There are a lot of ideas out there about faith, but so many of the ideas aren't helpful. So many ideas only obscure my view of God. The eyes of my faith can't focus on the object of my immediate desire which in this case would be for Ian to be healed. No amount of verbal or mental claims for his healing will actually bring Ian back. I also can't focus on how much faith I have for that desired outcome, carefully adjusting my wording or my thought life to get the right formula. If Ian's return is dependent on how much "faith" I can muster (I have to be honest), we'll never see his return. My focus must remain on the only One who is almighty, who can do whatever he desires, yet who is kind and merciful and all-wise.~~~~~
Lord, help me to keep my eyes fixed on you. Let me rest in your wise care and strong arms. Life is hard, but our days are in your hands. One day this will all be over, and we'll eat and have fellowship with you for eternity. The meal is ready. I can't wait.
Ian is struggling, it seems. I'm not sure why. Please pray for encouragement and motivation. Thank you for standing with us.