Friday, September 24, 2010

Through the Highs and Lows

This morning my dad woke up with a severe head ache, and the last few days his blood pressure has been really high. The nurse that gave him his steroid infusion earlier this week told us to take him to the emergency room if he has high blood pressure and pain. So with him having a bad head ache and high blood pressure this morning, mom and Narthea took him to the emergency room. Which meant that I was in charge of my younger sisters.

Every time dad goes to the emergency room, hospital, or even every time he has a major symptom I feel really scared. I try to act brave around my dad, though, because I know it would make him feel sad if he saw how upset I was. But after they left for the emergency room, I was snapping at my sisters and sitting around thinking about all the possible reasons for why dad wasn't feeling good. I started worrying even more. Then I remembered,

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." ~Matthew 6:34~

Right then I stopped and prayed. I asked God to help me not worry. I prayed for my dad, for my mom and Narthea, and for everyone else I could think of that needed prayer. After that, I felt peaceful. I wouldn't say joyful or happy, just at peace. I wasn't scared anymore, and I trusted God. He took away my worries.

The great news is that mom called and said that dad's blood-test results came back and they were good. There was one more test dad had, but at the moment I cannot think of it, and it came back good as well. So, daddy is doing better now, his blood pressure has gone down and after being gone all day, they are on their way home! :D

I was thinking the other day, "Why do we have to go through this? Why can't God just heal my dad now?"
He can heal my dad now, the thing is, He's not ready. God has a purpose and a plan for all this. This is our road which we must travel. God is taking us down this path to refine us, and to glorify Him. I can't keep making it about me, or what I want. Sure, it's not wrong to want my dad to be healed, but what God wants from me is trust. No matter what lies ahead, I pray that I can run the race with perseverance, and make my heavenly Father proud! :)

15 Greetings from Elven Friends

♥Bleah♥Briann♥ said...

remember who is always here when you need her Eldarwen... I have school sure, but you take presidence!

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." ~Matthew 6:34~

THAT... is one of my favorite verses. :)

I love you girl.
Bweah-bug ;)

Anna Gray said...

Beautiful post, Eldarwen. I am so sorry you, your family, and your dad is going through this. I am keeping him in my prayers. I will pray for you all to have comfort, peace, and cling to God through this rough time. I have a problem with worrying myself, and I have to keep reminding myself that Jesus is in control and knows what's best for me.

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."

Love you girl!

Elizabeth Rose said...

This was beautiful, Eldarwen--HE truly shines through for us, even during the hard parts of our lives. I have been praying SO much for your dad, and God is hearing our prayers!

Elizabeth Rose

Makay said...

YOU GO GIRL! That is a great perspective, and that is one of my favorite verses of all times: Hebrews 2:11...

I hope your Dad gets better- I have thrown a few prayers up to the Big man for ya. ;)

Love, Makay

Lindsay said...

Oh, I'm so glad your dad's blood results came back okay! Keep trusting God, Eldarwen. I know that must be so hard, but He will bring y'all through this trial!

Love you!
Lindsay <3

Eden said...

I'm so glad you're learning these lessons --even when it's difficult. It must be hard to have your Dad sick, but I'm praying that he'll get better! Blessings!

Anonymous said...

So glad your dad was OK. He is very lucky to have you as a daughter. I am always praying.

Abby said...

It is so great that the results came back good. :D We'll be praying!

Abby :D

Hannah said...

I'm praying for your dad!


Anonymous said...

I am praying for you and your dad Eldarwen! =)


BARBIE said...

So thankful to hear your dad is doing well. Praying for God to continue to strengthen and bring healing.

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Izori said...

I'm sorry that this is happening to you. You're an inspiration to me because you continue to trust God through all this. I'm praying for your dad!

Emily Shae said...

I will be praying for your dad, Eldarwen! You are such a beautiful and inspiring young lady. You have so much faith and trust in the Lord, and I could take a few lessons from you on that!

Stay strong in the Lord.


Finding Faith, Purple Rain, and Talking Cows said...

I'm so glad everythings ok!! :) I feel like I havn't talked to you in forever. Praying for your dad still!
Be praying for Karly and Kelsey if you don't mind, Kels left today :(