Reflections for the week……..

Psalm 46: 10-11

Be still,  and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

A week filled with abundant Peace……
Why?

Because God continues to reveal His faithfulness and goodness!

As I was reading through the book of Philippians this week, I was reminded of this verse:

Philippians 4:9
What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Seems weird to have Peace, as it’s been a particularly hard week.
But God…….
But God………..
We never lose sight of our great God. He is more than amazing……….

There is a wonderful little book called The Red Sea Rules that has been a wonderful encouragement to us! It reminds us that:

–   It is only He who gives us our crisis as a faith builder for our future.
–   It is only He who keeps us calm and confident, allowing Him time to work.
–   It is only He that means for us to be where we are.
–   It is only He who can deliver in His own unique way.
–   It is only He who reminds us to praise Him.

We do continue to covet your prayers as we make our way through so many mazes of this journey. We realize it’s impossible for everyone who is supporting us in prayer, to know details, the full truth and all the facts. A statement was issued by the attorneys and insurance company on Tuesday, in order to clarify that Lauren never accepted or rejected the insurance company’s offer. It was a process that necessitated filing a “declaratory judgment action” to interpret the insurance policy through the court. On Tuesday, attorneys for Lauren and the insurance company, jointly agreed that they have resolved all the issues.

2 Corinthians tells us in verse 4:8 that “We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up. “As hard as it’s  been at times, this crisis in our life has opened our hearts to even greater depths, and we are grateful!

God has been, and continues to be, our amazing refuge and strength. We continue to lift His name on High, in order to please and honor Him in all we do.

The Scruggs Family

Jeff & Cheryl Scruggs

Jeff and Cheryl Scruggs are authors, speakers, and Biblical counselors, not LPC's. Their writings include the widely used book I Do Again, which chronicles their thirty-year story of marriage, betrayal, infidelity, divorce, emotional damage and scarring, forgiveness, reconciliation, trust, and remarriage to each other. Jeff and Cheryl are the founders of Hope Matters Marriage Ministries in Dallas. They speak at conferences and weekend worship services in churches across the nation, sharing their love story of hope, redemption, restoration, and God taking hold of their lives. See their website: www.hopeformarriages.com.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Kathy

    so good to know the truth behind the inaccurate media accounts … I thought it seemed out of character (based on what little I “know” of your family just from this blog and CB) that L would have “sued” … this explanation makes so much more sense!

  2. Rebbecca Reeder

    I don’t know you and vice versa, but I love seeing you grow in depth in the knowledge of God by what you are learning and going through and seeing your ability to apply God’s principles to your life through this. Your faith is strengthening more and more and I love to watch that through your posts. Thank you for sharing. It brings joy to my heart.

  3. Karen

    Found this blog through the media…God can and will use even the media! 🙂 Love your bold stand for Jesus! I’ve been praying for Lauren and all your family in the midst of the storm. Know that He is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think. Will be sharing your words of hope with friends! Blessings to you!

  4. Tim Gillette

    You guys have always been an inspiration to me. God will honor your family with blessing as you stand against so many things others say.
    My prayers are with you and your entire family keep serving God he will always make the path that is right for you.

    Rock on
    Tim

  5. Lorraine

    Thank you for being so open and sharing your daughter’s progress and for all the quotations. I know you are a source of strength for so very, very many people going through insurmountable troubles. I have faith your daughters’ life will turn out exceptionally well.

  6. Bethann Dubey

    I hope that Lo is doing well. I pray that God Blesses her everyday, and comforts her. Give her a big hug from me even though she doesn’t know me. I hold her in my heart. <333 Bethann

  7. Michele

    It was nice to see you and your husband on “Good Morning America” today. I was happy to hear that Lauren is getting her new arm!! I have thought about how hard it would be to get through my day with only one hand and could see many struggles. I am sure that her “new” arm, it will give her much MORE freedom/independance to get back to more of her normal, busy life!! :o) I heard that she may be writing a book..looking forward to reading it! You all continue to be in my prayers!!

  8. Frank & Judy

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and corageious! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”. Joshua 1:9. Easy to say, but hard to do when you are walking through a storm as you are…..but His promise IS secure…….He is with with you each step of the way! Thank for for modeling for all of us what that faith looks like. May you continue to experience the power and peace of His presence each and every day. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With our love. F & J

  9. danny spencer

    Continue to keep you in my prayers.

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