Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hope: "Confident Expectation"

Thank you so much for your prayers and the verses that some of you have encouraged us with. We have been encouraged in the Lord!

We don't have any new news, medically speaking. We aren't sure when we will actually meet with the doctors since its the weekend. However, we have realized a few things since the bad report we got last night.

First, we realized how much we were depending on the surgeries and the doctors to "heal" Evelyn. We asked the Lord to forgive us - this is wrong thinking. God is always in control and sometimes when we aren't too desperate for Him to move in a situation its easy to sort of take Him out of the equation and depend on the world's solutions. Of course this isn't always wrong. If I have a cavity I'm going to go to the dentist and get it filled probably before I spent hours praying about it. God has given us modern medicine and technology and we are SO grateful for that. BUT in our situation where the doctors really are out of their league, we were foolish to think even the 3 surgeries would make evelyn's life
"normal." Only the power of God can do that.

We were with Evelyn until the wee morning hours last night (this morning?) We prayed for her, read the Word of God to her and sang to her about Jesus. Then I got to be the nurse's assistant. I got to feed her milk drops, clean her face and eyes, and even change her diaper! It was so fun. She's gained weight too! 5 ounces! So now she is 7 lb 13 oz.

This is not the end. We are not grieving. I'm crying a lot thanks to postpartum emotions, but our faith is high. We know that God doesn't have favorites, He's no respector of persons. Jesus healed people in more serious situations than ours! Remember Lazarus was dead for 3 days!! We have much to hope for and actually feel safer resting in the Lord and trusting Him to heal her than we did trusting in a surgery. Again, as soon as the doctors contact us and we make a game plan we will let you know. But even if things change and the doctors are totally optimistic it won't change anything for us. Opinions come and go but the promises in God's Word are firm and that is what we are relying on. Our hope, our confident expectation, is in the Lord.

Please join us in stepping into a realm of faith that few get to experience. Its an honor to know and to trust in Jesus! Its time to pray and believe!

We love you so much!


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  2. I definately will join you and step into the realm of faith, that God is going to do a miracle in Little Evie's life.. "With God all things are Possible!" I will not give up hope! Love you guys..

  3. God has a mighty plan for Evie!! you said you felt it when you were pregnant with her. when there is no way God will make a way! we will join with you in praying and faith that he will heal your little girl! Let the Lord carry you through he is your comfort! love ya

  4. We love you guys and will continue to pray until we hear from you again!

  5. We are believing for a miracle with you! Stand firm, stand firm, stand firm. We are standing firm alongside with you, and keeping our eyes fixed on Him with you..Lots and lots of love,
    Kelsey N.

  6. I haven't tried to call you guys but I wanted you to know that I will be there tomorrow. The flight will arrive in San Jose a little after noon. I have already arranged for my transportation and motel. You don't have to do anything, I will call when I get to my motel. I imagine you are missing Clara right now. If you want her with you, we WILL make that happen.

  7. We are continuing to pray and believe with you! I feel so privileged to be your friend and to be able to stand with you in prayer and learn from the grace and faith you both have during this time. We serve an amazing God!

  8. We continue to pray for you all! We are blessed to have you as friends. Josh and Shiela