My Mighty Rock

Psalm 62:5-8

5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.

6 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

7 My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

I woke up this morning to the words, “Nick needs to go to the bathroom,” and from that moment on the day has not stopped. Tim, Mom, and I got Nick cleaned up and moved downstairs to the new room and once I knew he was settled and comfortable and had had his medicine, I dove in to some much-needed tasks around the house. Mom spent the morning sitting with Nick. My oldest son (Erich) is home from college, and he hung out with them too, being such a great big brother and amazing nursing student all rolled into one! I am so thankful for his knowledge and his love!

Tim ran some errands while I purged our refrigerator, freezer, pantry, and some cupboards. It felt so good to get something productive done! I even pulled out our computer desk and untangled cords that have been driving me crazy for months!

We were suppose to be leaving tomorrow to spend Thanksgiving in Detroit with our dear friends Mike and Koren Furrey. Mike is a wide receiver for the Lions and we were going to be watching the Titans (Nick’s favorite team-sorry, Mike) play the Lions (Erich’s favorite team) on Thanksgiving Day with the Furreys.

Unfortunately Nick is just too weak for the trip. Our other boys would not go without Nick, so we will be spending Thanksgiving at home watching the game from our family room. It won’t be the same, but I just have to believe deep inside that God will bless Nick and our other boys in tremendous ways through this disappointment and their amazing spirits of understanding.

Ladies from our church are already blessing me and my mom by taking away the burden of preparing Thanksgiving and literally “delivering Thanksgiving” to us on Thursday morning. Wow! What a ministry of love. I want to remember this so that one day I can pay it forward to another family who is going through a hard time.

But, anyway, back to my day…….

because we are going to be here and the meal will be spread throughout my house, I just had to regroup in the kitchen. So I dug in, and as they say in our area of the United States, I “got-r-done.” Thank you, Lord.

I thought of all of you-Nick’s prayer warriors as I worked my way through the kitchen. I imagined all of the beautiful prayers going up for him, and I just KNEW that God was listening because Nick is stronger today than yesterday. His color looks good. He still has a sense of humor. He slept last night with NO Tylenol for pain! Amazing! I am so thankful.

So asI sat down here to write a note, I searched the Scripture for just the right verse and after searching through many different books for the words I felt matched my heart today, I came across one of my very favorites, circled and marked, jumping off the page at me as if it were saying,

“Remember me!?!? You memorized me one time while Nick was in his MRI! You needed me badly that day as the news wasn’t good. I’m still here! I’m still true! Your Rock hasn’t moved!”

So, as I stumble through life right now, trying to make sense of the uncertainty we face every minute, I am thankful that my toe ran smack dab into this Rock of Remembrance!

God planned this toe-stubbing. I just know it!!!

As you stumble through your day, I pray that you ram your toe into just the right Rock too! And I hope the impact is so strong that you notice and take a minute to reflect on the mighty Rock that never moves and that never changes.

Thankful for a Mighty Rock!

9 thoughts on “My Mighty Rock

  1. I pray for your Nick throughout the days and nights, as the Lord leads. My heart aches for you, but your trust in the Lord is a true inspiration. Ever since I have stumbled on your site, several months ago, I hold my kids a little closer and love so much more. Thank you for sharing your journey, God is there every step of the way.

  2. Praising the Lord for a good morning…it is always easy to hear His blessing of a “good” day in your voice – and it makes my heart happy! Praying for a beautiful Thursday for all of you.

    What a wonderful gift of love from your church ladies…dinner to the door!! ENJOY – you are loved!!

  3. Hi Tammy,

    Found your blog by way of Tonya’s at Safe in His Arms. I just want to say “God Bless You” for all your family is going through right now. I want you to know that I will pray for Nick. I know that your journey isn’t an easy one, but God is right by your side every step of the way.

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. amazing how you can encourage me when i come here to read your words! praise God that nick had a good morning and a night with no tylenol! hope it’s okay that i have shared your story with a couple of fellow blog friends that i am sure can be an encouragement to you right now.

    tell nick that i live in michigan and even i would not be rooting for the lions!!

    love ya,

  5. Oh, He is the ROCK that never moves.

    What a beautiful tender reminder of how faithful our God truly is.

    For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are
    attentive to their prayer…1 Peter 3:12

    Praying for Nick~

  6. Sraight from “Forever His”, Lifting your family in prayer tonight. Praying that you will have a precious Thanksgiving surrounded by your family. Praying for your Nick that he has many more good days ahead of him.

  7. You don’t know me and I really don’t know you…except to know that we are sisters in Christ! I became aware of Nick and your family and the events of your life about 4 years ago through a friend of your father’s. I was teaching junior high in a Christian school and we started praying for your family and Nick every day. We prayed for you everyday for two and a half years and then I left the school to pursue another job but have not stopped praying for your precious family.

    The Holy Spirit often wakes me between 3 and 4 a.m. to pray. Many times as I lay there in bed (sometimes wishing I could just go back to sleep before I have to get up and go to work)I start searching for who or what it is that I’m supposed to be praying about that particular morning. Many, many times, it is Nick and your family. This morning (Wednesday before Thanksgiving) it was again, Nick.

    My husband is a pastor and missionary and his life verse is Eph 3:20-21. I think this is a fitting scripture for your amazing family!