Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Walk of Faith

Since Saturday afternoon around 3pm my 13 year old son has been hospitalised. He had been vomiting with terrible stomach cramps all Friday night and Saturday morning. After taking him to the emergency room he was given some x-rays which revealed there might be some kind of small intestinal blockage that's causing this all. He had surgery at 10months old and they believe this could be some scar tissue from that surgery causing the blockage. He hasn't had anything at all to eat or drink for all this time as they are hoping that it would fix/heal itself naturally without any surgery. So far nothing is staying down nor is there any kind of bowel movements. His belly noises are few and sometimes nothing.

Through it all we've have been faithfully lifting him and the situation in prayer before God constantly. It is only the strength of God that is keeping us. I thankGod that he knows Jesus as Lord and savior and he trusts Him with his life. Just last night he said to me, Mom, I am praying to God in my heart all the time.

The first night he came in, after settling him down, I took out my bible and after a couple verses was reasurred by Philippians 4:6 & 7. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

I was especially encouraged reading, "the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard and rule your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

I know in these kind of situations how easy it is to let your minds and hearts run from fear to worry and worry to fear. So I truly bless God for guarding my heart and my mind so that they won't go the way of fear and worry and discouragment. With the help of God I am trying hard to shown my son what the face of faith looks like. We have talked about it often but I know it's more important that he sees it.

I am thankful for the medical staff, they are doing an awesome job, but my hope and my trust is in Jesus Christ. He died to give my son life so I know He will take care of that same life.



Terri Tiffany said...

Hi Vickie,
I was wondering where you were. Is your son ok? I will pray now for him. Write me when you get a chance and thank you for letting me know how you are:))

Yolanda said...


I too, was wondering about you and I will now begin to pray for your son as well.


Terri Tiffany said...

I pray he is better today! It is the worst to have our children sick and we feel helpless. I pray God lifts you up right now.