Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Covered

This afternoon is Corey's appointment with the pediatric surgeon for the lump on his collar bone.   

I'm a little bit nervous.....ok...A Lot nervous...

This morning when Jim and I had our quiet time, he flipped the Bible open to Acts 2:25...later, I needed a bit more comfort so I grabbed the Bible..and yep, Acts 2:25.   Figuring that there was a reason we kept landing on that page, I dug a little deeper.  

 Peter is quoting Psalm 16, so I turned there...

Psalm 16 is called a miktam of David.  My study guide says that it means to cover, either like a prayer said in silence or a prayer to be covered with protection...I'm standing on the last definition ;)

Psalm 16

Keep me safe, O God, 
for in you I take refuge.

I said to the Lord, "You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing."
As for the saints who are in the land,
they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.
The sorrows of those will increase
who run after other gods.
I will not pour out their libations of blood 
or take up their names on my lips.

Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup;
you have made my lot secure.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I have set the Lord always before me.
Because he is at my right hand, 
I will not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the grave, 
nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
You have made known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.


My strength comes from the Lord--apart from Him I have no good thing--the Lord is always before me, I will not be shaken--my heart is glad, my tongue rejoices, and my body rests secure!

I'll post later what we find out at the doctor..I'm claiming good things....good things...


****Well, we just got back from the pediatric surgeon.  Corey will be having surgery next week to remove whatever this thing on his neck is..dr didn't think it was lymph, but also thought it was best to remove it and find out what it is!


I'm struggling with mixed emotions.  Yes, grand scheme of things all of this is so very small and the way it all has fallen together is nothing short of God's timing (to be able to be seen by a specialist in less than a week and then fit in for surgery  a week from that, uh hello!)  Things could be so much worse and for so very many mamas out there it is....my heart aches for them right now.   And maybe that's the whole point of this...just another experience to grow us, mold us into whatever it is that we need to be for the future....


Staying positive, giving it to God, and trying to breath!

1 comment:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

God's got your back. I'll pray for a swift removal.