You may want to sit down for this one! Seriously…sit down. I’m about to tell you how amazing my God is.
I know I’ve shared victories here and there that we’ve experienced over these last few months. And a lot of times those victories have been mingled with sadness and tears. But today, God just showed off His power in a mighty way to us.
Of course I have to start with the best news of all. Are you giddy yet?! Ha, I know what I’m about to write and I’m still excited!
As we met with our doctor today, she felt around on Bennett’s tummy and said some magical words that are ringing in my ears…
It is smaller! Now let me scream it for you as I do a happy dance… IT IS SMALLER! She even said he gets a gold star and wins the liver of the week award! His liver counts are still great and the bilirubin is down. So we have had NO grumpy liver with radiation. Amen!
Now I know that was just a physical exam and not a scan where we have actual proof of change, but I will take it. There is no way I’m going to let the enemy tell me that I shouldn’t celebrate this. It is worth celebrating!
But wait…there is more amazing news today (Ha, I sort of feel like an infomercial…”Wait, there’s still more!”)
We have a place for the whole family to live! Ahhhhhh…all my babies under one roof and my husband by my side. Thank you Jesus. And let me tell you, He gets the credit again. Not only did we find a great apartment with plenty of room, but we had friends offer to help pay the rent. This heart is simply overwhelmed and overjoyed.
And there’s still more!
Later today I talked with a friend and her family wants to pay for rental furniture for our apartment so we don’t have to worry about finding any. And they will deliver it and set it up…this week.
Lord, you completely take my breath away.
Just when you thought I was done…there’s one more blessing to share.
I got a text today from a friend of a friend that I have yet to meet and she was asking how housing was going. After I told her the amazing news, she said she wanted to help us get the kitchen up and running with groceries for when we first move in.
Yes, my cup runneth over, Lord.
So even though today was a long day from 7am-5pm at the hospital, it was wrapped with such blessings. Such provisions. God is using so many people to love us. To care for us. And He is showing off His great power.
I have honestly been learning so much about God’s power…specifically the power in His voice. He spoke the world into existence. He gives orders to the morning. He speaks and His creation listens. Just look around you.
God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. (Job 37:5)
The most amazing part is His great and powerful voice is in me because of Jesus. So you better believe I am using it to pray out loud over my baby…
I am telling Bennett’s body that he is already healed because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross. He bore our sicknesses, diseases and hurts so that we would be healed.
I am telling the tumor that is has no authority. It has no permission to dwell in his body.
I am commanding this cancerous tumor to be cast away from Bennet forever and never to return again.
The voice of the Lord is powerful… (Psalm 29:4)
When you pray, are you remembering the power you have? I hope so! Let’s pray it boldly. Pray it loudly. Pray it with authority. And pray it believing.
Prayer Requests and Praises:
- You wouldn’t even know that Bennett had radiation on Thursday, Friday and today. He’s such a trooper with no skin irritation or nausea. In fact, he’s been eating more lately! He still has radiation tomorrow and Wednesday. Pray for continued shrinking and no side effects.
- Today was the first day Bennett had a full dose of chemo. Typically he has half doses because his liver hasn’t been strong enough. But because his counts are good, the doctors went for it. Pray that it stomps on that tumor!
- Davis and Reide are headed to Austin to be with my family for the week. Pray that they have a great time and that their tanks get filled!
- Pray for the transition of our family to Memphis in a few weeks. It will be an adjustment but I pray for sweet memories here. And as much as I miss my home, my friends, my church in Lafayette, God is providing so many new lifelong friends here!
What a glorious day. Thank you, Lord.