I know most of you are following closely the story of Kate and her lobectomy. I was sadden this morning to read that she still didnt have control over her left side, but encouraged that she had feeling. I am also encouraged with the way that Dave, her husband is handling this, him and Mark have so much in common.
I was drinking my coffee this morning and praying, and a song came to my mind.
“If you say go, we will go,
if you say wait, we will wait.
If you say step out of the water,
and they say it cant be done,
we will fix our eyes on you
and we will come.
Your ways are higher than our ways
and the plans that you have laid
are good and true
If you called us to the fire,
you will not withdraw your hand.
We will gaze into the flames and look for you.”
I am claiming that song for Kate today. God never says it will be easy, he only says that we will never be alone. I know that Kate knows this, I know in her heart she feels this, but I also know how frighting coming out of surgery and losing function can be, I lost my speech for months. But I also know that Kate has a strong and passionate relationship with her Father, and no matter what she will praise him, despite how difficult the circumstances are.
Father, I ask that your will be done in this situation. I ask that you place your hand on Kate’s heart and the heart of her precious husband. I ask that you calm their spirits and fears. I ask that this be only a temporary situation, and that she will regain full function on her left side. I ask that her personality still be intact. I pray for her boys, Carter 9, Cole Patrick 7, Stuart 3. They are so close to my kids ages. I know how hard this must be on them, I know how Carter and Patrick must feel, my Easton and Elijah are almost the same ages. I ask that you protect their hearts and their minds. Protect Stuart as he goes thru the following days with out his mama. Give his grandma, Sandy, the words to say and strength. I pray for Dave. I pray that you would calm his spirit and give him peace. I know how hard this is for him, for I watched my husband go through it. Please comfort him, and let him know that it is okay not to be strong sometimes. Help him lean on you, and draw strength from you. I pray for my dear friend Kate. Just calm her heart and her fears. Keep satan out of her thoughts. Give her a peace that passes all understanding.