Hands and house

Hands and house

Friday, November 12, 2010

Streams in the Desert...

    I just came upon a copy of Streams in the Desert yesterday...reading today really hit where it feels lke I am. I am so thankful that we do not walk through all of this alone. Here's the reading from today:

"He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass."
Psalm 72:6

Amos speaks of the king's mowings. Our King has many scythes, and is perpetually mowing His lawns. the musical tinkle of the whetstone on the scythe portends the cutting down of myriads of green blades, daisies and other flowers. Beautiful as they were in the morning, within an hour or two they lie in long, faded rows.
Thus in human life we make a brave show before the scythe of pain, the shears of disappointment, the sickle of death.
There is no method of obtaining  velvety lawn but by repeated mowings: and there is no way of developing tenderness, evenness, sympathy but by the passing of God's scythes. How constantly the Word of God compares man to grass, and His glory to it's flower. But when grass is mown, and all the tender hoots are bleeding, and desolation reigns where flowers were bursting, it is the most acceptable time for showers of rain falling soft and sure to be followed by the shower.


I love this word picture. I feel a lot like I have been mown in many ways and am praying that I can sit and wait on God's healing rain to pour down on my heart and also on Georgia. We are now in the process of figuring out the world of Pediatric Neurology. Georgia's heart rhythm's are looking normal and we are praising God for that for sure. She will need the failing valve fixed and the occlusion dealt with, I am not sure when. But she is not having Ventricular Tachycardia at all!
Georgia spent her first 2 years of life in an orphanage in a crib 90% of the time. For the second year we know that she was having fairly regular Tet spells (turning blue due to things happening to her heart) and the Cardiologist is speculating that those untreated Tet spells have affected her brain in a way that is causing seizures. I think overall this is good news, I just cannot seem to wrap my brain around it all yet. We are now navigating if what feel like very foreign waters. I was told today that we may not be able to be seen until February. So we are praying for wisdom and direction. It is so hard to figure out when to push for faster answers and when to sit back and trust the process...
But one thing I know for sure, when things are difficult and I am weary, I know that God longs to hold me, heal me and direct my path...

Thanks again for your prayers

7 comments:

Jill said...

My prayers go out to you Shannon. I am sorry that you are going through this, but please know that you and your family and precious Georgia are certainlly in my prayers. Sometimes it is so hard to know HIS ultimate plan, but just know that you are not alone and His Plan is always woven so perfectly.
Jill

Tara Anderson said...

I love this analogy. We all want the beautiful, plush, weed-free lawn but forget how much time and effort that takes. It's very much like the "pruning" process used in the vineyards. But oh how I love the picture of His healing rain pouring down on the grass He has just "mowed" so that it can grow and become thicker...eventually overtaking all the "bald" spots in the yard and killing all the weeds! When you get through this, I think I'm going to nominate you for Yard of the Month!

I love you and I'm continuously lifting you up in prayer, my precious friend!!!

Susan A said...

Will continue to pray for Georgia and ask Him, our Lord, to work on this situation in the best way and carry you all through this hard time.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Rom 8:28

Mary Beth said...

You have been on my heart and in my prayers. Your Georgia is just precious. You must be feeling such a range of emotions right now. I am glad for you that you know something now and I pray for wisdom on what to do next.

Elizabeth Mills said...

Hang in there. You all are in my prayers and I relate to your weariness and yet an amazing resilience due to God's strength in you.

I have no thoughts on whether to push forward or wait for the way to be clear and open. It's a difficult balance...praying that the HS prods you forward and calms you as is fitting with God's will for you during the process.

Renee said...

Yes, it is so difficult to know when to push and when to follow the process. Are you on a cancellation list with the doctor?? Maybe that would help.....So glad there looks to be answers and fixes available for the most part. Will pray for healing for Georgia's heart and her brain....God bless.

Ben and Rach said...

Sounds like mostly good news! Always praying...

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