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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010
I’ve been reading some Psalms lately. A friend is going through a rough patch and I emailed this message for encouragement and I thought it might help you, too.

My thought was this: our lives are like rivers that need to be filled, channeled, and at times, redirected. God is the one who can accomplish all of that, but the process is not easy. It’s not comfortable to be pushed toward a different destination than we had planned.

It’s for our own good that God redirects us and floods our life. These verses stuck out to me today.

Psalm 126: 4-6
4 Restore our fortunes, O LORD,
like streams in the Negev.
5 Those who sow in tears
will reap with songs of joy.
6 He who goes out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with him.

I've known those verses for a long time, but am just seeing them fresh today. It reminds me of the hymn, “Like a River Glorious.” God doesn’t promise to restore all of our possessions, but if our fortune is God’s peace, he gives that abundantly, overflowing, like the wash here in the desert. It’s dry most of the year but it only takes about ten minutes of rain to get the stream gushing.

Whatever you’re going through, God is at work in your life. I don’t know the next step or how the story will unfold, but I do know that if you lay back in the flood of God’s mercy and grace, he will ultimately get the glory for what you’re going through.

Sow your seeds today in tears. The river is rising. And the one who controls the waters is walking with you.