Psalm 121:1 “I lift my eyes up to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Yesterday morning we woke up super early to take Elaine to the hospital. Today I thought I’d share a post that she wrote on Instagram. “Touched by all the messages from friends checking in on me after I mentioned on stories I was going for a procedure so I thought I’d put up a post to say I’m fine! It’s been a really stressful time (each set of Covid restrictions places a huge toll and long-term impact on my business @trehausco , plus we fall through the gaps for needed relief measures and this last 2HA was just a little too much too soon). Probably triggered by the stress and a few skipped meals, I had a severe bout of gastritis so I went for a scope to make sure I don’t have a stomach ulcer. I know I’m not alone in feeling the pressure of this Covid crisis, and anyone out there feeling this - you are not alone too. At the same time I’m aware of how incredibly blessed I am in so many ways, and that I have my faith to carry me through any tough times. Paradoxically, the hard bits have only strengthened my faith in God, and gotten me to a deeper understanding of who God is and what faith means and what His presence and provision looks like. I should have learnt by now to lean more on Him, but I still forget and try and do things by my own strength, hence stress —> gastritis. I’m a work in progress! Anyway I’m ok! Thank you for your love.” I’m really proud of Elaine for being vulnerable enough to share publicly. I’m also really proud of her for seeing the greater design of what God is doing through the tough times. Last night we had a great conversation about some specific techniques that He might be teaching us, and she started to put them to work right away. I’m so blessed to be married to this woman! Lord, thank you that we can come to you. Our help does not come from the mountain… from the heights of this world. Our help comes from you alone. We pray for healing over Elaine and thank you that we can expect nothing less. You’re a loving father, and great dads care for their children. In Jesus’ name, Amen.