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Tomorrow is our second Insulin Pump class with Bryon.  I am not a medical person or a techy person, so all of this new education had been very stretching for me.  Have you ever had something that you know you needed to do, but you did so with your feet dragging?  That’s how I feel about these Pump Classes.  I know that it will be good for Byron in the long run, but sometimes change is difficult for me to accept.

This week the timeless truths from an old hymn has really ministered to me…. “How Firm A Foundation”.  I remember singing this song as a child in church, and to be honest I really didn’t like the song (too slow and boring). 😉   But now as I’m growing in my faith journey, the message of this song is so beautiful.  It’s encouraging to know that God will be with us when we go through tough times!  He will strengthen us, help us and supply us with grace.  What a beautiful promise!

If you are going through a tough time, I hope that the message of this song touches your heart too, and that you feel God’s love.

“Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.”

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Even If

This has been a rough week for me.  We are coming up on the one-year anniversary of our son, Byron (17), being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

This week, Byron has started the process of being on an insulin pump that will help manage his blood sugar better.  It’s been very overwhelming learning tons of new information, and it has stirred up the emotions I had from when he was first diagnosed.

When Byron first got sick last year, a friend of mine shared a new song with me that had just been released.  It was by MercyMe, called “Even If”.  I remember leaving Scott to stay with Byron at the hospital at night, I would play this song on the way home and cry the whole way!!   I knew that God was able to heal Byron, but ‘even if’ He didn’t, our hope was still in God alone!

Fast forward to months later, another friend asked me today, “Have you ever heard the story behind ‘Even If”?”   She told me to search it on You Tube.  I was blown away to learn that this song was written by a man whose son was diagnosed with (wait for it)…….. T1D!  It was so cool to know that this song, that has ministered to me so much, was written because of the struggles that this family goes through with Type 1 Diabetes!

T1D still stinks – it’s 24/7.  It never goes away and you never get a break!!  But through all the ups and down, God has been faithful – I truly mean that!   He has showered us with love, mercy, comfort, and yes, given us hope!   “I know the sorrow, and I know the hurt would all go away if You’d just say the word, But even if You don’t, My hope is You alone!”

So no matter what you are facing today, you can know that God IS able, but ‘even if’ He doesn’t, God is still good, and He has a plan for your life!

 

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