Waiting on the Lord

To keep this easy, we will maintain the updates on Kendra's blog (www.preschoolersandpeace.com)

Some of you know that when I've counseled folks through life-threatening sickness or death occur, I have a favorite saying: "I don't understand what God is doing, but I trust what God is doing." I am not sure if it brings comfort or not, but it has always grounded me in the truth of God's sovereign control and what our response should be to Him.

These past few days, I've reminded myself that I don't need to understand God's ways, just trust Him. We've got great doctors and nurses and machines and drugs and everything else...but it has always been God that heals. Even as I watch them pump our little guy full of medicine and fluid (think tiny Sumo wrestler, or for those closer to us...think Kjeldgaard baby), I realize that I am helpless to do anything for him. We cannot pay for any better care, we cannot research and provide any better treatment. I'm sure this would frustrate some people to bitterness and anger.

My experience has been much different. In the midst of a raging storm, I am at peace with each diagnosis and questionable prognosis. I trust God.

King David wrote it better than me:

Psalm 33
20 Our soul waits for the LORD;
He is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
Because we have trusted in His holy name.
22 Let Your mercy, O LORD, be upon us,
Just as we hope in You.


Quietly Making Noise,
Fletch