I’ve been praying for you, knowing you are going through a hard place of life, asking God to release an army of angels to surround you, to give protection and strength, and for you to receive wisdom as you make your way through. I know it’s hard to see the possibility of making it through when the way seems too hard and long. But. You will.
My parents made it clear that with God we will get through. It used to irritate me. I felt like they didn’t understand the reality of how hard life could be. I may have accused them of not understanding. But. Now. I see. I’m sure my brothers, Kevin and Kelly, and my sister, Shelley, agree they’ve made their point by the way they’ve lived each day of their life.
And. Now. I am sharing it with you. It actually comes from words written in Isaiah that have been shared from generation to generation. I pray you will receive these words with hope:
When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you. (Isaiah 43:2, NLT).
Even in the hardest of times, the promise that you will get through it without drowning or being burned is true. God will give you the wisdom and strength to navigate through the deep waters, the rivers of difficulty, and the fire of oppression.
While it’s extremely hard to shift thoughts away from all that’s hard, it makes a difference to think on Isaiah’s words, even if it’s only for a moment. I pray you will let these words soak into your mind and spirit.
You will get through.
I’ve watched. I’ve experienced it. I know it.
From generation to generation we’ve experienced it. So. I continue to pray for you as you go through. And. I pray that one day you will have the opportunity to pass these words on to the next generation.
This is The Life–Kerrie
My mom with the four original Carlisle kids–Kerrie, Kevin, Kelly, and Shelley:
The four generations of our family–December 25, 2014:
My dad and I before walking down the aisle on September 11, 1978:
Sharing our anniversaries together, September 11, 2014:
Would you consider praying big for The Red Door Community Church and asking others to pray big. We launch on 9.13.15 and would love you to set your phone/alarm at 9:13 AM & PM as a reminder to pray specifically
for God’s favor,
for a place,
for people to boldly join us in this adventure,
for The Red Door Community Church to make a difference in the community, giving thanks.
We will be sending The Red Door Prayer and Information Publication. We are praying for many individuals to stand with us.