"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil." Proverbs 3:5-7
Ian sang this verse on one of the Hide the Word cds, and I was listening to it a couple days ago. The verse, the tune and Ian's voice have stayed with me since then. Ian, through God's Word sung, was instructing me about his situation. I can't lean on my own understanding, trying to figure out why this happened or trying to figure out how to get him back. If I did that I might be tempted to lose hope. But, God is faithful, and my responsibility is to trust in Him with all my heart. So, we take the next step - whatever that is - trusting that the Lord is leading us and doing what's right for his own glory and for Ian's good.
Ian left me speechless today. I had heard from others (and probably even reported) that Ian would shake his head to tell us 'no', but I had never seen him do it. I asked him tonight if he wanted a pillow behind his head, and he very clearly shook his head 'no'. It was so obvious and so took me by surprise I think I moved away from him suddenly for just a moment.
Thank you for your faithful prayers. Pray that he would talk to us with his voice.