Friday, September 28, 2007

Praying for a Stronger Back

Today's blog title is shamelessly lifted from Stephanie Humphreys' Write Bravely blog. She does a very good job with it; go and read it.
I appreciated the thought of praying for a stronger back instead of a lighter burden. I'm going to continue to pray for a resolution to our trials, though, because I think we're about due a reduction in this burden - it's been promised repeatedly in blessing after blessing.

But I also need to ask for a stronger back. Somehow, I have to have faith that the Lord can give me the strength to endure. My muscles are quivering, and feel like they're ready to give out. I suppose it's a miracle that they haven't already.

I had expected to be well on our way to recovery by now, yet lately it seems we're right back where we were last year, minus a huge chunk of resources. I keep thinking that the solution is just around the next curve or over the next hill. I've thought that for the last thirty hills and curves.

Today a nice man came and took samples of the air in our house. For the modest sum of one week's salary (gross) he will take his samples to the lab and tell us if there are any detectable chemicals or molds that are keeping Kara from healing as she should.

In the meantime, it's Friday. That means pizza and ice cream. At least, that's what it means today.

We like to get half Hawaiian, half cheese. I call it the "hapa".

1 comment:

Tristi Pinkston said...

Don, one thing I've found to be true over and over again in my life is this -- we get stretched to our absolute limits. We get stretched until we think we can't go another minute, and then the Lord steps in and helps us survive that other minute. It happens over and over again, and then all of a sudden, He steps in completely and the answer is there. You're in the stretching phase, and He will always step in and help you over those rough minutes until it's time for the answers. Just don't give up. The answers will come, and when they do, you'll then understand why it had to be in His own time.