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Thursday, January 21, 2010

'Roid Rage

Sarah has been on steriods for the past few days and she is starting to get a little "pushy". She told Anne last night that she doesn't know why she says these things! We are trying to walk her through this process as more drugs are giving to her so she can understand that sometimes the medicine will make you feel this way, but God will still help us in self-control. At least we are wanting to believe the fruits of the Spirit are not pushed away.

Anne and I are taking shorter shifts because the amount of care is increasing so a 24 hour shift is too hard. Her mom arrives tonight so hopefully we can lower the shifts to 8 hours between the three of us.

Anne has also requested that I refrain from typing any technical information since I cannot spell correctly. :) haha Ok, I had to through that joke in.

Yesterday, a dear friend who is giving me biblical counseling through this journey asked me to meditate on John 14:1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me." It has been a week since we have been in the hospital and each morning our Father guides me to a verse about trust. This morning Sarah's devotion was on trust. At this point, I ask what is trust? To me, trusting in God means how we live our lives through this ordeal. Do we become angry at others, or love others? Do we keep our peace when the storm is raging in our lives? As I've been trying to process everything since the diagnosis, I've realized that we all have the same problem but we don't really want to think about it until we become sick. Jesus tells us we only have one day at a time. It does not matter if we think we have perfect health or if we are like Sarah with cancer. We all are in the same boat. No one knows if they will be here tomorrow. So to trust in Jesus during this time means we live for Jesus today. We share this hope with the parents in our ward. We share this hope with you. To me, this shows God that we trust Him with today and tomorrow.
I end with a few verses me and Sarah found comfort in last night. It is in Psalm 20 "7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.8 They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm."

4 comments:

大頭妹 said...

Just want to know that my family and I are praying for Sarah and the rest of the Clark family.

I haven't met Sarah personally but I met Anne a few times at the Thursday's Mom group. I got the news from the Mom's group emails and also from Pastor Brad's sermon last Sunday. Just want to let you know that there are many ECC families whom you might not know are praying for you as well. Trust in Him for He is good and His grace is sufficient. Please let Sarah know that she is not in this alone. We, along with many families from ECC whom you might not know, are all cheering for her as well!

The Lam family

Sue and Robert Stark said...

Jay, just like God to use you to say it like it is...AMEN! You stated the Truth...we all need to rely on Jesus...every minute of every day. We are all "sick"...unfortunately, Sarah is hurting physically, too.

The Girl's Club prayed for her this evening...so many people are lifting Sarah and you all up....all over the world.

Thanking God for the blessing of Anne's mom arriving tonight!!!!

In His Grip,
Sue, Robert, & Lily :)

The Mahoneys said...

Jay,
Thank you for your postings and sharing what God is teaching you during this difficult time. I always thought of trusting God as more of a mental exercise, but your post has gotten me thinking about the practical aspects of trusting our Lord. "How we live our lives through this ordeal", trust in action, can minister to our hurting world. Thank you for these thoughts and encouragements to live out our faith.
We are praying for Sarah Grace and all of you here in Massachusetts. God's richest blessings to all of you,
Martha Mahoney

Michelle said...

Hey gang...just heard the news today. We are praying for you all and love you dearly. Romans 8:18-30

Shawn, Michelle, Abby and Avery Henderson

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