In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.
~ Psalm 4:8, NLT
~ Psalm 4:8, NLT
I have so much to write since my last post……..
some hilarious slumber party stories from Olivia’s sleepover Friday night
some humbling confessions of how I handled frustration with a teenage son
some thoughts on fear that I have dealt with in the past few weeks
And the list goes on…..but this morning as I was having my quiet time, I read the verse above and knew that I had to share about yesterday first……….
The teenage son I mentioned above needed tennis shoes. Actually he has needed tennis shoes for quite some time but either his schedule or mine would not work for this adventure until yesterday. So after absolutely “losing it” with him on Sunday afternoon, I felt compelled to make our schedules work yesterday. We needed a positive time together.
Unfortunately, as we walked through the mall to the shoe store, my cell phone rang and it was one of Nick’s physicians informing me that Nick’s bloodwork this same day had come back showing that his hemoglobin was well-below the level that is safe. So, after several phone calls and many held-back tears, the decision was made for Nick to have a blood transfusion this morning. I survived the mall with tears floating in my eyes.
My husband and I decided not to tell Nick about this transfusion last night, because he had a friend coming over to watch Monday night football and we did not want him fretting through the evening. It has been so long since Nick has had an IV. We knew he would be terrified.
As the evening closed and bedtime came we chose to simply wait and and tell Nick in the morning. Shew! Going to sleep knowing that Nick did not know what the morning held and yet knowing what I did was very difficult.
Nick was great! He was saying funny things as he got in bed. Simply soaking in the moment. Making us all laugh. He had no care in the world.
And when this morning came and he heard the news, he handled it with strength and beauty. I knew God was with him as he simply said, “What time do we have to leave?”
So, as I read the verse above and think of last night, I am overcome with emotion.
See, just as I knew what Nick’s tomorrow held and he did not…………our Father knows what our tomorrow holds (good or bad) and He is with us, He loves us, and He longs to keep us safe.
SO…………………..peaceful sleep is offered to us every night…………….
No special medicine required!
Simply faith in our Father who knows our tomorrows………..and promises to be there……..