WHY SHOULD I BE JOYFUL WHEN I’M SUFFERING?

May 15, 2017
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Good morning friends and family,

So, the long-story short is that recently after my husband’s quarterly doctor’s appointment it was recommended that he should be hospitalized to help improve his lung capacity score. He has Cystic Fibrosis so this happens every few years.

In order to facilitate a hospitalization, our family has to relocate to Minnesota for the duration of his stay which usually lasts about a month. For various complicated and uncomplicated reasons, these hospitalizations never feel fun. They are expensive, exhausting, and emotionally draining.

We are about 2.5 weeks through this current hospitalization and morale is low — especially the last few days after we found out that his scores were not improving but were actually in fact going down. At this point, I honestly just want to eat thick crust pizza filled with gluten and sleep, and all my children want to do is whine and cling to me while simultaneously begging me to buy them every shiny thing they see.


THIS CLIPPING OF FAMILIARITY ALLOWS US TO SEE [GOD’S] CHARACTER CLEARLY WITHOUT DISTRACTION. THIS GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRUST HIM AND RECEIVE PEACE DIRECTLY FROM HIM.


Being joyful is easy… when we’re faced with joyful circumstances. But what if our circumstances aren’t joyful… then what?

Find out by clicking the video below.

Thank you for your continued prayers for Nathan and our family.

 
 
God bless,

P.S. I would love to hear back from you. If you have any comments from this week’s email or prayer requests you would like to share with us, our email is: hello@nathanlaceysteel.com. I look forward to hearing from you.


 
 


OUR PRAYER & PRAISE REPORT

NATHAN’S HOSPITALIZATION
Please pray that God would supernaturally intervene with Nathan’s health. As of last Thursday’s lung function tests, his lungs are at 42%. We are continuing to trust God for miracles and provision.

CURRENT PROJECTS
Below are the following projects that we currently need finances for. We will update the amount as funds come in.

  • “Peru”
    Trip Cost: $5000 // Received: $1800 // Needed: $3200

    May 26-June 3 – Lacey and I are teaching at a Marriage Conference in Iquitos, Peru.

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BIBLE READING


+ DAY 135: MONDAY, MAY 15

+ DAY 136: TUESDAY, MAY 16

+ DAY 137: WEDNESDAY, MAY 17

+ DAY 138: THURSDAY, MAY 18

+ DAY 139: FRIDAY, MAY 19

+ DAY 140: SATURDAY, MAY 20

+ DAY 141: SUNDAY, MAY 21

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