Monday, December 22, 2008

"ME" of little Faith!

It just occurred to me this morning... yesterday, when Liz was experiencing these headaches beyond anything I could imagine, that i cried out, I quickly tapped into the elders and pastors of our church to pray for Liz, to bring these headaches to an end. The doctors at Children's knew that if these headaches persisted that it would be important to rule out bleeding on Lizzy's brain. I am very happy to share with you this morning that Liz has had a very comfortable evening and nights sleep. Those horrible headaches went away!
So was it the fluids they gave Liz? The medicine to settle her stomach? The Tylenol? We were already giving her Tylenol at home...
Then it occurred to me, wow, how quick I was to enlist everyone to pray for Liz, yet when Liz suddenly was feeling better I wasn't nearly as quick to thank God for answered prayer!
That is unfortunately how I often operate, quick to enlist God's help and not as quick to recognize answered prayer.
So this morning I praise you God for answered prayer!
I thank you for putting up with me when I fail to recognize how you are moving through this whole experience.
Thank you for Liz's health, the people at Children's hospital, all of our friends that continue to pray for, and support Liz.
You are an awesome God! I give thanks and praise to you! Randy

...said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!" Mark 9:23-24


Cindy Dodson said...

Randy, I continue to be inspired by your witness. You, who have more faith than many of us, continue to put yourself out there as a work in progress. Amazing. We are so glad that Liz is feeling better and join you in thanking the Lord for this gift. We hope that Liz's hospital stay is short and that she gets her own comfy bed soon. Your whole family continues to be on our hearts daily. Every day is a day closer to treatment completion!
Love and Peace to all,
The Dodsons

The Noe's said...

Lizzie, Praise God you are feeling better and resting! Much Love, Hugs, Blessings and Prayers for the Lothrop Clan!

Christina Schnitzler said...

Praise God for that eye opening recognition you had :) That is awesome that you were able to see that it was God answering the prayers of sooo many praying for Lizzy :) I know that it is very easy to cry out to him when you are desperate..but sometimes we do forget to see the answered prayer and praise God for it :) You Lothrops are one amazing family and are extremely blessed to have each other :) and we all are extremely blessed to know you :)