Sunday, January 4, 2009

Was Someone trying to tell me something...??

So, as you know, we didn't have a whole lot of notice for this deployment. About 2 weeks. But as we were waiting for the "official" word, Joshua and I were praying for peace, and I was really grappling and wrestling with the Lord. While we both felt like this really was where God leading Joshua for this time (His purposes are always better than ours...we can't wait to see what He's actually going to do in and through us during this time), it was hard. I couldn't seem to find that place where the peace of God could really reign in me fully...because I couldn't separate my human emotions from the situation. I think God caught on. :-)

Each day, I get a "Verse of the Day" from a radio station that Joshua and I love, Here are the verses that led up to the day we found out he was going for sure...and then a few days afterward.

22 December Verse of the Day:
The Lord is like a father to His children, tender and compassionate to those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13 NLT

21 December Verse of the Day:
The Lord is good to those who depend on Him, to those who search for Him.
Lamentations 3:25 NLT

20 December Verse of the Day:
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.
Proverbs 13:12 NLT

19 December Verse of the Day:
So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord!
Psalm 31:24 NLT

18 December Verse of the Day:
Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone.
Psalm 33:22 NLT

17 December Verse of the Day:
And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.
Psalm 39:7 NLT

16 December Verse of the Day:
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13 NLT

15 December Verse of the Day:
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise.

It never ceases to amaze me the things that God uses to speak to us....emails, songs, text messages at just the right moment...not to mention prayers from friends, quiet moments alone with Him, and His word. My heart is crying out for more of Him...these are hard days. Tomorrow he leaves. But we are clinging to the hope we have in God and knowing that we will indeed be "strong and courageous" for Him. I pray that whatever season you are walking through right now...whether it is a season of great joy, great sorrow, great loneliness or great anticipation...know that God's promises are for ALL of us. Look for the incredible ways that He wants to speak to your heart today...its gonna be good.



  1. Meg & Josh - You will ALL be in our prayers. Thank you JOSH for the service you are doing for our country and for our Lord. Meg, thank you for being the support on the home front. The strength I hear in your post is inspiring. Your heart for the Lord is contagious. We will be praying that God grants you peace, protection, wisdom, and comfort. I am honored and humbled to be able to pray with you as you take this journey.

    ~Sarah Lange

  2. Meg- GREAT post! Thanks for keeping us up to date on everything. I know I have said this before I couldn't imagine going through this, but you are right about whatever the season He is walking through along your side. Josh planning on reading this? If so,'s heartbeat this morning was 162; that's a sign it's a girl...I still say a boy!

  3. Hey there! Yes, we are going to Dr. P; thanks for referring him!!! We will find out the sex probably around the first or second week in march...the first ultrasound it was a little ball with a heartbeat; i think the next one will be amazing!!!!

  4. Wow---I LOVE you guys! Your hearts for each other and Jesus are so pure and clear! You are in my heart and prayers. Love you much!!!