Great Faithfulness

October 10th

Greetings! You may or may not have noticed that I didn’t write a post last week. It’s been sort of a rocky road lately. Since I last wrote, I have had 2 ultra-sounds, a chest CT scan, an MRI, numerous blood draws and several doctor visits! Sort of staggering, huh?

At my September 12th checkup, the doctor found that I was anemic, and in trying to determine the cause for it, she scheduled the scan and ultrasound. All was okay except for an abnormality on my pancreas, so on to the gastroenterology clinic for an evaluation. Their recommendation was an MRCP, a specialized MRI on just the duct system in my body. This was vague and rather inconclusive so next week I will have an Ultra-Sound Upper Endoscopy test. Trying to figure out just what the problem is.

Many of you have been walking this path with me, but I am asking for your prayers, if you are not already praying! Obviously there is cause for concern, but I am choosing to live in hope and God has indeed been for me lately, “a very present help in trouble”. Psalm 46:10. I have felt His presence, His peace, in ways that are impossible to describe, but are filling me with the joy of the LORD. Scriptures and hymns are floating across my mind!

As my son reminded me when we shared with him what was going on, “Mom, you wrote a book about how you learned to walk in faith through difficulties. Now is the time to show that what you wrote is really true for you!” That brought me up short! What an opportunity to bring glory to my God.

So, speaking of my book! It is still available if you are interested. Just private message me for further information.

In the meantime, even though we don’t really know enough yet to be worried, still there is that stinging little fear that says, “What If?” So I ask for your faithful prayers that the voice of fear will be silenced, and that you will sing with me:

“Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not
As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.
  “Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness!”
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
“Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!
2 Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
3 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside.


Until next time, with hope for a fixable diagnosis…Love, Lois