♕ Today's Promise: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7
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My son whom was healthy the one day, was suddenly admitted to hospital the next for possible appendicitis. It was swollen in the area but they were not sure whether it was the appendix or maybe even the intestines.He was admitted to hospital and I stayed with him and as worried as I was I still knew that my dearest Heavenly Husband has His son's best interest at heart and that He loves him even more than I do. And that He will use this for good.
In the evening we would read bible together but that evening I did not have my bible with me but the Lord led me to look online and I found Psalm 91 in the Afrikaans Message version. So I read it for us and as I was reading it, an absolute calm came over me. I just knew my son would be fine and that I had nothing to worry about.
The next morning the doctor came early and said that although he wanted to keep my son for another evening, he can see that I will look after him at home and then he gave me his cellphone number, can you believe it!!!! Told me to call him any time at night if anything happens. What specialists does that???
Now it was not that I minded staying over if it was needed but remember I still have a daughter and she had to go to her dad for the evening and they had to travel all the way back to where we live to get to school in the morning. This is about a 45-minute journey if there is no traffic but in morning traffic it can be up to an hour or more travel time if you don't leave early enough. So the Lord knew all our needs and He planned for all of it as He always does.
So the day my son was released from hospital, their dad asked if we can just wait at hospital for him so he can come and see us before we left. While we were sitting in the cafeteria having some coffee he said that when he and my daughter came home the previous evening she took out her books and immediately started with homework. He was very surprised about this. I could not understand the surprise and then he said that something like that does not happen in their home with his stepson.
I told him that I have no problem with the children and home work, they have their schedule and they keep to it. We have a well-worked out daily routine. This ladies, I just want to let you know I learned from Workers @ Home. And through this my dear Lord just showed me once again that everything I always thought was so perfect, was not as I imagine it in my mind.
Today my son got a blood test again and is seeing the doctor again to make sure his infection count has dropped sufficiently, but I am looking at him over the computer screen while I am typing this and he is catching up on the work that he is missing in school and he looks as healthy as ever!!!
I want to quote the piece out of Psalm 91 (The Message) that touched my heart and just gave me so much peace:
"His huge outstretched arms protect you— under them, you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm."
WOW, his arms fend of all harm!!!! Even reading it again today, tears are streaming down my face. How can I ever doubt His love and His protection?