You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book.
What happens when life takes us down roads we never expected as a mom? I felt to share a few stories today and share the importance of holding onto God through it all. As a mom, I've had many tears and many wonders of why in life. I have also questioned God on things, but I knew that prayer makes a difference.
My first example was when my daughter (Tracy) was 2 years old. She tripped on my mom's rug and fell into a coffee table. It was sharp and cut like a razor. It split her head open over her eye brow. It was so deep and I was pregnant with my son. We rushed Tracy to emergency and they called in a specialist. The doctor had to stitch two layers of skin. I would be told that she might have headaches for five years, but the doctor said if he had done a good job, later in life you wouldn't see the scar. The scar would actually go into the ear brow. He also said it was a miracle that she didn't hit her eye and that it wouldn't affect her vision. It was a true miracle that day.
My second example is when my son (Chad) was 2 years old and got a muscle illness. The doctor said he had about three days to live and every muscle would close off. I began to call people to pray and ask God for a miracle. Tears of a mom and prayers made a difference. Sometimes we can't say words, but God hears our tears. Chad's illness would turn around and now he is an adult and no affects of that illness. The miracle is life, but also for the doctor. The doctor told me he didn't believe in God, until he saw this. He knew God must have done a miracle or this boy would be dead.
PRAYER WORKS ~
Tears from the heart are heard by God
Psalm 127:3 English Standard Version (ESV)
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
THE TEARS OF A MOM ~
As I held my five day old granddaughter, I watched my daughter get put into an ambulance. Nobody knew what was wrong, but her three stepsons were standing behind me and one asked, "Is Tracy going to die". Thoughts began and I waited for a telephone call. The telephone call came and I never thought I would hear this. Tracy is being taken by Helicopter to Stanford Hospital. She has a life threatening thing in her head and they need to check her out further. It turned out to be a brain bleed and months of recovery would take place. We are now at 10 months after that day and she is doing amazing. She is back to work and I can clearly see how tears turned into smiles. Her story is one of God working behind the scenes in many areas of life as well.
So does all our prayers get answered the way we want? Clearly not, because I would have chosen Tracy not to have a brain bleed five days after she had her daughter. She mixed so much with her only baby and is so happy to have time now with her. I remember praying and asking God not to take Averie's mommy away from her. God does answer our prayers but often in other ways.
I thank God for doctors, nurses, emergency workers and the list goes on. We often take things for granted until it happens to us. Then we look at like different and know to give thanks for health, strength, and able to do doing things. So much can change in one accident or life changes. I would like to say this, Mother's Day weekend brings many thoughts of yesterdays for me. Yet, I have learned to live in this day and just give thanks for LIFE. Life is living in faith daily, hope and trusting God in a new day. God is able to handle your day just fine and turning to him does bring true PEACE of knowing he has an amazing day planned for each of us.
If you are going through a hard day, please hold on. Sometimes we must just put our eyes fixed on God and know he is able. My prayers continue for each of you, your family and friends. I realize that Mother's Day weekend brings tears as well. Missing moms and the way things used to be in life. Having a mom who wasn't a mom or you might not have known her. Not everyone has the best mom stories of life, but we can all be grateful we were born. God continues to have a plan for your life and never doubt that. Maybe your don't have children and that causes pain too. Please know that I am praying and do care for your tears as well. Sometimes we must stop a throughs pattern and begin a day again.
God hears our tears when we lack words.