One of my wonderful friends here in Paris, Caroline, called me over the weekend to check in on Ryder. I was telling her all my fears and anxiety over what the next few months would look like and how Ryder would do after surgery. She kept telling me to take it one day at a time, which was exactly what I needed to hear.
But more importantly, she told me she would pray for my mind to be at peace. She told me about a verse in Isaiah and that she’d pray that verse over me during this week.
“The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.” – Isaiah 26:3
So that night I got my Bible out and search for verses with the word peace. I realized that peace is exactly what I needed and that God is the only person who could provide peace for me and for Andy.
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”- John 14:77
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”- John 16:33
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:6-8
“Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all!” -2 Thessalonians 3:16
And here we are the day before surgery and I am completely overwhelmed with the peace that I feel. I am only human, so of course I am still nervous and a little scared.
But mostly I am peaceful. I am peaceful because I am praying peace for myself. I am peaceful because others are praying for me and more importantly sweet little Ryder.
Thank you for praying for us. Tomorrow will be tough, but I am so thankful for all of your prayers. You have no idea how much we are feeling them right now.