Praying to turn the corner

I read once that though we have peace in the Gospel, the DNA we carry from the Garden of Eden makes it hard to wait. It would be a lie to sugar coat the difficulty we are all having in waiting. Today is day 7 on the ventilator and day 18 of Mom being in the hospital. Many of you have mentioned her perseverance to us and we concur. She has fought long and hard with arthritis and macular degeneration and her battle has been part of her testimony. We know she has it in her to fight and while we want her to, we also want to recognize God’s way is perfect. If making her whole with Him is the plan, please Lord, give our hearts the peace to know it was best.

Day 6 – 10 has proven to be the toughest days for Covid patients intubated. Mom’s journey is no different. Yesterday, all the stats we are following moved in the wrong direction and remain there this morning. Our specific prayer request at this time is simply for her to turn the corner. Her blood pressure needs to come up, her oxygen demands need to go down and her infections need to dissipate.

A friend sent Maggie the song “Way Maker” which has been a solid reminder to all of us that God is the way maker, miracle worker and promise keeper. We recognize that acceptance of situations we cannot change and control isn’t acquiescence; it is trust, freedom and an opportunity to grow our faith.

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

A day doesn’t go by that we don’t feel your love and prayers. You are in the waiting with us and for that, we are most grateful.

15 thoughts on “Praying to turn the corner

  1. Libby, your writings on this blog are ministering to hundreds of people. I can see where you get your faith, from your Mom. She would be so proud of you and how you all are clinging to the Lord and His promises. Your faith will grow stronger as you endure this journey. Praying for strength, oxygen and healing for your precious Mom.

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  2. We are with you today praying for strength and hope and believe in God’s hand on us all. Tell Bill we love him and wish we could be there. dan and Doris

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  3. Thank you for the reminder that God’s way is perfect. I know it is true – we all do – yet it’s sometimes difficult to face and accept. Prayers continue to be lifted up, praise to our Lord voiced, and hope pressed against our hearts for our Lin.

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  4. Much love goes out to you all, countless prayers for healing, strength and courage for each one. Deepest sympathy in your loss of Kirk….a delightful, remarkable man. Thank you so much for your reports on Lin. She is a beloved friend.

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  5. My thoughts and prayers continue. Your blogs are uplifting to everyone who reads them. In this most difficult time , you share the good news of God’s love. Lin has taught you well.

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  6. I just can’t believe this is happening. I’m so very sorry for the heartache of watching your precious mom in this battle. You are glorifying the Lord and your trust or pursuit of trusting Him is such a testimony. Praying for your mom.

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  7. We want you to know that we are keeping all of you in our prayers. This is such a difficult time, waiting and hoping is so exhausting. But your mother’s strength has been passed on to you and we are praying for all of you to find that strength now. Love, Anita and Jimmy Humphreys Sent from my iPhone

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  8. We are praying constantly for sweet Lin and your family. Praying for the Lord’s healing and comfort for each you. Love the sweet Halbrooks family.

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  9. Libby, your faith is inspirational! Your mother would be so very proud of you! I hope you and your family can feel the prayers and good wishes being sent for Lin! Much love to all of you!

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