Dec 4, 2007
Let the righteous one rejoice in the LORD
and take refuge in him!
Let all the upright in heart exult!
Ian is my hero. He is persevering through a trial that none of us can understand or imagine. The Holy Spirit is at work in him, and it is evident in the fact that Ian continues to fight to come back to us. He has not given up. He has not resigned himself to weariness or defeat. I don't know what's going on in his heart, but I do see him every day working hard at therapy, working hard to do all of the things that we ask him to do.
That God can minister to him now is a daily reminder of how infinite God is. He is not limited by anything. God is still at work in Ian, making him more like Christ. Inside there somewhere, Ian is still the same man of God that he was last November- but an even better version.
God is also using Ian as an example of how much all of us are at God's mercy, but also at His protection. Ian has no say in his daily routine, he can't get up and leave a situation he isn't enjoying, he doesn't have control over anything that he does. He has no defense. Yet God is his defender and his refuge. We are all this much at God's mercy and this much in need of His refuge- it's just more obvious with Ian. I'm trying to talk this to myself because everything in me desperately wants to see Ian taking care of himself and back in control of his own life....
I'm clinging to the promises that God is Ian's refuge
Thank you for praying
"I shall not fear any harm
With your powerful arms around me"