Every mom wants the best life possible for her child. That's why when mother Kara Holmes screened positive for having a baby with Down Syndrome during her pregnancy, she prayed to God that would not be the case.
Kara did not get that prayer answered. At first, the news that her newborn would have added challenges in her life broke her heart. But then, shortly before the baby was born, she found herself reading Daniel 3. The story includes the line that says, "The God we serve is able to deliver us." But it also includes the lines that say, "But even if He does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up."
Days later after reading the verses, she finally met her beautiful baby girl named Alisa. She revealed that while she had prayed for her baby to be in good health, she had also prayed that God's will would be done. And she said it has been. Though she knows there will be challenges that lie ahead, there are challenges for every parent. And of course, the struggle does not compare to the joy she feels when looking at her gorgeous daughter.
As she put it, "Life has a way of throwing us curve balls, but as genuine followers of Christ, we are not shaken. He hears our prayers, and we can trust that He watches over us as our loving Father. I have learned, though, that genuine faith means leaving room for God to work in ways we do not want or expect. Genuine faith allows the Lord to act otherwise, even when our prayers are desperate, even when our faith is pure, so that when God says no, our faith remains in Him, for He is Sovereign, He is able, and He is the God we will serve."
via For Every Mom