Monday, January 30, 2012


lives, hearts, homes, relationships, this world.

It is so hard for me to write this post. Last week was rough. Things have not been well with our Native American exchange student for some time. Levi is no longer with us.

Our hearts are hurting. He is filled with regret. Life is so complicated. Commitment is a challenge. Trust is hard to earn and easy to lose. Peace is not always present. Battles have to be fought and victories are not always won.

We pray that Levi can return to our home. His future is unknown...unknown to us, but not unknown to our Lord.

God knows the plans He has for His child, Levi. I used to tell Levi that his theme verse was Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

We are praying that he will believe and remember the Truth that he heard while he was with us, and that he will battle every day to make a better life for himself.

I am choosing to think on these truths:
  • with Jesus, we can have peace in all circumstances
  • God pursues individuals...He knows where and how to make Himself known to Levi
  • because of my belief in the power of the Holy Spirit, I can expect the unexpected
  • God overcomes opposition through the prayers of His people
  • God orchestrates opportunity through prayer
  • Even though I feel that time is running out, God has more than enough time to accomplish His plan
Please pray earnestly with us.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post, Angie. We are praying for God's hand of protection on Levi, that his eyes and heart will be opened up to the saving grace of Jesus and that his life will forever be changed to impact many for the name of Christ.