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40 Days and 40 Nights

I can now relate somewhat more accurately to Noah, I think!  No, I am not stuck on an ark with a bunch of stinky animals sitting on a mountain waiting for the waters to recede.  But I am stuck in a hospital with a bunch of sick people waiting on a heart!  There are a few similarities, right?!  Neither are predictable experiences and both require a lot of patience.  Both are a work of God and will happen in His timing alone.  But there is an end in sight, thankfully, and I know it won’t last forever so there’s that!

Isaiah 40:31 says “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

This is a promise from the Bible spoken by the prophet Isaiah to God’s people.  Because His promises are meant for all time I can trust in them for me as well!  Right before that verse it says why…v. 26 “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.  He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.”

Because of that promise, on day 41 of my hospital stay,  I can rest in peace knowing that I am right where I am supposed to be and will remain here until the right time.  That God’s power is my source for strength.   And when that right time comes I will be able to once again run and not be weary and walk and not be faint thanks to the sacrificial provision of a “new” heart!

Comments

  1. Carley, Earline and I are praying for you each day and ask God to have his perfect will and way! I know that you must be very weary and ready to get out of there with a new heart! I can only imagine how you must feel because I once spent 17 days in a hospital and I thought that my discharge would never happen! I know that you have the faith and courage to face the fate that God has planned for you! Please feel free to send me an E-mail if you should ever need to talk to someone! May God bless you in a special way!
    Jimcone252@cox.net

  2. Carley, Earline and I are praying for you each day and ask God to have his perfect will and way! I know that you must be very weary and ready to get out of there with a new heart! I can only imagine how you must feel because I once spent 17 days in a hospital and I thought that my discharge would never happen! I know that you have the faith and courage to face the fate that God has planned for you! Please feel free to send me an E-mail if you should ever need to talk to someone! May God bless you in a special way!
    Jimcone252@cox.net

  3. Carley, Marilyn and I pray for you every night, and will continue until the Lord brings you a heart and you recover completely. Please send us info on how to contribute to your medical expenses.
    Love in Christ!
    Don & Marilyn Willis

    • Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement! Below are 3 different ways to give to those aforementioned areas as you feel led. Please know that we are so grateful to the Lord for every penny given to Him to help in a time of need. We trust in His grace and goodness in this mountain to climb. Thank you for your consideration.

      1. Medical bills: https://helphopelive.org/campaign/12541 (in partnership with Mayo Clinic)

      2. Loss of family income: https://www.gofundme.com/carley-and-joe-naramore (set up by my sister for us)

      3. Personal ongoing ministry support with Campus Outreach that covers my salary in reaching college students for Christ: http://www.coaugusta.org/donate/ (enter my name)

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