Trusting Him More

 For we walk by faith, not by sight. – 2 Corinthians 5:7


Chase and Sadie stood at the white altar on her parents’ driveway and exchanged wedding vows on April 29, 2020. It was the same spot where the two 18-year-olds shared their first kiss six months earlier.

They had originally planned to marry after college. Sadie was going to college to continue her elite diving career. Chase, once a nationally-ranked swimmer, would be by her side in the water. But last March, the tumors that had attacked Chase’s body since he was 12, came back with a vengeance over his body and in his brain. The prognosis for his six-year battle with Ewing’s sarcoma was the same. Chase had three to five months to live.

The wedding was planned in four days. Through tears and laughs, the couple vowed to spend every moment they have left together and to trust in God more than ever. Now every morning and evening, they hold hands and pray.

“Every day, we pray for a miracle together because we trust in God,” said Sadie.

Chase believes that their purpose in life is “to share our love story and show people how much is possible through God.”

The Apostle Paul struggled with the frustration of remaining in his weak, earthly body. Yet because he understood his future was with the Lord for eternity, Paul was confident in the present. Despite his circumstances, he knew that ultimate victory was already certain. So as a follower of Jesus Christ, you can have the same confidence. Trust in the Lord always knowing that He has the best for you. Pray also that America’s leaders would surrender their hearts and plans to Him.

Today’s Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:7

for we walk by faith, not by sight.

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Recommended for further reading: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.

All Scripture quotations and audio are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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