Thursday, June 12, 2008

I will survive!

A little update on the blahs! I was thinking this morning when a verse popped into my head:
Romans 5: 3-5

..we rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

The suffering only lasts for a little while..we go through trials, not stay in them. At the moment it seems like there is no end, but our ways are not His ways. God has a plan. He has all of this figured out, so much so that I truly believe that His plan is going to take us in a direction that we never would have dreamed of. Unfortunately this path has lead us straight through the desert, but I know there will be a promise land on the other side of this.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could say a prayer for my dad. This has been part of my funk for the last week. Six years ago he lost his leg to a rare vascular disease. Last week we got the news that the "good" leg is now getting worse. Looking back on the whole ordeal with his first leg, I can say that there was a definite turning point where Dad became so open about his faith...he was such a testimony to coworkers, nurses even his drs. But now, looking on the possibility of a repeat I just couldn't see the good only why God would you put our family through this again?

Since then, there have been some really awesome outcomes with his leg. Amy has helped him get into a physical therapy program to help with getting used to the new leg and has given him some hope on the newly bad leg. (more to follow with that) He went up for prayer with our churches awesome prayer team and friends. He says he feels a little better. God is at work in this....I have hope in that! I don't know why God allows certain sufferings, but I believe with my whole heart that God can heal him. Please pray for when he goes for his testing they will find a healed good leg! What a way to glorify his name!

He is the binder of the brokenhearted, healer of the sick, and strength of those who are weak!


Sel and Poivre said...

I will definitely have your dad in my thoughts tonight! All the best to your whole family!

shelly said...

Thank you so much! I really appreciate your thoughts! My dad has an appointment the 27th so hopefully we will have good news.