It’s actually a nice change of scenery to be here in the ICU (clearly we’re looking at the bright side…lol). In all seriousness though, it feels like one step closer to HOME. That’s a word I’ve been careful to say out loud. Derek has said a few times now…”I just want to go home”…and it practically breaks my heart every time. The poor guy is so sick of being poked and prodded and starved for these procedures. But he’s taking it like a man…and the parts he can’t, he’s giving straight to God to carry for him.
I was was thinking about Psalm 43 again today and those verses that say “when you pass thru the waters…when you pass thru the rivers…when you walk thru the fire”. It reminds me of what one of my mentors said to me years ago. He said the verse doesn’t say IF you pass thru those times, but rather WHEN you pass thru those times. I guess I’m just pondering the fact that this life can be hard, hard like THIS, and God wants us to know he’s with us…”everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” That’s us…me and Derek! And we just so happen to be very private people…that’s why we don’t really share a lot of the medical details or really want much shown on Facebook about Derek’s personal health….not thats it’s wrong, it’s just not us. So I just wanted to say that sharing and writing about what God is teaching us is not at all comfortable. But we want to give God the glory for walking thru this with us. Our hearts haven’t been perfect or pretty thru it all either. So please don’t think we’re saints. This is just our “when you walk” and we want to be those witnesses in this psalm that give him the glory for what He has done and is doing in our lives. So glory be to God, not us.