Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Word Filled Wednesday.

This is Word-filled Wednesday.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil for you are with me; your rod and staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

For the last four and a half days my 13year old son has been in hospital. He has been there because of terrible stomach cramping and vomiting. After four days of no food or drink, hoping that what seems to be a bowel obstruction, would correct itself, nothing happened. Yesterday they performed a CT Scan and confirmed that there was a blockage in his small intestine, so surgery was scheduled for today at 3pm.

In reassuring him today, he asked that I read him something from the bible and we read Psalm 23.

Talking to him about the Psalm and who wrote it and so on, I focused on verse four, where it says, though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil. I explained to him what a valley in life was. We talked about the fact that this was a valley, a low point in his life. But his eyes brightened when I was able to say to him, Jesus is known as the 'Lily of the Valley', so that means even in your valley he is there. That gave him the peace he needed to have his operation without fear or worry, because God wasn't waiting until he came from the operating room, He was going in before him, he would be there with him, and he would be there when he came out.

Even in speaking to him, it reassured my own heart, because this was my valley too and even as I showed him the face of faith these last four days or so, I too needed to remember that God's rod and staff would comfort me.

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Be blessed
Vickie


Ps. As I was writing this waiting in his room, the surgeon came in and said that the surgery was successful. There was a band around the lower part of his small intestine and he was able to successfully correct it. Praise God.

8 comments:

Blessed One said...

Vickie,

Praise God! I'm so happy the surgery went well and pray for a speedy recovery. I'm so sorry you've had to walk through this valley. What an amazing opportunity to help your little one further along in his walk with God. Please give us another update when you are able. God bless you!

Debra said...

Vickie,

Sweet sister. I am so sorry you and your son have had to walk through the valley but, I am so grateful that Jesus was with you.

May you be strengthened in Him in the coming days ahead, as well.

Blessings to you my dear sister.

Kat said...

I'm praying for strength for you and healing for your little boy. I am so glad the words of our Lord comforted both of you. So much of the Bible is just a balm to the soul!

Nancie said...

Hi Vickie, Praise God for the successful surgery! May God continue to restore your son. Thank God for comforting your son and you through Psalm 23:4. It is encouraging to read of how you explain this verse to your son and he finds comfort in it, as well as yourself. It is a great comfort that the Lord is with us as we go through the valleys in our life. I have been through many valleys in my life too and am so thankful that the Lord is with me and His grace is sufficient for me. May you and your son continue to know God's love and mercies as you look to Him together. I am remembering you and your son in prayers. Take care and God bless!

Amydeanne said...

I'm so glad the surgery was a success!! hugs and prayers for a quick recovery!

Kristi said...

I'm rejoicing with you that his surgery was successful. Praying with you for a quick recovery. Keep us posted.

Alexis - Chickie Momma said...

Thank you Jesus for a successful surgery! I pray for your son's recovery and that you may finally get some rest! I know what it feels like to be the Momma in the waiting room. It's NOT pleasant, but you really do feel God's presence in places like that! Thanks for sharing today!

Yolanda said...

Vickie,

PRAISE GOD! What an awesome testimony for not only yourself, but also for your 13 year old son. Can not even imagine what lives will be changed in the students he finds himself surrounded in the next coming weeks as he shares what God did for him!

Sister, take care of yourself!

Love,
Yolanda