November 16, 2010

common theme and prayer request.

A few weeks ago I was feeling so overwhelmed by the common theme told to me by all of Pin's therapists. "She needs to right her head" is what I hear again and again. I work SO hard with Pinny at home and it seems so beyond my control to teach my daughter a reflex that should come naturally.

I was wallowing in my pity when a text came in. It was from Lisa Wells (my dear friend who introduced me to Jeremy) whom I hadn't talked to in several days. It simply said, "But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head (Psalm 3:3)."

I looked at the text. Then again. Then again with tears. Then again with a new understanding: The Lord is the one to do the work and I need to try my best but wait on Him to "lift her head." Then again with a humble heart at how personal our God is.

Will you join me in praying this for Pinny?

"Lord, lift Pinny's head."


1 comment:

  1. As a fellow-mom of a chronically ill daughter, I, too, often feel crushed with the burden of responsibility. Always watching, waiting for some sign of improvement. Disappointment and discouragement come with each ache and pain she has. While I am praying for Penny's healing, I am also praying for you and Jeremy. May you experience being "carried" just as the lame man did when his friends carried him, lowered him through a roof and placed him at the healing feet of Jesus. May you experience His rest in this very tiring time. Love you.