Saturday, December 17, 2016

11 Years Resting in Jesus

Today marks 11 years since Micah died and went to be with the Lord. He awoke in the presence of the Lord. Some of the scriptures I prayed for Micah when he was sick were:

Ps 3:5
I lay down and slept;
I awake, for the LORD sustained me.
Ps 4:8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep, For You alone, O LORD,
make me dwell in safety.
Ps. 5:3
My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD;
In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.

Each night when Micah went to sleep he and I were more conscious of the fact that it is the LORD who gives him sleep and peace. It is the LORD who woke him and sustained him. It was only because of Jesus that when Micah was dying of cancer that he could have peace at night knowing that the Lord heard his cry and the LORD was his peace and only in Him alone could Micah dwell in safety. So Micah trusted in the Lord and directed his prayers to the Lord . He looked up to Jesus, the author and finisher of his faith, at night, knowing he might go to dwell in the presence of the Lord and rest in Him. He awoke looking to Jesus and the Lord put gladness in his heart.

Then 11 years ago today Micah awoke in the presence of the LORD, seeing Jesus face to face.
Lord, I pray that you would help me not to forget how You sustained Micah each day and drew him closer to you each day, gave him peace and help in such a glorious way to trust You and find joy in You because You put joy and gladness in his heart. Thank you Lord! Help me not to forget how you helped Micah through each trial and you helped Mark and I and our children. Help us not to forget and to continue to look up to You and direct our prayers to You knowing that You will continue to sustain us as we grieve and continue to miss Micah each and every year. Daily we are fully reliant upon you for everything.

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