~In the middle of all of this, a precious friend of Steve's father, and our "adopted mom", sent us the following scripture and quotes. Ida is now in the last days of cancer. She's going Home soon, too. Grief has come knocking once again.
“…The eternal God is your refuge and dwelling place,
and underneath are the everlasting arms;….”
“God, the eternal God, is our support at all times,
especially when we are sinking into deep trouble.
There are seasons when we sink quite low....
Dear child of God,
even when you are at your lowest,
underneath are the everlasting arms.”
“However low the people of God
are at any time brought,
everlasting arms are underneath them
to keep the spirit
from fainting and the faith from failing,
even when they are pressed above measure....
everlasting arms with which believers
have been wonderfully sustained and
kept cheerful in the worst of times.
Divine grace is sufficient.”
Isaiah 26:3 "You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You."
Isaiah 42:3 "A bruised reed He will not break and smoking flax He will not quench."