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A couple of months ago, all I heard was sad stories. In addition to my own trials, I heard story after story of difficult stuff going on in people’s lives. But all of us have been clinging to the cross and trusting in God through these times. We have been supporting each other and living out the gospel while going through the fire. I can say today, that I’m seeing lots of smiles. In fact, I have been smiling a lot lately and people have been noticing. I love where I am in my faith. I have been living in God’s presence throughout my days and I’m seeing lots of blessings as a result of it. I’m hearing all sorts of God stories. Kate McRae’s story and her family’s faith has always been an encouragement to me. My friend Michael lost his job and was in a car accident in the same week a few months back. Someone gave him a car and he just got a job this week. And through it, his faith grew so much. God works all things for his purposes and there are blessings for trusting in him.

I think the biggest thing that people do is give into fear. They run away or try to control their circumstances. It never works out when you do things your way and not God’s way. I have seen this time and time again in my own life. There will always be difficult times and Jesus promises to walk us through them. True faith and blessings comes from those who trust him no matter how hard life’s trials are. Love this quote I saw today:

“It is the most natural thing in the world to be scared, and the clearest evidence that God’s grace is at work in our hearts is when we do not get into panics….The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God you fear everything else.”

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I love the heart of Aaron McRae. In a series at Cornerstone called “You Asked for it”, Aaron talks about if God knows all our choices that we make or if He gives us free will. This man of faith preaches from the pain of not knowing God’s will of the life of his daughter Kate. It was very moving and has inspired me to continue to be relentless in my own walk with Christ.

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Pray for Kate

I really learned a lot about faith while I was in India. I also learned about the power of prayer. I know there have been times I’ve told people I would pray for them and didn’t. Or there have been times I’ve prayed for something and once it looked as though God wasn’t going to provide, I stopped praying. The McRae family has shown me so much about trusting God in the most difficult of circumstances. Their faith in God has really been instrumental in my own faith and has shown me that I need to trust and rely on God more during trials. Their daughter Kate has been battling this cancerous brain tumor since mid 2009. She has gone through various treatments and surgeries and her story has captured the hearts of not only the Chandler community, but across the nation. Through social media and blog sites, thousands have been on their knees praying for this precious little girl. It has been truly amazing to see so many people come together to ask the Lord Almighty to heal her. God has certainly been glorified through Kate McRae. Even though this week we were hit with more devastating news, we can’t relent in our prayers. The Bible says in Thessalonians to pray without ceasing. He is God of healing and we cannot stop praying for anything short of a miracle for Kate McRae. Please take time and pray for Kate.

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

PRAY FOR KATE

But now, this is what the LORD says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.

Isaiah 43:1-2 (NIV)

On February 12, several people gathered at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship to pray for Kate and others for healing.

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