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Laura,

Would you let me take this doubt from your mind? This is why praise is so important. When you declare my goodness, when you declare my faithfulness, when you declare my love, it dispels doubt and fear.

These years of pain, tears, and intercession are much like the labor pains of a woman. Though the pain and tears last for the night, my joy comes in the morning. The pain is worth it. New life will be born. The person you are praying for will come home to me.

I thank you, Lord, for every victory that was won through my prayers tonight. Thank you, Lord, for freedom.

Laura, don’t forget that I understand your weaknesses and I am not angry with you when you mess up. I love you. All that I ask is that you come to me and ask for forgiveness when you mess up. Seek me and you will find me true. Don’t cower in your sin and disgrace. Come to me so I can remove it. I have felt your pain. I have carried your weights. I am with you every minute of every day. It is up to you, though, to lean on me for strength and to give me those burdens that are too heavy to bear. Trust me Laura. I love you! I LOVE YOU! I love you!

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