Friday, May 28, 2010

A Nightmare

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I've just been through a husband became suddenly very sick yesterday around 5 am.  In 24 hours we made 2 trips to the emergency room.  He's doing better today but we are exhausted...I will try to explain more later.  I now know I can say I've experienced the "In Sickness" part of out wedding vows. I can't say that I have had much time to focus on God through this, besides pleading prayers, but today, in the quiet and calm today I read these verses:

Psalm 31:1-16 (New International Version)

Psalm 31

For the director of music. A psalm of David.
 1 In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge;
       let me never be put to shame;
       deliver me in your righteousness.  2 Turn your ear to me,
       come quickly to my rescue;
       be my rock of refuge,
       a strong fortress to save me.
 3 Since you are my rock and my fortress,
       for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
 4 Free me from the trap that is set for me,
       for you are my refuge.
 5 Into your hands I commit my spirit;
       redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.
 6 I hate those who cling to worthless idols;
       I trust in the LORD.
 7 I will be glad and rejoice in your love,
       for you saw my affliction
       and knew the anguish of my soul.
 8 You have not handed me over to the enemy
       but have set my feet in a spacious place.
 9 Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress;
       my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
       my soul and my body with grief.
 10 My life is consumed by anguish
       and my years by groaning;
       my strength fails because of my affliction, [a]
       and my bones grow weak.
 11 Because of all my enemies,
       I am the utter contempt of my neighbors;
       I am a dread to my friends—
       those who see me on the street flee from me.
 12 I am forgotten by them as though I were dead;
       I have become like broken pottery.
 13 For I hear the slander of many;
       there is terror on every side;
       they conspire against me
       and plot to take my life.
 14 But I trust in you, O LORD;
       I say, "You are my God."
 15 My times are in your hands;
       deliver me from my enemies
       and from those who pursue me.
 16 Let your face shine on your servant;
       save me in your unfailing love.

I would really appreciate your prayers today! Thank you friends!


  1. Praying for you guys! Thank you for sharing this psalm.

  2. Awe! Hope hubby is feeling better! Praying for you! Get some rest girlie!

  3. Dear Sweet Meg, I'm praying for you tonight...please, please let me know how everything is going when you can! I'm glad to at least know that he is on the mend.- We're on a "staycation" this weekend, so I'm not as much on the blog circuit as usual until Tues.- can you e-mail me a report? Glad I saw your'll be on our hearts.~ Hug, ~Kristin

  4. Seven weeks into our marriage, my husband went into the hospital with appendicitis. I'll be praying for you both.