Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I Believe, Therefore I Trust

(Originally posted on Jeff’s Caringbridge page)

Jeff finished his steroids this weekend.  He is able to sleep again finally, but the headaches and nausea are returning.  It's been a rough evening.

His skin is really showing the radiation damage now.  It is very red, and looks like it may blister.  Of course, that is adding to his discomfort.

Our boys started asking some very pointed questions after bedtime prayer tonight.  They are worried, but it provided a wonderful opportunity to review some of Jesus' miracles and talk about the power of God and our privilege to pray.

Are you facing anything right now that seems impossible?  I would encourage you to take some time to think about the power of God.  By him all things are and were created.  That idea gets me every time.  His creation is amazing--and yes, I believe it happened just as the Bible describes.  Just as I believe he raised the dead, and healed the sick and restored sight to the blind.  He is God!  And I believe he has the power to heal Jeff.  I don't know if that's part of His plan for us or not, but I believe it is possible, and I'm going to keep asking.

"Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth." Mark 9:23

Still trusting,


patty said...

only believe.... only believe..... all things are possible..... only believe... love that song.

Karen Anne said...

Would aloe vera help Jeff's skin? It is supposed to be good for regular burns.

You would probably want to try pure aloe vera. The last time I went looking for it stuff labeled aloe vera was often glopped up with lots of other ingredients. Or you could could just use an actual aloe vera plant, cutting off a leaf to get to the wet part.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Thanks Karen Anne. I had some aloe vera gel, but he ultimately went with a cream from Clinique. It does help with the burning. He said the gel felt sticky. :)

heidiannie said...

When my sister got that red skin and rash, we gave her an oatmeal bath and cloths soaked in tea- something about the tannic acid took the burning feeling away.

Keep asking, Adrienne, keep asking.

Kerri said...

Thinking of you and your family!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I'm getting caught up. You guys are going through a lot. It is such a blessing that you are allowing God to comfort you and are continuing to pray for healing.