God lead us where He want us to be, not where we want to be. When we are confronted with difficult decision, God always gives us better options. He guides and gives us everything: a key for every problem, a relief for every sorrow, a plan for every tomorrow. Yes, there is Someone who knows and understands our every thought and feeling, the pleasure and the pain, the joy and the sorrow.

Here’s a story of a doctor who was confronted with a critical decision to abort or not a deformed unborn child in order to spare the child’s family with hardship. The child turned out to be a joy and pride not only of her family but also of many.

Dr. Frederic Loomis faced a very difficult decision, should he allow the deformed baby about to be delivered to live or die. He had only seconds to decide. Dr. Loomis had delivered hundreds of babies, but this one was different.

The infant lay in a breech position (feet-first, as opposed to the normal head-first position), promising at best a difficult and dangerous birth. One of its feet stretched only to the knee of the other leg. Furthermore, the child was missing a thigh. The mother, a frail person visiting the sterile delivery room for her first time, wasn't aware of the grossly deformed child struggling to survive.

Dr. Loomis closed his eyes; at his fingertips wriggled a pitiful creature yet unborn. Would not the most loving thing be to detain the birth long enough to cause the child to be stillborn? He agonized within himself. Will this kid not be considered a freak, a twisted burden to its delicate mother?

How can I justify playing a part in such a cruel drama? Surely no one will ever know if I spare this family from inevitable pain. The doctor, through the baby's cord, felt its heartbeat, dancing in rhythm to his own wildly racing heart.

The secret of a happy life is giving God the first part of your day, the priority in every decision and the first place in your heart.

As Dr. Loomis continued to prevent the birth, he felt the normal foot pressing for passage into the world. Suddenly, he could no longer justify "playing God." Instead, he would trust God to care for this child against what seemed to be impossible odds. Dr. Loomis delivered the infant into the world, which, he sensed, would be very unkind.

In the years that followed, Dr. Loomis often second-guessed his decision. He watched the anguish of the family as desperate parents sought in vain to find some correction for their child's deformity. Even after they moved away, Dr. Loomis continued to lament the burden that he'd saddled on the family. The heartache, if often said to himself, was his fault. In time, however, Dr. Loomis would find peace. It came at an unexpected time and place, the hospital Christmas party.

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.
~Charles C. West

Typically, it was during the holiday season when his pain seemed most severe. He couldn't shake the image of that unfortunate child from his mind. While the world celebrated the greatest birth ever known, Dr. Loomis obsessed over the saddest birth he'd ever known.

At this particular party, the most heavenly music filled the room. The sadness seemed to dissipate as the rich tones of "Silent Night" washed Dr. Loomis' anguished spirit. Following the concert, a woman approached him. "Doctor," she said excitedly. "You saw her!"

Dr. Loomis studied the woman's face, wanting to recognize her but unable to recall the memory. "I'm sorry. I should know you, but you may need to help me."

"Don't you remember the little girl with only one good leg, seventeen years ago?"

Remember....it was the one thing in his life that he couldn't forget!

In disbelief, he listened to her story. "That baby was my daughter, Doctor. And I saw you watching her play the harp tonight! She has an artificial leg. She's doing well."

At her Mom's bidding, the lovely harpist walked toward them. With tears in his eyes, Dr. Loomis enveloped the girl in his arms. "Please," he said in a tightening voice, "please play Silent Night for me one more time."

"The young lady returned to her harp and played his request with poise and perfection. As she played, Dr. Loomis reflected on the incredible gift of life. He thought about the sanctity in every person, and he exhaled seventeen years of questions and wondering whether or not it was wise to grant a baby its life.

All babies are loved by God from their conception. To take any child's life from the day of their conception is destroying someone created in Gods image.

God does not lead His children around hardship, but leads them straight through hardship . . . and amidst the hardship, He is nearer to them than ever before.

 By Tim Pedrosa

When we look back and wonder how we ever made it thru the years, we realize it's not because we've been clever.. but because God has been wise; not because we've been strong... but because God has been mighty; not because we've been consistent... but because God has been faithful.