Wednesday, November 19, 2008

God is just to good.

These past few months I have felt like I have been wandering through a dry and weary land. A land that has no hope. But the Lord has graciously given me a glimpse of the hope that is only found in Him during these rough times.

Money has been tight. Sickness's have been very real. Jobs have slowed down. Prices have increased.
Friends are still waiting for babies to be held in their arms. And through it all I have to confess I have cried out to my God many times, "Lord where are you?".

This land has been so dry and weary.

And my prayer has been to the song of "Lord have mercy."

Have mercy on me, my family, my friend's lives, our church, our pastors, our land....have mercy Lord.

Yesterday as I made my way to that doctors office, I literally had worked myself up to the worst case scenario with Hope. I just KNEW that the doctor was going to say something like, "Ok, now we need to do this test and then this procedure." And as my little girl was crying in fear for what was ahead for her I cried out in my heart....."Lord have mercy."

After all the testing was done, I could feel God's presence saying to me, "Now go and end this chapter." I said, "WHAT?" And the wind blew fiercely over me as we walked to the car, "Go end this chapter."

Walking into the doctors office my heart was calm, peace surrounded me and I was prepared for MAYBE a diagnosis that said, "Ok, she just needs to take this medicine and we will be good to go." Right?

Wrong.

The dr walked in with a big smile upon his face and said, "I'm so happy with these pictures right now. Do you see this? And do you see this?"

Not being a medical person I just kinda went along with what he said. I was like "Ok". But still waiting for the end results.

He looked at me and smiled and said, "She's totally healed and is going to be fine."

I went "WHAT?".

This was the SAME doctor that told us we'd have to go through this for YEARS. Test and procedures would be in her future for years to come.

"What?"

I mean, I and SO MANY others had prayed for this........BUT, "WHAT?"

I was so happy. Tears filled my eyes.

My faith was doubtful but MY BIG AWESOME GOD wasn't doubtful at all.

Friends.......God STILL WORKS.

Prayer STILL WORKS.

Faith STILL WORKS.

Don't fall into the same trap I have in this dry and weary land. Press on, keep believing and hold on for your miracle to happen. Your blessing is on it's way! Keep praying, even when you feel your prayers fall on deaf ears. Keep seeking God's touch. Keep on!!!!

I leave you this morning with a video of a song that if you listen to it will truly bring you to the heart of God. The quality of the video isn't very good, but it will still bless your heart. I prayed this song over my little girl. (tears)

My "hope" is in the Lord. His love endures forever. All of my girls are very special.......but Hope holds a special place in my heart and so many other's for the "Hope" she has brought to our lives. If you have never read the story of how the Lord showed me Hope's name I will try to find the post and put a link here.

14 comments:

Amy E. said...

I'm just sitting here expecting to have a normal "blog reading" time and then I listened to that song. Now I have tears in my eyes....what a moving song. I pray that the Lord will have mercy on our land, and on me.
I'm so thankful prayers were answered for Hopie. He IS so good!

Paulette said...

I don't know the extent of your daughter's kidney problems. I started reading your blog around the time that she was about to have surgery. I'm so excited to hear that your daughter has been healed and can move forward into a new "chapter" in her life.

My daughter Kate was diagnosed with grade 3 urinary reflux and has 3 kidneys. She was on medication and had to have the test that I believe your daughter just had twice a year. I can't remember the name. She was due for a check up and the dr had told us that if the reflux was the same or had gotten worse he was going to have to do surgery. We had everyone and their brother praying. We layed hands on Kate and anointed her with oil and believed for her healing.

We took the test and the technician said something was wrong we would have to do the test again. We did the test again and she said well it's showing the same results. I told her we were not going to do the test again and that we would wait for the dr to call us back.

I knew in my heart why the test wasn't showing anything. I believed that God had healed her. The next day my pediatrician who is a christian called me and was all choked up. He said Paulette, I have wonderful news for you. Kate's kidneys are completely healed. There is no sign of any reflux. He told me in all his years of dealing with this that he has never seen anyone go with grade 3 borderline grade 4 to absolutely nothing in 6 months time. She's off all her medications and we have had absolutely no infections.

So my friend I'm rejoicing with you over Hope's healing. I can say that I know exactly how you feel. It's so great. She still has 3 working kidneys but he said as long as there is no problem we are going to leave them just as they are.

I'm so excited for you both. I can't wait to see what the next "chapter" will be for you and your family.

Bright Blessings,
Paulette

Joyful said...

I know you placed your hope and your Hope in Him. Rejoicing with you in all that the Lord has done!

Blessings,
Joy

Faith said...

You are right...God is so good! I am praising Him for the healing work He has done in Hope's body. Praise His Name!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this and for your prayers. It means more than you know.

Hugs, Faith

Sharon Brumfield said...

I heard a guy today on the radio talking about not giving up on the dreams. To remember who gave you the dream to you....and then to remember His character.
It brought hope to my heart.
The other day I was thinking again about the children of Israel and I wonder how long it was after they left Egypt before they really started the complaining.
I don't want to be them.
I will remember the goodness of my God in the land of the living.
This is awesome.....keep putting the story out there and spreading the glory around.

Amy L Brooke said...

That is so wonderful!!! I am excited for you and grateful that Hope doesn't have to go through any more. Blessings.

Amy

The Patterson 5 said...

What a wonderful praise!

Technonana said...

Praise the Lord with you sweet one!!! He is truly Mighty to Save!!!
My hope is build on nothing less than Jesus Love and Righteousness!!

Louise said...

God is SO good!
The same yesterday, today and tomorrow!
So happy for you ;)
HUGS

Sarah Martin said...

Oh, I am so happy for you all! Praise God!!!

Kay Martin said...

You made my day....I needed some good news this week. I've been praying with many and the burdens have been enormous.

God, I thank You for healing Hope.

This is absolutely wonderful What a way to begin Thanksgiving. Oh, yes, we are thankful.

Kay

Cindy said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Beautiful answer to prayers~

Beautiful song~

Beautiful family~

What more could we ask for.

Bless You, Cindy

MelanieJoy said...

Oh, I'm soooo excited to hear this report on your Hope. To hear and be remind that God is working. Of course He never in any way stopped. To hear it is nice. There are some people in my life who are clinging on as tight as they can to their hope in Him. I pray their waiting season is almost coming to a close and He reveals to them.
Wonderful post....

MiMi said...

Praising the Lord with you! GOD IS GOOD!

Thank you for all of your prayers for Faith. I know God is working on a miracle for her, too!