As we are waiting for God to fulfill a promise, perform a miracle or healing, or answer a prayer… we can become weary in waiting. It can feel as though the Lord has forgotten and we can begin to waver in our faith to believe that He will come through on our behalf.
We recently found out that our oldest son, Gabriel, has a rare condition called Perthes Disease. The blood flow is restricted to the head of the femur bone which goes into your hip socket.
Gabriel has had to stop all sports and cannot participate in gym. He is daily in pain and limps when he walks. It has been a long road of visiting various doctors for opinions and trusting God as Gabriel becomes overwhelmed with what he is going through. I remember after meeting with one of the doctors’, Gabriel burst into tears and said, “I just want to go to heaven… my life is so hard and no other kids have to go through this.” I just held him. No words could really change how he felt even though he knew that I believed and still believe that he will be healed.
A month ago we found out that we were going to have our fourth child. The day after I had a positive test, and had only told Bobby of the results, one of our girls in our Womens Hope Home came over. She said that she had been praying for our family the night before at church and the Lord gave her a word for us. He said, “I am going to heal Gabriel and I am going to give them another baby. They will name him Judah which means praise.” When she told me this I kind of received it but didn’t tell her that I was pregnant until later. Now, every time I read this I want to cry because God specifically stepped into our situation and gave us an audible word that he would first, heal Gabriel, and then give us the baby! We are anticipating his healing and the baby is due three days after Gabriel’s birthday in May! What a promise!
As we have continued to believe for Gods healing, the story of Abraham and Sarah has truly encouraged me. At times I may not have the strongest faith but I can rest assured that God will come through. Even when I waver, God never does and He always keeps his promises!