Wednesday, June 11, 2014

bad news

Well, this week's update isn't great.

My arms, neck, face, shoulders, back of my ear-lobes, and abdomen are oozing with something I think? TBD, because I can only see part-way out of my left eye (one fourth of the vision + looking through a soap bubble). Additionally, I am having tons of trouble opening my mouth enough to eat. So, feeling bewildered, confused, a little sad, and surprised. I was fine yesterday!

I wasn't physically able to get out of bed until 4:30PM today. BUT the fact that I was able to get out of bed is a testament to the power of prayer -- I had been trying all day to get out of bed with no success. I sent messages to some friends, and within the hour I was able to successfully move. Praise the Lord!

I have no idea what has caused this, but I am really looking forward to seeing the doctor (for the first time since what, April?) on Tuesday. Plus, I am feeling really encouraged knowing that others are praying for Tom and I as we try to make it through today, and the next, and the next.

Come Lord, and Let Thy Pow'r, by Fanny Crosby

Come, Lord, and let Thy pow’r
On each and all descend,
While gathered in Thy holy Name,
Before Thy throne we bend.

Refresh our waiting souls,
Our feeble faith inspire,
And from Thine altar touch our hearts
With coals of sacred fire.

Come, Lord, and let Thy pow’r
Each thought of self remove;
And may we feel as ne’er before
Thy pure and perfect love.


Our waiting, longing eyes,
Are looking up to Thee,
O may we, in Thy smiling face,
Our Father’s glory see.


Come, Lord, Thy pow’r alone
The work of grace can do;
Now let it consecrate to Thee
Our hearts and lives anew.


Be ours, with fervent zeal,
Thy bloodstained cross to bear;
Till at Thy feet we lay it down,
A crown of life to wear.


1 comment:

  1. Oh, my. Lord, we do not understand what You are allowing, but you are God and we trust you. I do pray you will give Chloe physical relief as she walks this road you have for her and Tom, Thank you, Jesus...