Friday, November 03, 2006

More Trusting

It was a difficult night. The fever started again about 2 AM and since Katy and I got very little sleep, Paul stayed home this morning to take care of Katy’s medications, phone calls, etc. I hit a real low during the night because of exhaustion, I think. I was trying not to borrow trouble by wondering how long will this last, but my imagination got the better of me. I heard Katy praying for me out loud. Without my voicing a single word about this exhaustion I heard her ask for more strength. Then when we woke up this morning there was an absolutely wonderful letter from someone very special that was left on the back porch. Just the way it was written and the scripture that was used lifted me up like nothing else could. God has certainly blessed me over the years with wonderful women either to teach or to teach me.

I just got off the phone with Katy’s physician and it seems she has a bacteria growing in her blood. This will be treated with an antibiotic, but it is never good to be growing bacteria in the blood. Katy was told by Jesus Himself that He had more for her to do. Therefore, this news is another opportunity to trust the Healer. We know you are praying. We thank you for that. This has been a trying time for all of you as well. Day after day we have all asked for healing. I promised myself last night that I would take captive the thought, “How much more God?” And replace it with, “I will trust in your unfailing love.” It immediately reduces anxiety.

  1. Colleen Knox Says:

    Hi Katy!

    I really enjoyed my visit with you all yesterday. It was such a blessing to me. I always come away from time with your family feeling so uplifted and encouraged by the reality of God in your lives. I know that many others are being profoundly affected by your life and your story. I just wanted to thank you for sharing some of yourself with me and everyone else. You are an amazing girl!


  2. Sarah Meador Says:

    Dawn and Katy,

    Praise God for the blessings I receive through you. Your unfailing and vibrant faith in our Abba Father is stirring and and inspiring. Every step of the way through this most difficult portion of the journey God is leading us through, you have shone like stars of God’s faithfulness and His promise that He will never leave us nor forsake us. I’m reminded of one of one of my favorite passages (and songs of praise) which is found in Isaiah 43. I pray that these words from our Father may be a source of encouragement to you, as you continue to be a strong encouragement to all of us.

    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you
    And the waves, will not overcome you
    Do not fear, for I have redeemed you
    I have called you by name, you are Mine

    For I am the Lord your God
    I am the Lord your God
    I am the Holy One of Israel, your Savior

    I am the Lord
    Do not fear

    When you pass through the fire, you’ll not be hurt
    And the flames will not consume you
    Do not fear, for I have redeemed you
    I have called you by name, you are Mine

    You are the Lord
    I’ll not fear

    Much love to you both,

  3. April Lang Says:

    Hi My Sweet Sister,
    I really don’t feel like I have any words, but that I love ya and will be praying for you! Your friendship is such a blessing!!! Don’t ever stop smiling!


    April :-D

  4. David and Lizi Says:

    Dear Katy and Dawn and Paul,
    We are praying for you and we love you!
    Love Lizi and David

  5. Jen :-) Says:

    Dear Katy and family,
    I’m praying for ya’ll tonight!! For Katy, that the fever will go away and not come back and that her body would continue to be healed and strengthened. And for Paul, Dawn, PB, Colin and Jenn, that ya’ll would be strengthened both physically and spiritually. I am continually amazed with the faith that is being displayed by all of you, and it is such a challenge to me to be more faithful to our loving God each day. Ya’ll are such a testimony to me and I praise God for it.
    With love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  6. Linda Kochendarfer Says:

    I’ve been reading the blog comments while we are at the conference. I have been brought to tears several times while we’ve been here as I have this special time to contemplate God’s goodness and plan for His church. You are a significant part of His church and I am learning new things each day from you and your family. I thank God for His faithfulness as He uses you as a living example for us all. I’m looking forward to sharing some of what I’m learning with you. Rich and I love you, Katy. May your body know His strength today.
    Mr. and Mrs. K

  7. Betty Kelly Says:

    I remember you very well and am praying for your healing. I taught you in preschool your first years in Mountain View Elementary School. You have grown into a beautiful young woman and I pray you will be healed.
    Read the 23rd Psalm.
    Betty Kelly

  8. Lael Says:

    Oh how wonderful! To “take captive the thought”. The words that come out of our mouth are so strong…how sweet to change that thought of frustration into “I will trust you Lord!” What an overwhelming sense of peace in just thinking of the very next I will get to respond that way instead of in a discouraging way. Blessings today!

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