Thursday, December 3, 2009

There is no place like home!

"In my distress I cried to the LORD, and He heard me" (Psalm 120:1)

As I am sitting here tonight in my own house, on my own couch, I am looking at my daughter laying on the love seat and my heart is full of gratitude. There is definitely no place like home.

I am so thankful to my precious Savior that He showed her mercy this week. I am thankful that He showed her glorious love this week. I am thankful that He gave her a glimpse of His splendor and restored her health. I am so thankful that He reached down and touched her and healed her.

He showed up and showed Himself mighty. He showed up and bestowed marvelous grace on the life of my daughter. He showed up...

In the midst of the storm, as I cried out to Him, he heard me. He heard the cry of a hurting and frightened mother. He heard the cry of one of His children and was there. He gave me comfort and peace. He tucked me away in the cleft of the rock. He gave me strength when I thought I had no more. He gave me renewal when I thought I couldn't hang on. He covered me with His wing.

He gave me a Word. A Word that I gripped so tightly I still see the imprint of it on the palms of my hands. A Word that I want to be ever mindful of as I realize the magnitude of what He did for me and for Melissa. For all of us.

May I never forget what He did. May I never forget the miracle He performed.

I find myself tonight in a state of brokenness. I realize how unworthy I am of what He did for me. I realize how pitiful and wretched I am. I realize that He gave me what He didn't give Himself. The life of my child. That is a very humbling thought.

Precious Lord, I thank you so much for the healing that you ministered in Melissa this week. You have restored her and renewed her. You have brought her from sickness to health. You have delivered her from the enemy. You have surrounded her with your glory and your grace.

Lord, help me to live my life in a way that is pleasing only to You. Help me to walk worthy of Your calling. Help me to always seek Your presence. May I always be an instrument for your glory.

In the precious name of Your Son Jesus, Amen


Melissa was discharged today around noon. Her platelets were up to 119,000. Her bilirubin was 2.4 (he wanted it lower but was satisfied that it had gone down.) Her hemoglobin went from a 6 to an 8, so he was satisfied that it was on the upward swing as well. Her liver enzymes are still high and she is still very swollen, but he is confident that it will continue to go down as she continues to heal.

She has 2 appointments next week for more blood work and to see the doctor. All four doctors who were part of her case came to see her before she left. They were all so nice and hugged her and were so happy that she was doing so well.

She is very weak and very tired. She has about a month of recovery ahead of her. I am watching her like a hawk!

Thank you so much for being such great prayer warriors and friends. I felt the prayers and the love so much! Keep praying that she continues to heal and regain her strength.

In Him,



Anonymous said...

Indeed, indeed! Not only am I shouting tearfully 'Hallelujah!', but I will continue praying for complete recovery.

LORD, please keep Melissa under Your pinion feathers. Protect her and heal her, hold her close. I thank You, along with Beth and the many others who are lifting our hands to You, for all that You have done this week in and for Melissa and for Beth and the family. May we remember. Amen.

sonja said...

There is just one word and it's what I am doing with you right now...REJOICE!!!!

Praying for daily strength and complete renewal of health for Melissa in the days ahead.


rcubes said...

Glory to God! He alone deserves our praises. So glad to hear that your daughter is home now. May the Lord continue to cover you all with His strength, power, comfort, love, protection. Blessings.

Nancy M. said...

I'm so happy she's home now! She has a wonderful mama to take care of her while she regains her strength!

Tammy said...

Wonderful news!

Sassy Granny ... said...

What a precious brokenness - - to sit at His feet and realize His gaze is so lovingly trained on you. No doubt He knew you'd be blessed and grateful at His mercy, and by His healing touch upon your beloved child.

How He loves the praises and gratitude of His own. It's such a right response to His touch. I rejoice right along with you!

Bless the Lord, and may your peace be profoundly new.


Anonymous said...

Many of us have called upon you to lift us up in prayer-I know that I have so many times, you most likely despise to see an email from me...

It was an honor to help you pray for your daughter and for your family. It is most definatly the greatest gift that we can give to one another.

I Thank Our Lord and Savior for the good news!

I can not wait until she is completely well. I still pray for Melissa and both have been an inspiration to me.

JLI said...

Keep shouting from the roof tops! There is a lost & dying world that needs to hear about the glory of our Savior! I pray this testimony reaches far beyond the span of your blog and your circle of friends and family in Christ. This is such a POWERFUL witness to the goodness of God! I am so glad to hear of Melissa's recovery!

Liesa said...

Rejoicing with you.
Enjoy this down time with Melissa.
Enjoy some good Christmas movies and books, etc. Hello to Melissa and tell her that we are sooo happy that she is home and that HE touched her....We will continue to pray.

mholgate said...

Praising God that she is finally home! I will continue to pray that she heals completely as you all rest and recover from this.

Many blessings!

Joan Carr said...

So very thankful that you are home. Even though you are taking care of Melissa and the rest of the family, do not forget to take a minute or two just for you.

God is truly so good to us all. What a God He is, the 1 true and living God as I have studied today.



This time a song is playing on my computer [I have praise music on all day long] and the song words say:

"Abba, Father, Holy is Your Name.
Your favorite Name is FATHER!"

Indeed He was a FATHER this week! He protected, cared for, guided, healed and loved beyond measure!

Thank YOU FATHER GOD for taking Melissa [and Mama] by the hand this week and walking them down this path. Thank You for YOUR MERCY! Your are faithful God! We love You and Praise Your Holy Name [ABBA] and JEHOVAH! Holy are You, Lord!

Choosing GREAT JOY,

Edie said...

Praising the Lord with you Beth, and still praying for full recovery. Much love to you.

angelonwheels said...


I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am that you all have been going through this Crisis. I prase God for his healing upon your Melissa! I praise him for you and your unwavering faith! I'm praying for Melissa's full recovery!

LisaShaw said...


Love you.

Nana Jul said...

Hallelujah!! Glory to God!
Will keep on praying!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Came to get a report; just what I expected... more good news. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Keep watching, mother bird, and rest easy. Also forgive yourself for thinking that perhaps you could have done it better or that your faith was weak. Your faith was just exactly where it needed to be--cast at the feet of Jesus.

He loves you both so very much.