Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A Prayer Request: Update

Over the last month, my brother-in-law has been in the hospital. He has made some improvement but not substantial. He has, however, amazed the doctors that he's still here. They honestly thought he was not going to make it that first week. We are so thankful for extra time and for hope. Hope is such an important emotion to hang on to. Our hope is in the Lord. He has his hand on Dave and whether He choses to heal him or take him home, we have to put our trust in Him.

I admit this is a hard task to do. I've been a Christian for a long time and still find myself wondering why these horrible things happen. It's so hard to trust, so hard to leave it in His hands. I suppose God knows that. I often have found myself asking God if he's checked my mental capacity to handle this or that. That perhaps, He should double check....just to make sure. There is one thing I know for sure and it's that His ways are higher than our ways, His thoughts are higher than my thoughts and His love is greater than my love. God cares about Dave passionately and His will, will be done.

My heart is so sad, so sad for Pam and all that she is having to handle, so sad that my family is hurting, so sad that Dave is so sick.

Dave has started running fevers again. What the doctors have found is bacteria that has developed in the left lung around the chest tube. There is a possibility that it is also around his heart. They will be doing tests to confirm that.

He is in very critical shape. Please continue to pray for him and for his family.


HISchild said...

I'm in awe of God.

We are required to trust, like you said. It amazes me that we still try to please HIM when all around us is falling apart.

I know tihs is porabbly an icnoehrnet tohuhgt you wlil argee wtih me on rgiht now.

Praying for your family as you pray for mine. 'Cause that's what sisters do.


momwithbrownies said...

I'm so sorry to hear that he is still so ill. Prayers for you and yours my good friend. Please keep us updated.

That Portland Guy said...

I just offered a prayer for you and your family Heather. May the Lord our God provide you all with his hope and peace. In times like these in my life I take comfort in Psalm 23.

James (Zabot)