Thursday, October 8, 2009

Update from our appointment today

I am so thankful that God's mercies are new every morning. Our friend Heather posted this verse on my wall this morning
Because of the LORD's great love you are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is His faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
and then our sweet friends Jennifer and Chad brought us a super yummy goodie basket for our trip to Ohio and it it was a mug that said, Morning, By Morning New Mercies I see!!"
I honestly don't know where I would be right now if he didn't renew my strength everyday. Thank you to all of you have been praying and supporting us through this great test and trial. I am only excited to see what God has in store for us and sweet Elijah!

Isaiah 30:20-21
Though the Lord gave you adversity for food and suffering for drink, he will still be with you to teach you. You will see your teacher with your own eyes. Your own ears will hear him right behind you saying, "this is the way you should go", whether to the right or to the left.
It's so amazing how when God is really trying to tell you something you see the same scripture over and over again. Several Wednesday Nights ago, Pastor Chris was teaching on trials and tests. He gave us wisdom and advise on how to pass them and come out victoriously on the other side. Who would have known that only weeks later we would be walking through the hardest one we have ever had to face.

Today we went in for another bladder tap. According to the ultrasound, everything looks the same. They could see markers of downs and his bladder was still full of urine and kidney's still enlarged. This time he was further down in the uterus and the doctor had to go through scar tissue to get to him. I am a whole lot sorer today than from the previous ones. The whole time I laid there I just kept begging God to give me supernatural strength to bare the pain and did he ever come through! We are still believing and praying for a FULL miracle. We are standing on Isaiah53:5 that says." But He was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole and was whipped so we could be healed." Elijah is healed in his body by the beating that Jesus took so that we could have life and have it abundantly.

We are at a major crossroads right now. The urine taps that they have been extracting are being sent to a lab to determine if there is Kidney damage or not. The bad thing is it takes 10-14 days to get the results and no one will operate on us until they see them!! In the mean time his bladder keeps getting fuller, his lungs keep struggling, his kidneys incur more stress. And we have NO IDEA what to do! There are pros and cons to everything. The doctors in Ohio say there is less risk to go ahead and do the surgery and hold off on the stint, BUT waiting 10-14 days for the kidney results could cause permanent damage and even death. Dr. G said that he would do the stint if we wanted him too. So here is what we are praying and I am asking you to pray with us.
James 1:5-8 says this. "If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking . But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in GOD alone. Do not waver. For a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.

I am asking for you to believe God. That He is fully capable of Healing Elijah's whole body. I am asking you to beg God for a miracle and help us storm the throne for a miracle. I am also asking that you pray that God will give us Supernatural discernment and wisdom as to what door to walk through because right now there are too many options and we don't know which path to take. I want to hear God's voice behind me saying, "This is the way you should go, Now walk in it."

Adversity and Affliction is valuable. We know that God is not interested in just simply rescuing us. He wants to walk through it with us. Just like Shadrack, Meeshack and Abednigo...There was a fourth person in that fire with them, and it was the LORD.

Oh God, Help us to be joyful in hope and patient in affliction.-Amen


  1. Hello, Les & Kelly. This is Josh Givens. We want you to know that our family is fervently praying for yours. We know God has a divine plan & we are hoping in Him with and for you. We love you very much.

  2. Brad and I are praying for your whole family! Our God is all-sufficient and He will make you whole, even when you feel your lives torn apart! Trust in Him and take comfort in His strength! Much love and well-wishes for you all!
    ~The Lattas

  3. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. (You don't know me. We're friends with Robin and Kirk - my husband knows Kirk through riding motorcycles)

  4. When you face what can't be solved immediately and you don't know how you are going to get through the next day or the next week, try thanking God in advance for His help. He is our helper. -Elizabeth Elliot

    Kelli, Debbie Clark posted this today on FB. I immediately thought "that is eactly what Kelli and Les are doing, thanking God in advance." God is glorified through your blog. We are praying for you. Love, The Bowdens