Monday, August 3, 2009

"This is God's Message, the God who made earth, made it livable and lasting, known everywhere as God: 'Call to me and I will answer you. I'll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.' (Jeremiah 33:2-3 The Message)

Jacob is calm and resting and looking good. I worry a bit because I know that part of the detox is going to make him less comfortable and he will not be like this forever. But for now it is calm. The plan is still to begin reducing the paralytic medicines but still at a slower pace. Fear of internal damage continues - including his brain. The fever though has even seemed to stabilize. His breathing is good, blood pressure good, heart rate good. It is amazing and we are so thankful as his skin continues to heal...

...and yet we deeply desire to understand the marvelous and wondrous things that God is directing them in. The verse in Jeremiah is right smack in the middle of prophecy and judgment. Even in the midst of horrible days he will answer, telling us marvelous and wonderful things. Providing understanding and insight.

The doctor this morning said that he was over his head and appealed to the other departments to come in and give insight and understanding. God holds the key to this - my prayer tonight is that he reveals that a bit more. That the doctors would have great insight and that God wound intervene. in the midst of this journey he is fully in control.

Trusting God with Jacob tonight

Tom (dad)

5 comments:

Carolyn =^..^= said...

I'm praising God for what He's done and what He will do, and I continue to pray.

Anonymous said...

2nd Corinthians 1: 3-11 (NLT)
God Gives Comfort to All
All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. You can be sure that hte more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with His comfort through Christ. So when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your benefit and salvation! For when God comforts us, it is so that we, in turn, can be an encouragement to you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer. We are confident that as you share in suffering, you will also share God's comfort.

I think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. We were crushed and completely overwhelmed, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. BUT AS A RESULT, WE LEARNED NOT TO RELY ON OURSELVES, BUT ON GOD WHO CAN RAISE THE DEAD. AND HE DID DELIVER US FROM MORTAL DANGER. AND WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT HE WILL CONTINUE TO DELIVER US. He will rescue us because you are helping by praying for us. As a result, many will give thanks to God because so many people's prayers for our safety have been answered.

Bob Duffy said...

Tom,
We continue to lift you, Debbie, Jacob, and the rest of your family, up to the arms of Jesus, where there is comfort and peace in the storms you're going through.
We do also pray for wisdom and insight for the medical staff caring for Jacob. And we pray specifically for Jacob, that God would heal his body, and through it, God's power and glory would be plainly known.
-the Duffys

panther said...

i went to school with jensen he was 5grade iwas 6grade i saw his brother as an incredibely loving brother and son to his faminly, it is amazing what jacob is going through but when he is healed he will be all the more wonderful and everyone should prey for jacob:]

swimergirl said...

not only is jacob amazingly strong but so is his family.i went to school with his younger brother and saw what a tight bond that this family has. the strength of a family is important in times like these. pray for jacob and his family they need it.