A lot of you know that when my (Paige) son was born he was in the NICU for 13 days. He was born with holes in his lungs and he had to be on oxygen and other gasses for the holes to heal. Right after he was born they rushed him out of the room and we weren’t allowed to hold him for the first four days of his life because the stimulation of being held could cause even more holes. He is now a happy and healthy one year old, praise Jesus, but that season was the hardest I had ever walked through. I begged God, please please heal him, please let him get to come home soon, please let him get better. My answer did not immediately come, it took time for him to heal and I had to be patient and trust God.
The question for today is a hard one, it might be one that only God knows but lets talk about it anyway : Why might God work quickly in some situations and slowly in others?
I believe that God wanted to teach me a little patience by allowing me to walk through this season. I also believe that God wanted to teach me how to truly trust Him. There is no feeling like leaving a hospital without your baby, knowing that there is nothing you can do except to pray. When you are at your lowest point, all you can do is look up! No matter what you are going through, you can always trust that God has a plan and God is in control. Even when it’s hard, even when we don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel, keep praying, keep reading His word, and keep trusting in God! He loves you so so much!!
Psalm 27:13-14
I remain confident of this, I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

Yall have a wonderful weekend and we will meet you back here on Monday for WEEK 2!!!



  1. Paige, I remember praying for you guys and sweet baby Jay. I’m SO thankful The Lord healed those little lungs. Solomon had to be in the NICU for 4 days and that was extremely tough on us. I can’t imagine how 13 days must have felt. That’s an eternity for mama’s broken heart.

    Going back to what the devotion mentioned about waiting and God’s timing… My husband and I have been in the ministry ever since before we even got married and we have gotten extremely hurt. (There are a lot of people who claim to be Christians, but unfortunately their actions do not say otherwise.) Anyhow, there was a couple at our church spreading rumors and gossip about us and they got the majority of the church against us and we ended up leaving that church heartbroken. All those things they were telling people were pure lies, but I knew we needed to just keep our mouths shut and turn the other cheek. I began praying that those people see the real Brian and Kayla. It took about a year and a half, but the couple that started all those rumors (the music minister and his wife) had not only hurt us, but they hurt about 6 other families in the church as well and nearly caused the entire church to split. Anyhow, they ended up being asked to leave and people finally saw their real colors. All those people who were ugly to us came and apologized for how they had treated us. We are now back at our church and are so thankful God took care of that entire situation. It was so worth it even if it did take over a year.

    God is so gracious and merciful and one thing I always have to remind myself is that HIS timing is PERFECT.


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