Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Trust Me -- I am with you
I felt overwhelmed by the news that my youngest son had fractured his knee. He had a bicycle accident, the paramedics showed up, it was said that if he were their teen son, they would take him home and ice his leg. I did that. Over the course of the weekend I petted and coddled, and enjoyed spending one on one time with him. He learned to use crutches (although not very effectively), and even managed to shower and change by himself. He enjoyed a visit from his aunt. He enjoyed several visits from his dad. He took pain medicine and he slept. Most of the time he was just bored, because his older brother was spending time with their best friend!
Sunday evening it was decided that he would go stay with his dad and work more on crutches so he would be ready for school. Monday morning I had a phone call from his dad telling me that my son had fractured his knee! That he had been taken to the emergency room, and that he was scheduled to see an orthopedic specialist Monday afternoon. Of course I felt rotten for a while! Oh, why hadn't I taken him to the doctor?!? (Second guessing yourself is not fun at all. I recommend you don't do it, no good can come out of it.) It turns out my son is now needing surgery.
Another of the other verses I have read this week, which has helped buoy me up is Genesis 46:3-4 "I am God, the God of your father, He said. Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joesph's own hand will close your eyes." Just the first phrase stops you. "I AM GOD!" Then He says He will go down with me, and HE will bring me back up.
Again in II Chronicles 20:17 He says "You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you." In other words, He will fight the battle for me. Don't let my discouragement take hold of me. Get rid of it! Why should I be discouraged? I am a child of the King. Everything is in HIS control, not mine.
Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." Oh, this verse brings tears to my eyes. It needs no further explanation. I need to let this verse sink in and write it on my heart.
Every night for the past few nights God has been bringing to me verses of this nature. I love how He uses Scripture to comfort me!
Let me just end by saying, "O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: His mercies endureth forever. O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for His mercy endureth forever." Psalm 136:1 & 26