You know when you have one of those days when one thing happens that is horrible, and you think it couldn't get worse, but then sadly, it does?? Well, that was me on Monday .... I was..... on.my.knees!!!
It started out with a silly and completely trivial situation! i realized I left my dress at the Hotel in Tennessee. I had purchased that dress just for this wedding and it is sooo pretty! I also left my shoes that I wore with it. I put the shoes and my undergarments in a bag and had the bag hanging on the hanger with the dress. Walked out of the hotel and left it hanging in the closet. I called & asked if they had seen it....Was told they would look and get back with me.
Later I get a text from my daughter Jenna...I have never seen so many things try to come against one of my kids but I tell you what....the enemy is hard at work making whatever can go wrong for Jenna @ college, go wrong! I went up on Tuesday and spent the day with her and we got some things in the works to make things better. Without going into much detail, let me just say, I would sooo appreciate if you could pray for her! Thank you guys sooo much! I can't tell you how much it means!
Shortly after I get Jenna's text I hear from our oldest daughter....My grandson Bentley has had a very rough week. We all just assumed he was teething and all was normal. On Monday, he ended up breaking out in a rash all over his body, so Krista & KC took him to urgent care and see what in the world was going on. So while he is being seen, they decide to do some blood work. They come back and tell Krista and KC that Bentley's platelets are low and his white blood count is high!!! THEN they tell her....
He could either have a Virus OR Leukemia!! EXCUSE ME????? what???????? They told them to take him home and they would know more on Friday. So devastated and worried beyond words, they take Bentley and Rylee, and go home. As you can imagine, they were in tears and just sooo very upset ~ understandably so!! She shared with all of us what had happened and what they told them and of course asked for prayer and to share it with others so they would pray!
BUT THEN GOD......
my dress was found and shipped FEDEX
While Jenna's situations are going to take time and healing, God provided all she needed to see HE is with her and leading her in this season of adjustments! She was able to spend time @ the LifeChurch.tv Campus there and spent a night in WORSHIP and God touched her in such a precious way just surging HOPE into her precious little heart! She just knew afterwards that no matter what everything is going to be ok!
Krista was waiting patiently to hear from the Dr.! Not really expecting to hear anything til Friday but when she got the phone call (early) THIS is what they told her.....
Bentley's test results are all normal! His levels are all NORMAL! He doesn't have leukemia or anything close to it! He is a healthy happy baby boy! He told her that the urgent care's machine just must be way out of whack.... I'll say so!! AH YI YI!! So even though she was shocked that they had given her such upsetting news she was far happier and oh so thankful to hear such wonderful news! She then contacted all of us and let us know the AMAZING NEWS! I Just cried when I heard!! I realized at that very moment how terribly scared I was that the "C" word was going to cause more grief in our family!
To say I was Thankful, doesn't even begin to describe it! NOT.AT.ALL!!
I know the Lord doesn't give us more than we can handle but honestly....some days I just wonder!! Do you? I am just so thankful that even when I wonder, or when I am so scared or worried, or even when I am upset @ God that HE can sooo handle it! HE
loves me in spite of all of that and holds me close, fills me with HIS Hope and HIS Peace ~ one situation at a time!
In 1Peter 1:6-7 NCV it says:
This makes you very happy, even though now for a short time different kinds of troubles may make you sad. These troubles come to prove that your faith is pure. This purity of faith is worth more than gold, which can be proved to be pure by fire but will ruin. But the purity of your faith will bring you praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is shown to you.
and one of my VERY FAVORITES... Romans 8:28 MSG
Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
Yes....I am Ever So Thankful...Thankful to the Lord for hearing the cry of a mothers (and grandmothers) heart! For giving me HIS Word that always lights my path in what seems to be a dark dark valley!