"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

Philippians 4:13

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Another Day Another Answered Prayer

    This has been another amazing day that God has shown us how much He loves us.  Today we met with the oncologist to discuss the strategy for Jeff's treatment.  Yesterday we asked for favor with the doctors and the Marine Corps so we could get Jeff home to Grand Rapids.  This is a big deal because the Marine Corps have very specific protocols for these types of situations and the protocol is to send the Marine to the nearest facility that they have to treat the patient.  This would mean that Jeff would be sent to San Diego and we would not be able to be as involved because of the distance.
    We asked for everyone to pray for this situation.  God is sooooo great!!!!!  The oncologist did research on the tumor that Jeff has and it is a tumor that needs to be treated by a pediatric oncologist in a very specific type of program.  One of the best places for this treatment is the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI and San Diego has nothing that will work for this program.  Our God is amazing.  As of now, Jeff has already been admitted into the program at the Helen DeVos Hospital and his first consult is scheduled for April 6.  This means that we will need to be home by then.  In order for him to be admitted he had to have several tests done and he had to be under 23 years old.  All of the tests had already been done last night so he was immediately accepted.  Only God could have made this all happen. 
    Thank you all again for your prayers and please know that they are working.  God Bless you all.

The Lord was essentially saying, "Paul, don't ask Me to remove these things, but rather ask that My grace and strength will raise you above what you cannot handle.  Paul, where there are no obstacles, there is no need for power. A victory can occur only where there is a battle.  The greater the battle, the greater the victory.  A true soldier does not run from conflict but runs to it."
In the heat of battle is not the time to ask God to take us out of the war.  It is not the time to ask God to take us out of the war.  It is the time to pray for His grace so we may triumph in it.  God is glorified when we face something impossible to overcome in our human strength.  It is then that His strength rests on us for all to see.  God's grace conquers every fear and obstacle we face!  Encourage yourself with a few of God's exhortations:*

Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ.
--2 Corinthians 2:14

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
--1 Corinthians 15:57

 What a goof!!
 He said he feels like Neo from the matrix...LOL
Hopefully the drain comes out today!

* Bevere, John. Breaking Intimidation. Florida: Charisma House, 1995.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

This is amazing! Can't wait for you to be home Jeff!

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