So many of you are dealing with many things within your marriage, and yet you choose to hold on to God’s word no matter what your circumstances look like.

We, too, are holding on to God’s promises for the things we are dealing with, including our daughter.

As most of you know, our daughter, Samantha, has been having seizures for more than 20 years now.

Recently, we opted for her to have surgery to receive the VNS Therapy (Vagas Nerve Stimulator). This device stimulates the vagas nerve to stop the seizures.

She woke up yesterday morning with a hard seizure that had broken through the device and all of my prayers and the prayers of others.

Though I caught her in time before she did any further damage to her face, I was left with the question, “Did we put her through all of this just to find the device doesn’t work?”

A flood of emotions ran through me.

I got frustrated with God and mad at the seizures once again. Then I heard a voice, the voice I know, the voice that brings comfort every time I hear it.

“You must believe when everything looks as though it’s failing.”

I checked out a blog by David Wilkerson last night and found this post. I pray God speaks to you as He has me. Gods timing is always perfect, not just for me but for each of you who are holding on when all the means fail.

“To believe when all means fail is exceedingly pleasing to God and is most acceptable. Jesus said to Thomas, “You have believed because you have seen, but blessed are those that do believe and have not seen” (John 20:29).

Blessed are those who believe when there is no evidence of an answer to prayer—who trust beyond hope when all means have failed.

Someone has come to the place of hopelessness—the end of hope—the end of all means. A loved one is facing death and doctors give no hope. Death seems inevitable. Hope is gone. The miracle prayed for is not happening.

That is when Satan’s hordes come to attack your mind with fear, anger, overwhelming questions: “Where is your God now? You prayed until you had no tears left. You fasted. You stood on promises. You trusted.”

Blasphemous thoughts will be injected into your mind: “Prayer failed. Faith failed. Don’t quit on God—just do not trust him anymore. It doesn’t pay!”

Even questioning God’s existence will be injected into your mind. These have been the devices of Satan for centuries. Some of the godliest men and women who ever lived were under such demonic attacks.

To those going through the valley and shadow of death, hear this word: Weeping will last through some dark, awful nights—and in that darkness you will soon hear the Father whisper, “I am with you. I cannot tell you why right now, but one day it will all make sense. You will see it was all part of my plan. It was no accident. It was no failure on your part. Hold fast. Let me embrace you in your hour of pain.”

Beloved, God has never failed to act but in goodness and love. When all means fail—his love prevails. Hold fast to your faith. Stand fast in his Word. There is no other hope in this world.”

David Wilkerson has been speaking into my life for many years now through his devotions, newsletters and many other areas. My heart was so saddened to find out last night that Pastor Wilkerson was killed in a car accident. His wife is in critical condition in TX. Please pray for her full recovery and heart as she is dealing with this great loss. I struggled with going forward with this post but was reminded that Pastor Wilkerson is in Heaven with our Daddy and God’s design is that His word will continue to go forth!

Praying for your marriage, Cherie