I had a busy week scheduled, follow-up doctor appointments for kids, get my hair highlighted, Thanksgiving program of Jesse's at school, the list goes on and on. This week has turned out quite differently than I expected. I never saw myself being told by my husband that my dad was in an ambulance on the way to the hospital for a severe headache. I never saw myself being told that my dad had suffered a brain aneurysm. I never saw myself having to take my son to the ER the next morning with asthma issues. I never saw myself sitting in an ICU waiting room, begging God to please not let any more bleeding take place in my daddy's head. I never saw myself, as I am now, sitting here in the surgical waiting room for a three hour wait as the surgeon is working on my dad. But...here I am. The peace I have is that God did see all of these things way before they even took place. None of this has taken Him by surprise. I know that my daddy is in God's hands and that angels are surrounding him in that room right now. I know that God is going to receive all the glory from this situation. I have been told that there are churches from Brazil to Hawaii to all over the US that are praying for my dad. To see the outpouring of love from all that have been affected by the life of my daddy has brought encouragement and strength that goes beyond measure.
I have all confidence that God is not done with the life of my daddy here on this earth. I know that God is a God of healing and I am trusting in his complete healing. I thank each and every one of you that have called or sent messages letting us know of your love, prayers and support!
It seems that there are so many that are walking through very hard times right now for various reasons. Whatever your circumstances are, I pray that you have a relationship with the God of this universe, your very creator, so that you can experience that peace that God is only able to give. I pray that you not turn your back on Jesus in the midst of tragedy, sickness, loss of jobs; but that you run into the arms of your Savior and let Him comfort you. I cannot imaging going through the last few days without the hope of my Lord. If you don't know Him, please don't wait another minute to surrender your life to Him. If you are cynical, please surrender your life to Him. If you don't know where to turn, please give Him a try. I promise that with God, all things are possible, you will not be disappointed in Him and He will change your life forever.
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans that I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a good future."
Christ-Follower, Pastor's Wife, Mother of Six: Eli, Isaiah, Carmen, Jesse, Ciera and Samuel; Author, Speaker, Song Writer