The Way of the Lord

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways.” Isaiah 55:8-9

I remember the first time God allowed me to hold a baby He had used me to rescue from abortion. I know that many of you can sympathize with the joy I felt at that special moment. To be able to hold this baby was incredible, but to hug his mother thrilled my heart.

We had worked with “Jennifer” by phone for two weeks. She was pregnant with another man’s child and felt her husband would leave her if he knew this truth. Her words at the time were, “Either my child will die on Good Friday, or he will be born near Christmas.” Good Friday dawned, and my heart was heavy. I felt we had lost this dear child and that Jennifer, whom I’d grown to love, would be severely wounded.

The next day I was depressed until I got a call from Jennifer’s husband, “Bruce,” telling me the amazing story of the previous afternoon. He knew the truth about her pregnancy and, in spite of not being the father, was standing by her. His words were, “I love my wife and this is my child.” My heart soared, and I was amazed at God’s control over the situation, despite my assuming the worst.

I later asked God’s forgiveness for doubting Him. He gently revealed that He knows the future of every child when they are conceived – even as He did with my own aborted son. Romans 8:28 was so true for my life because, after healing my wounded heart, He has used this experience to prepare me to assist your efforts through this ministry. His ways are higher than our ways and we should trust Him in every circumstance. Take comfort in His ways!