Wednesday, August 29, 2007

What Tomorrow Holds

You've heard the old saying, "I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow"? Truth is, I don't know what tomorrow holds. It is Surgery 2 day. It will be long and filled with unknowns. It will be a sterile operating room and a small waiting room filled with anxious loved ones. It will be friends and family waiting for news and it will be me, asking for a miracle.
Where will God be tomorrow? He will be in every aspect of my day. He will be with my medical team and in the surgeon's hands. He will sit with my husband and our parents in the waiting room. He will go with me into surgery, and cover me with love and grace no matter what the outcome.
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
I love this song--"Uncreated One" by Chris Tomlin (so sorry that I don't know how to post a video except to link to it). The refrain is my prayer for tomorrow and the days that follow:
O Great God, be glorified
Our lives laid down
Yours magnified
O Great God, be lifted high
There is none like you.
One more thing before tomorrow: THANK YOU. You know who you are. You have prepared meals and fed my family. You have been to the grocery store for diapers and dog food. You've brought books and magazines to help pass the long hours in bed. You have made phone calls and sent e-mails and written cards. And most of all, you have prayed. Words are inadequate to describe the great outpouring of love we have experienced these last few weeks. Our church family, our friends, our family, and people we don't even know...thank you for ministering to us. We continue to ask for your prayers and anticipate a time that we witness God's answer!

3 comments:

Theresa said...

Allyson,
We love you so much and pray for you daily. Please let us know if you need anything(day or night). You are right down the road from us so it's no bother. Take care, rest, heal quickly, and God Bless.
Love Joe and Theresa
Joshua 1:9

Anonymous said...

I could not see through the shadows ahead so i looked to the cross of my savoir instead. I bowed to the will of my master that day, then peace came and tears fled away. O rejoice in the Lord he makes no mistake-He knoweth the end of each path that i take. So when i am tried and purified, i shall come forth as gold. ("O Rejoice in the Lord")

Heather Menn said...

Allyson,

Hope called me last night with a great report on your surgery. I am praying for you and that the Lord will continue to be with you and your precious family. I praise him today for all he does and how he loves us and cradles us in time of need. You hang in there girl. God has great plans for you and your life.

God Bless You,
Heather (Hope's sister)