Shout with joy to God, all the earth!
Sing the glory of his name;
make his praise glorious!
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power
that your enemies cringe before you.
All the earth bows down to you;
they sing praise to you,
they sing praise to your name.”
Come and see what God has done,
how awesome his works in man’s behalf!
He turned the sea into dry land,
they passed through the waters on foot–
come, let us rejoice in him.
He rules forever by his power,
his eyes watch the nations–
let not the rebellious rise up against him.
Praise our God, O peoples,
let the sound of his praise be heard;
he has preserved our lives
and kept our feet from slipping.
For you, O God, tested us;
you refined us like silver.
You brought us into prison
and laid burdens on our backs.
You let men ride over our heads;
we went through fire and water,
but you brought us to a place of abundance.
I will come to your temple with burnt offerings
and fulfill my vows to you–
vows my lips promised and my mouth spoke
when I was in trouble.
I will sacrifice fat animals to you
and an offering of rams;
I will offer bulls and goats.
Come and listen, all you who fear God;
let me tell you what he has done for me.
I cried out to him with my mouth;
his praise was on my tongue.
If I had cherished sin in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened;
but God has surely listened
and heard my voice in prayer.
Praise be to God,
who has not rejected my prayer
or withheld his love from me!
Thank you Lord.
Ada’s Mayo appointment was a continued answer to our prayers–to heal our daughter so that she may thrive and enjoy this life she’s been given. I cannot even begin to describe to you the weight that was lifted from our shoulders the minute that Dr. Pianosi explained her x-ray results to us.
It was like a giant hug from God that lifted off the sleepless nights, the constant worrying and vigilance that we’ve felt necessary in the past year. It’s something that I don’t wish for anyone to experience and yet, if there’s something burdens your life so much, certainly, I hope that you would experience the same peace and relief as what I felt.
Ada’s x-ray showed normal looking lungs and bronchial clusters–whereas in March they still looked pneumonia-like. Her diaphragm, which had been flat and deflated in March, now is rounded and healthy. She hasn’t experienced any hospital visits or overly scary asthma attacks (she’s gotten two colds/allergies) and takes her medicine extremely well. We were in and out like nobody’s business. And it was glorious.
So, again, thank you for the prayers and thoughts while we were down there this weekend–they’re always appreciated.
And most importantly, thank you Lord for continuing to answer prayers.