I’ve been putting off a blog post because there’s a lot going on and a lot of it is pretty serious. But then I realized: God is good and there is nothing more serious than that.
The day after I got back to Oahu, Mom needed to go back into the hospital. We are once again making hard choices and praying hard prayers. Specifically, we are praying to keep her pain levels down and generally we are still believing for FULL healing while walking in complete surrender. That’s the balancing act of my life. It is NOT giving up to give my mom to Jesus every morning I wake up and every night I can’t sleep. It is NOT denial to pray and believe that she will be healed in full. Mom’s a warrior and she’s fighting beautifully…in faith and trust but with that characteristic fiestiness. You know what I mean if you know Mama Gail.
When life gets hard (or gets harder or just straight up stays hard), I am so grateful for my people.
Our Kona Living Stones community is continuing to love us, support us, and do amazing things. There were over 1,400 people at the Easter service! When I see that the church is prevailing against trials and attacks, I am lifted up in my faith. Each person saved, each hurt healed, each life restored is tangible evidence of a mighty and busy God and work well done by good and faithful servants.
The day after Easter, I jumped back into my nutso nursing program. My Honolulu Bluewater community, specifically my small group, is holding up my arms like champions. Everything from having dinner together, to last-minute prayer times, to airport rides, to late night jogs make things seem doable.
So, I am seriously tired and seriously praying…but God is seriously good.