Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Wait

Today we wait. Mom has another doctor’s appointment with a specialist, a biopsy on her tongue, and, hopefully, some sense of direction as to surgery and future treatment. In my head I know the gravity of the matter and that Mom’s life could be cut short by all of this. But, there is this calm that keeps me afloat and has a firm grip on my thoughts and emotions. Thank you Lord for getting me to this place in my life where I can roll these cares over onto you.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
— Proverbs 3:5

It’s not always been like this. In fact, this is a relatively new thing for me. To trust and have the ability to hold onto the powerful truths that are tucked into the hem of His garment - the truth that sets you free. The truth that He does, in fact, have everything under control. Nothing surprises Him. That truth that I cannot add one day to my life by worrying about tomorrow. And, that comforting truth that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. — Hebrews 13:8

So we wait – holding on to the promises that His word is “yes” and “amen.” His word never returns void, and all things are being worked out for the good of those who love Him. I’ll just say it – I love Him!

Thank you, Lord, for your love, grace, mercy, and peace. I rejoice in you! Father, I commit my mother’s life and well-being into your hands. Your will be done. Please give us grace as we walk through this difficult time. Send your Holy Spirit as our guide, our comforter, and protector. I give you, and you alone, the glory. Thank you for granting wisdom and insight as we follow you. I love you, Lord. In the precious name of Jesus, AMEN.

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.
— Isaiah 55:10-11

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