this, the heart of man plans his ways but the Lord establishes his steps (Prov. 16:9)
~Trusting God~


Anonymous said...

Dear Larissa,
I was just reading Romans 8:38-39 this morning before I read this blog. God is so good to constantly remind us that nothing can separate us from His love in Christ. He reminds us through His Word, songs, other people...He is Love. It is the very essence of who He is and His thoughts are always on you. "The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing." Zephaniah 3:17 Praying for you, Ian and all the Murphys,
Love Chris P.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, so much, Larissa, for taking all the time that you do, to keep us updated and to tell us what the Lord is telling you and how He's giving you grace and comfort for the moment. It helps so much....all of it.

I'm so happy that He brought you into Ian's life exactly when He did. I'm so happy you're in his life now and in the Murphy's lives and in ours. We are all so much the better for it.


Anonymous said...

Here is an addition to what Kristi wrote:


Still praying!

Mary Ann K.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your heart Larissa. You will never know how it encourages my heart. GLA

Anonymous said...


Thank for sharing this message and for writing about your faith. You do not know how encouraging to see that your faith in God is so strong that you keep going on despite all the challenging moments. Still praying.