Troubles in this World

Troubles in this World

Yesterday was a hard day.  I found out a sweet friend had died, and my great niece had emergency surgery for a mass on her brain that wasn’t successful.

My heart is burdened. There isn’t much I can do for these situations.

I sent some text messages and said prayers for comfort for my friend who passed away. But my heart is breaking for her family (who we LOVE), her sons who are now without a momma.  I wish there was more to do to help.

My little great niece, Izzy, is at the Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.  We aren’t super close to her (family dysfunction- she’s my half-brother’s granddaughter.  And his ex-wife is raising her…so we don’t see her much except holidays…) but we love her nonetheless.  She was having terrible headaches, and they discovered a mass on her brain.  They aren’t sure if its cancerous or carniverous (meaning it’s feeding off of her brain and vessels).  She was air lifted to Children’s and they were trying to get her stable before surgery. But the pressure on her brain got too bad, so they had to put in a shunt…which also means pain management is difficult now.  They were again waiting for her to stabilize before surgery, but she had bleeding and seizure and they had to do emergency surgery.  She lost a lot of blood and they were unable to remove the entire mass.  So they are just waiting- and more surgery will be likely.

It’s hard to hear of someone suffering and you not be able to help in any way except pray.  And I know prayer is important, but I wish I could do more.

 

So that was my life yesterday.  I’m clinging to the words in 1 John 5:4: “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”

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For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. — 1 Jn 5:4



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