Monday, October 12, 2009

More than we ask or think...

Monday was a school day for Jacob. We were home and found that the biggest challenge was staying on the internet. Since we are up in the mountains we have satellite internet service - better than dial up but frustrating. I think that every time there was an interruption in the signal the website for school shut us out. So each time Jake is in the middle of an assignment and it goes down he has to log back in. That would be okay but the program then shuffles the questions and he has to do it all over again. Frustrating. But we are taking one assignment at a time and trudging through. At some point we are hoping to pick up the pace.

Tomorrow he has 3 scheduled appointments: physical therapy, occupational therapy and podiatry. The podiatrist is to look at his heel - it has developed a sore and we need to look at how he walks now with his foot structure being a bit different from bone removal and grafts.

Also later this week we will be having a conversation with the surgeon for his thumb. I spoke to him on the phone tonight and we need to go over the options and make a decision as to what to do and soon, as what we do will also affect when we move forward with the next phase of his head surgery.

So at this point the major prayer request is still...THUMB. Perhaps we are still able to see some miracles happen. We have seen so many and we have trusted God for so much - not perfectly at all but we still need to remain on our knees with open hands waiting, hoping, trusting that He is here - healing - working - answering. In the midst of all this I must say we are pretty overwhelmed for Jacob - not really for us - although that is there - more for Jacob - his burden is pretty heavy. Yet he is trusting and seeking God. He is open to the Lord and is taking in the stories as they come his way of others experiencing God through this journey.

We are not done yet. Which on one hand is completely frustrating and overwhelming and yet is amazingly comforting as we know while we are alive on planet earth we will have tribulation - trials - troubles - heartache. We will face more sickness, more death, more calamities in life. That is the nature of the world we live in. Yet in the midst of this we serve a God who meets in these moments - comforting, protecting, teaching - that we might grow closer and closer to him.

"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations for ever and ever. Amen." Eph 3:20-21


Tom (JK Dad)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Will keep praying for Jake's thumb.

Lord, PLEASE restore, heal, bring it back! Even beyond that, I pray for you to give Jake courage for whatever you have ahead for him. He's already had to have so much courage and he's relied on you for that, but he still needs that a LOT for a long time to come. Courage and trust will give him even more of what he needs in life that something so important as a thumb will. Could he please be granted courage and strength and trust.....and his thumb??? We humbly ask in the name of your awesome Son, Jesus Christ.

Jake, know that we are all hoping and praying for the very best for you because we love you. Please trust that whatever God takes away from you, He will give you even greater gifts in exchange. Don't let go of hope in him for He "is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us..." (Eph. 3:20)
Know that if you ask for bread, He will not give you a stone. And if you ask for a fish, He will not give you a snake. But if He does not give you a thumb, He will still give you what you need. He is doing a great work in your life.

Love, Ginger