Sunday, February 11, 2007

Prayer Request

From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psalm 61:2

For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.
Psalm 27:5

For those of you who do not know, Charity is in the hospital right now battling a very serious infection in her bloodstream!

Friday afternoon we found that she had a temperature of 105! We did our best to get it down but she was really foggy and unresponsive and Saturday her fever started to go back up, her vision seemed to be affected and she was becoming more and more delirious. We prayed and prayed seeking the Great Physicians wisdom and finally had her taken to emergency. Many tests were done and efforts to get the fever down but in the meantime her blood pressure was dropping fast and also her pulse was starting to slow! They quickly put a large port into her chest to send the needed fluids directly to her heart and were able to get her somewhat stable though as of now her blood pressure is still needing to be a bit higher. Finally they told us that they believed she was suffering from Sepsis Pneumonia which is very toxic and bacteria had already gotten into her bloodstream. (There is still so much we do not understand about all this but we are learning as fast as we can!)
Many things are still being checked and found out - one this morning being that she now has a leak in one of her heart valves - and we are still praying and petitioning our Great King on her behave to deliver her. Having Lupus for the past 12 years does not help the matter either!

As of now she is alert and communicative but weak and discouraged, so we continue to ask for the prayers of the saints to lift her up before our Father in heaven and seek His presence on behalf of this dear child of His!
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me!
For my soul trusts in You;
and in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge,
until these calamities have passed by.
Psalm 57:1

All that our friends and family have done and are doing we are so appreciative of and again thank you all for your prayers through this tough time.

And He said to me, " My grace is sufficient for you,
for My strength is made perfect in weakness."
2 Corinthians 12:9

God is our strength, we could not live with out His ever present help and constant comfort as we read His Holy Word and seek His face!

In the multitude of my anxieties with in me,
Your comforts delight my soul!
Psalm 94:19

For God has not given us a spirit of fear,
but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7

He is worthy to be praised no matter what takes place in this life. This is only temporal, for His Glory awaits us beyond these grey clouds!

"Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
and I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me."
Psalm 50:15

May His Name forever be praised and glorified and all His chosen people say : " AMEN!"

All things are possible with God!
Mark 10:27

I will try to keep updating as we continue to walk this path our Lord has set for us.

Love to all our family and friends,



Lady Rael said...

As I told Grace, I'll keep praying for my sweet friend, and her family! Our God is indeed good, and His mercy endures forever.

In Christ,

Anonymous said...

Just wanted you all to know you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers here at the White house.

In His Grace,