Yesterday was one of the most emotionally draining days of my life. The home going funeral service for my mother in law was difficult, but also very Christ-centered and God-honoring. It wiped me out emotionally, but it was one of the most spiritually edifying moments I have ever experienced. Truly I witnessed God’s strength being perfected in our weakness. God was gracious to our family and provided just what was needed.
As soon as the service and other activities were over, I headed back to Dallas to be with Trey. My good friend Jeremy Carter drove me back. We had a great conversation on the way down. I’m very thankful for such good friends.
When I got back to Trey, he was doing pretty good and was glad to see me…always something that warms my heart. He continues to have fevers though and a fairly high heart rate. He is also having some pancreatitis due to one of the chemo drugs he received…so his tummy hurts quite a bit. We were able to mange his pain through the night, but he didn’t sleep great. When he has high fevers he tends to throw up, so we dealt with a little of that too. Around 3am, he finally really fell asleep and we both slept soundly for about 4 hours.
One other situation that happened last night was a son of some good friends of our’s, passed away. Xander Moore, 11 years old, has battled cancer for 9 years. He has firmly held onto the Lord and been an incredible witness of God’s strength…but last night, the Lord chose to heal him eternally. As I heard the news, I grieved for his mom and dad and their family. As a parent of a child whose life is up in the air, my heart resonated with the Moore family. I went to bed with so many pains in my heart and was begging God for help for so many people.
So…I went to bed grieving over so many things last night, but woke up with this verse on my heart. God is so good to encourage me with His Word:
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (Psalm 73:26).”
Truly His mercies are new each morning…great is His faithfulness.
Trey is having a good day today so far. We are in a “watch and wait” situation and are desperately crying out to God for healing…which we know will come either here or in heaven. I don’t know what God’s plan is for Trey…but I am sure asking him in humble faith to spare his life and heal him here on earth. We will trust God no matter what though.
Keep praying for Trey! Pray for the miraculous. Pray for our doctor’s minds to be blown! Pray for God’s name to be made great through his little life. My wife is coming up tonight and bringing our youngest daughter to surprise Trey…we are going to let her spend the night with us. Trey doesn’t know…he will be so excited. Just keep praying…that’s all we can do. It’s ALL in the Lord’s hands.
We love you!