Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Psalm 55:22

"Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken."

I read this verse, one I've read several times before, a few days ago in a devotional. It has been stuck in my head ever since. The first part of the verse is something I'm learning to do more and more everyday. All of the trials, all of the worry, all of the anxiety...I'm working so hard every day just to lay it all down to Him. And He is sustaining me! Am I the picture of perfect peace? Definitely not. But I am being sustained. The 2nd part of the verse talks about "the righteous not being shaken." I certainly feel like I've been turned upside down and shaken! But, I'm still going to cling to the hope that God will see us through this...I'm praying that God will sustain my faith, that it won't be shaken.

In the past week it is almost like life is "normal" again (as normal as life can be with 4 kids under 2!) Brady seems so healthy...he is gaining new skills, new words, he laughs, he gets mad, he tackles his brother. It's very sad for me to think of plucking him once again out of his home and taking him to a place where they are going to "make him sick." I know the surgery is going to try and get rid of the tumor, but the risks of a surgery like this are very real, the setbacks are disheartening. So, there I go again with those burdens...please be praying that I can just keep surrendering them to He that has faithfully sustained me so far. Thanks for bearing with me through that little "therapeutic release!"

Sloan did call today and told me that the team had reviewed Brady's information. They are trying to set up a time for him to come for consult/surgery. The office kind of put us on "red alert" that it would probably be the week after next, but it could possibly be next week. Hopefully we will hear from them tomorrow.
The preliminary report for Cara's MRI looked good, now they go through it with a fine-toothed comb.

Matt is working on uploading some great video. I will update later...(Brady stood unassisted today for over a minute!!!)


  1. How terrific that Brady stood unassisted for a minute and Cara's MRI is looking good so far! Glad you heard from Sloan, too. Hopefully you'll get your appointment soon. Rest assured. God continues to be with you and will not leave you.


  2. God WILL and IS seeing you through this difficult time!! This passage is SO fitting right it is for me as well!!

    Keep laying those burdens down, he has much stronger shoulders to carry them on!!

    Thank you for sharing your story, Brady's journey! I will continue to pray for you all!

  3. Wow, if he starting to gain more skills, then I bet the tumor is shrinking or not malignant anymore. That is such great news. I am sure that makes you guys feel better. Big hugs to Brady!! Praying Cara and Allison are going to be ok too. That would just be too much...come on now! ;)
    Still believing and praying for miracles,

  4. bless your heart...and there's a lot of people in the bible that had to be retold over and over...and that's just the way god has it all set up for us. so, thanks for not trying to be perfect, but real and sending me a great reminder in the meantime. thanks.

  5. I LOVED the video of Brady. How lovely to see.
    Wonderful verse. Please keep your faith... it will see you through :)

  6. Please know that somewhere, far away, someone is praying for you. Love and light to you. Saw the blog at Debi's (above comment)

  7. Wonderful video! Go Brady! What a great verse to have in mind at this time. God will sustain you through these ordeals. Thank you for your realness and giving us a reminder of his wonderful love and care for us his children. We will continue to pray for you all and God will continue to do great things.


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