Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mighty to Save

"The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17

I saw this verse on a friends' blog today and was moved by it. Hillsongs, "Mighty to Save" is one of my absolute favorite worship song and moves me to tears every time I sing it. I have been saved, not just in the "I asked Jesus to come into my heart when I was kid" saved, but truly saved....from myself! The path I started down as an adult was not a righteous one but my God was mighty to save. I love how encouraging this verse is. I suspect it will become my next memory verse. How can anyone be discouraged after reading that verse???

This verse is timely for me today however. Emersyn is home with me; I called in sick. She seems to have a sinus infection, or at least that is what I think it is after talking it over with some other moms. It is draining as a mama to see your baby so unhappy and uncomfortable. I am taking her into the Dr. this evening and hoping they can give her something to make her better.

I also got a call today from my mom saying that my grandma's cat scan results did not come back positive. My sweet Grandma Gigi has lung cancer and apparently it is an aggressive form. It is spreading and the Dr's gave her less then a year to live. They even mentioned the word *hospice* which makes me shudder just typing it out. Growing old and dying is a very real part of life and the practical side of me says that everyone will die someday and you just have to hope that you lived your life well and hope that you had the opportunity to grow old. The emotional side of me remembers all the fun memories with my Gigi and my heart aches because my daughter won't know her as she grows up, nor will any of her siblings meet her. I have never had anyone close to me die before. My grandpa died 4 years ago but I wasn't close to him at all. My husband's uncle died a couple years ago and that was tragic and sad since he wasn't even that old but I don't think it impacted me near as much as losing my Gigi will.

My God IS mighty to save though. He can do miracles and before I start mourning, I need to give Him a chance to do a miracle and savor each and every day.

Emersyn is napping and I am tempted to chill on the computer. But instead, I will work out, using the temple God has given me and continue to do everything I can to make it a healthy being. Life is short and though we can't prevent every kind of disease, we can do our best to make our bodies honoring to the Lord.

Please join me in praying for my family during this time. Thank you.


Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I lost my grandmother to stage four lung and bone cancer in December 2008. She was diagnosed with it in January and given less than a year. My grandmother was like my mom, she raised me and she helped me raise my daughter due to my husband being deployed. I will pray for your family because I know how hard it is.

Jules said...

So sorry to hear about your grandmother. It is a hard thing to go through, stay strong with your faith.

Hope Emersyn feels better soon.

The Lenz Family said...

I’m so sorry about your grandma. My grandma Elizabeth (who Chloe Elizabeth’s named after) had lung cancer. I’ll keep her in my prayers.

LeAnna said...

I'm so sorry about your Grandma. My Grandpa died of lung cancer in 2006. Praise God we do serve the Ultimate Healer! That goes for Miss Ems, too. Praying she gets over that ear infection soon.

sister sheri said...

You're having a pretty rough day of it, aren't you? So sorry to hear about your sweet Grandma GiGi... I am so glad you were able to have such a good time with her at Christmas. I'll be praying with you for a miracle... God's arm is not too short!