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.

It seems that my first reaction is always tears and questioning.  However, on the way to the doctor yesterday morning a thought occurred to me.  I had read the night before about God allowing Satan to test Job.  Is this what was happening to me?  Wow.  Buck up, girl!  You are a child of the King and nothing can happen to you except what He allows.  God also says that He will not give me more than I can bear.  In other words, let this be a good Christian testimony.  Don't let Satan win!

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

~ Reese


  1. Hi Reese. Thanks for visiting my blog. And your kind words. I am for sure an open book.
    Sorry to hear about your son needing surgery. I can only imagine how you felt, but I would have done the same thing. You had no way of knowing.
    I love how God was putting scripture right in front of you. Isn't it amazing how He does that. He knows our every need!
    I am so thankful I when my eyes are open to see His word. Not just reading them, but getting His message.I think as a Christian you have to be tuned with that.
    Hope you have a great week!

  2. It's not always easy at times when it comes to trusting God...our emotions and intellect gets in the way all the time. But like you stated you are a child of the king and no matter what comes our way He is there with us. God bless you and your family and I pray everything works out well for you son knee.

  3. So sorry about what happened to your son. I will be keeping you & your family in my thoughts as I know this kind of "stuff" is stressful for everyone involved.

    You certainly chose some amazing Bible passages to help you get through it! I especially liked your passage from Genesis about God being willing to go down with us just as easily as He comes back up. I think a lot of people would have skipped over that verse and not found the inner kernel of amazing truth inside of it!

  4. Hi Teri,

    I'm so sorry to hear aboutyour son's knee. But don't beat yourself up over it. You didn't know, you were just listening to the paramedics. Yes, nothing will happen that the Lord doesn't allow to happen.

    I've been kind of struggling the past couple of weeks but i am seeing the silver lining. I know the Lord is getting me through all of this I'm going through. he wants me to go through it in order to heal and he sure doesn't give us more than we can handle, even when it feels like we can't handle it.

    You did the Loving Mother thing and did what you knew to be the best thing to do with the information you were given.

    I'm praying for him. I've dealt with many knee surgeries. The last was a total knee replacement. Please make sure he does everything he is told by the dr and he does all his exercises and therapy after his surgery.

    Please let us know when his surgery is!

    In Christ's Love & prayers
    Sis in Christ