Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Oh for grace to trust Him more...

Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus
Just to take Him at His word
Just to rest upon His promise
And to know, "Thus saith the Lord."

Oh, how sweet to trust in Jesus
Just to trust His cleansing blood
And in simple faith to plunge me
'Neath the healing, cleansing flood

Yes, 'tis sweet to trust in Jesus
Just from sin and self to cease
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace

I'm so glad I learned to trust Thee
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend
And I know that Thou art with me
Wilt be with me to the end

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him
How I've proved Him o'er and o'er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus
Oh, for grace to trust Him more...

~Louisa M. R. Stead

Jennifer's testing last Thursday revealed there was no GVHD in her eyes. Bloodwork indicated a low platelet count and low white blood cell count but more tests yesterday showed her counts had recovered. The tests performed on her lungs revealed her lung function is not up to par with her baseline ('baseline' being all her major organs' functions pre-transplant). The doc didn't seem too concerned with this but has prescribed two meds and an inhaler to help with lung function. We are still awaiting the bone marrow biopsy results.

Prayerful Ponderings:
Father, thank You for protecting Jennifer's eyes. Thank You for her count levels recovering. I pray for her lungs. I pray You will restore them and strengthen them. I pray for her other major organs, that You will protect them from GVHD. Place Your healing hands upon her body and restore her health. Father, whether You choose to heal her completely, partially, or not at all, help us remember that Your glory is of utmost importance. Our temporary discomforts, and even momentary happiness, on this earth are nothing but vapor. We are made for eternity. Father, thank You for providing a Way for us to spend eternity with You. We await the day when we join all the others who have gone before us in worshipping You forever, worshipping You perfectly- the way You deserve. Thank You for Your patience with us when we become so consumed with this world. Help us remember we are just passing through; not only is it momentary but it is to be lived with You at the center, not ourselves. There is coming a day when all of this will pass away, we will be called to give an account for the way we lived our lives, and we will be judged. Thank You that when we, as Christians, stand in judgement, we will be clothed in the righteousness of Christ - a gift You graciously made available to all who would accept it. Thank You for Your goodness to us. Thank You that even in moments of turmoil, strife, sadness and heartache, our hope is not lost. We have the hope of heaven; we have the redemptive work of Your Son to cling to; we have the blessing of looking forward to an eternity spent with You.

The Vandy Verse:
Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:5

1 comment:

  1. Lauren, thanks so much for the update, so thankful Jennifer is continuing to improve and doing well. Praise the Lord. Love to all Melinda Mc


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