Two weeks ago, on Saturday, February 10th, I took my husband of 46 ½ years to the emergency room after about three weeks of him not being able to get rid of a cough, tiredness, shortness of breath, and various other symptoms. We thought maybe he had pneumonia.
We were wrong.
Five days later, Thursday, February 15th, we came home. He had a pacemaker in place, a monitor beside the bed, new prescriptions, and a list of appointments for follow-up care.
It’s been a scary time, with lots of prayers for healing surrounding my husband.
Our Heavenly Father has answered prayer after prayer, never once leaving us to face this time alone. We are so very thankful.
During one of my particularly hard worrying times, my Father gently reminded me to take one moment at a time, trusting Him for that moment, and knowing that He will supply exactly what we need at exactly the right time, not before. The worry was coming from the “what ifs” I was allowing into my thoughts. “What if” is never about the present, but always about the future. God’s got our future in His hands and He is taking care of it. We have Him in the present moment, right now, right when we need Him. There are not enough words of gratitude to offer the thanks my heart is bursting to give to Him.
And today was a very special day…today, my husband and I were visiting together, and we both enjoyed a good laugh!
Laughter wasn’t one of the sounds that interrupted my worrisome thoughts for several days, so when the gift of laughter came to us today, it was really, really appreciated!
Psalm 126:2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
Prayer: Father, thank You for holding us close to You when we are scared and feeling broken-hearted, unable to put one foot in front of the other. Thank You for understanding and loving us when our faith seems weak and our trust is wavering. Thank You, God, for being our very real help in times of trouble. Father, I thank You!