A few days later, we bought airline tickets for Haiti and in faith, purchased a return ticket for not only Roseline, but Claudine as well. We still had heard nothing at all about the status of the birth certificate issue for Claudine and I was frustrated with myself that in my weakness of faith, I once again had a knot of worry in the pit of my stomach.
I turned to God in repentance, which quickly flowed into thanksgiving and praise. My journal for December 6, 2005 contained the following prayer:
“I give thanks to you O Lord, because your love and mercy endure forever. I praise you because you never change. You remain today, in my life, the same God who spoke the world into being and sustains it by your will. You remain in this moment the same God who spoke to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. You are today the God who preserved your people through the tragedy of Joseph’s journey into slavery. You then showed the world you are God by delivering your people out of Egypt by your mighty hand.
In this hour, you are the same God who will one day judge the Earth and make her new.
The same arms that hold me when I am afraid, are the arms that stretched in death on the cross and then seized the keys of sin, Hell, and death when you rose again.
My God, I am weak but you are strong. Deliver me and glorify yourself in me today.
“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast…” Hebrews 6:19
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