May 11, 2013

UPDATE (5/11/13)

Today’s been another good day! Beckett is still up a little on his Oxygen Support, but he truly is doing well. In fact, I’m personally quite pleased with how well he appears to be handling this wean from yesterday. He’s slept a lot today and had some quality time with Mommy and even my parents. We had more visitors again today (which we always appreciate), and enjoyed showing him off once again (though he was asleep the entire time).

I was reminded of Habakkuk 3 today that even though our individual “situations” may not be ideal or desired, God still deserves our praise. See verses 17-18:
“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.”
But even more intriguing is verse 19 which says:
“God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.”
I must point out that God prepares our way, he “makes my feet like a deer’s”. As in, we are ready for the trials to come (even if we don’t feel like we are). But all the more interesting are the intentional words used that our Lord “makes me tread on my high places.” Again, I was reminded today that these “high places” are dangerous. Though we are blessed with a “view” that many aren’t privileged to see, these high places can be scary and require a trust in the Lord and his sovereign plan that he has specifically prepared us for, maybe for our good, maybe for someone else’s, maybe both. So, we continue to praise the Lord for the events and situation at hand, reminding ourselves and one another that God is good, he is ALWAYS in control, and we put our trust and Beckett’s life in his hands and his care…not ours. We will commit to being a good steward of all that the Lord has given us for however long we have it. To God be the glory!


— with Leah ‘Whiteley’ Rupp at Riley Children’s Hospital.

4 thoughts on “May 11, 2013

  1. Thanking God for His touch on Beckett’s life as he is being weaned off the meds and going through the withdrawal…yet still able to have a good day. Also thankful for the encouragement that it is for you Leah. Way to go Beckett and God! Thank you Lord!

  2. That was supposed to read “encouragement to you and Leah”. Sorry…

  3. Ann Olson says:

    Amen!!! God is so good! Love to you all!

  4. child of God says:

    Praise GOD!! Father is answering prayer!! 🙂

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