Grace & Mercy

Filed Under (Blogs) by Susan on 17-05-2011

It has been one week since our visit with our spine doctor.

I have to admit, there is a peace that passes all understanding. I cannot explain it. This time one week ago, I couldn’t stop crying. But since that night, after talking to Him, that peace has enveloped me. Wednesday night at church, our guys sang the song, “He knows my name.” Then I was singing to myself the old hymn, “What a friend we have in Jesus.” This hymn just beautifully illustrates the privilege we have to release our worries to Him. And towards the end of the week, I kept singing that song “His grace is enough.”

Funny enough, we sang all 3 of those songs at church Sunday during worship! :) And I don’t believe in coincidences.

I reminded myself from Lamentations, every morning we obtain mercy. So my prayer over Philip this last week has been, God, You are our Father who is rich in mercy; you promise new mercy for every new day. You also tell us that Your grace is enough. May we rest in your promise and your Word.

The message Saturday at church was on Faith. One point I loved was ‘what we hear from God is more important than what we see on earth.’

Amen to that. No matter what, I will believe the report of the Lord. May His perfect will and plan be accomplished in Philip’s life.

Because His grace is enough,


Need to Know Basis

Filed Under (Blogs) by Susan on 13-05-2011

Well, dear readers, it has been a long long time since I have updated you on happenings in this household. Let me just say, February, March and April have not been pretty months. May is not looking beautiful either. :D

However, the one good thing, is that God knows what the future holds, and I do not ‘need to know.’ I was listening to a devotion by Ron Hutchcraft (check link this morning and was just reminded of God’s faithfulness.

His Word is a lamp to our feet, and a light to our paths. We do not know what our final destination and goal is, but we do have enough light for the next step. Philip met with his spine surgeon this week for his six month follow up. We wanted to see how his curve measured out now. Unfortunately, his curve has advanced to 102 degrees. Our doctor is concerned about heart and lung function even more so, now.

I could not stop weeping Tuesday afternoon. On our way back home, we stopped at the church to just seek God. We ended up praying for our church :) Later that evening, as I prayed with Philip, I heard his prayer. “God, I know you turned the water into wine. And I still believe you can make my back straight.”

Need to know. I wish I knew the final destination for Philip and his spine, but I was reminded, it’s a need to know basis. I have enough light for the step that I am on, and I will trust Him to help us move to the next step.

Please pray that whatever the Lord wills for us, that we be completely obedient to His will, His way and His time.

May God strengthen and bless you in all your decisions this week.
Because every child matters,