Monday, April 6, 2009

BAD NEWS BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL

I intended to write about the faithfulness of God and I still will. Only I will tell of His faithfulness in the midst of a bad situation. Witt had a cardiac appointment today and we were told something totally unexpected. His leaky heart valve has gotten worse. It may require surgery but if it does then (in the words of the cardiologist) that's bad...very, very bad. Surgery could not actually ever correct this valve which is between the chambers. Babies who have this surgery do not live to adulthood. The heart is never normal. BUT we have a God who is faithful. We have a God who decides the number of Witt's breaths. We have a God to Who the word "never" is meaningless. We have a God who is very, very good in the midst of very bad. I don't know what God's will is but I know that He does have the final say. No doctor or test result ever does! Witt will go back in 2 weeks for another echo and in the meantime the cardiologist will talk with the surgeons for their opinion. Melanie and Austan are devastated but I know God is faithful. God promises to be their strength. Witt's life, his very heart is in God's hands and nowhere else. So in brokenness I am begging God to intervene. Witt is basically at the end of what medicine can do but not at the end of what God can do if He so desires. God is faithful to do His will. I pray that God's will is to heal not just Witt's but all of our broken hearts. To God be the glory forever and ever!
-Karen

28 comments:

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I am on my knees. God is faithful. ~Mindy

Raley Family Blog said...

Praising God for Witt!!! We will continue to pray fr=or him and for God to heal his heart. We are praying for strength, comfort, peace and joy for Mel and Austan. Love you all.
Alicia

lov said...

God IS faithful, and I will remain in prayer.

Anonymous said...

I am praying that God will heal Witt's heart. Witt is such a little fighter and a true testimony of the miracle of life. What a precious blessing he is! Praying for comfort, strength, peace, and wisdom for all everyone involved in Witt's life.

French Vanilla said...

I am praying for little Witt to be healed and for all of you to continue to feel the Lords strength and healing. God gives miracles all the time. May God bless you all!!

Anonymous said...

i am praying for witt's little heart. i am praying for melanie and austan's hearts - that they will continue to be faithful and trusting in God. know that people who don't even know this family are praying and watching all the time.

Penny said...

I am so sorry that the Dr. had negative news to give you. I do know that God is the very same now as he was before the appointment.
He loves all his children, he wants none of us to be in pain, his plan is so very hard for us humans to fathom.
It took me three years to fully see the grace in loosing our Makenzie. On more than one occasion I let Satan grab and squeeze my heart, giving into to the weakness tht I felt.
My prayer at this point is too ask God's strength in the coming days. For Witt to have days too numerous to count her on earth in his families arms. For peace and understanding with this news.
God is so good and Witt is here, here like all of us till our purpose has been fulfilled.

Continued prayers.........

Kelli said...

I can't even imagine what your whole family is feeling right now with this news. I know that you are all so faithful to God's plan, but that doesn't mean that your hearts aren't broken right now.

I have been praying these words over and over since I read this and know that I will continue to pray this for ALL of you!

"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit."
Psalm 34:18

countrycharisma said...

Praise the Lord that He is our Healer! And, if little Witt needs a miracle, He can do that too! My prayers of agreement are with you for his healing. God is faithful to deliver in our time of trouble. And, Lord, let your peace and comfort be with his family, that they may make good decisions and rest in Your strength and power. Amen.

Alex and Jill said...

Praying without ceasing for your sweet baby boy.

JulieandRyan said...

I'm praying for your family! Hold on to God~

Mandi said...

Witt is such a sweet blessing and reminder of God's faithfulness. I will continue to pray.

Jenn said...

I am praying for healing and comfort! God is faithful and has already shown that through Witt! Sweet little Witt is so strong and such a miracle to us. I will continue to pray! I love you all so very much!
Jenn

Mark Lupher said...

I was totally crushed today when we got word that our Grandson Little WitT's heart was getting worse. I pray that GOD will place his hands over WitT and heal him and keep Mel and Austan strong in Faith. I also pray that Miss Vickie (my Mother Teresa) will stay strong for all as we both feel for WitT and his cousin Elle still in TCH with surgery scheduled for tomorrow. All we can do is pray for the Doctors to do GODs will and make these two little angels whole and keep our faith solid in our father for I ask these things in our saviour Jesus Christ.

Love Big Daddy!

Leah J. said...

I pray, too, that the Lord heal Witt's heart as well as all of yours. I am constantly thinking of you all and praying comfort for Mel, Austan, and the rest of the family as you continue to rest in the Lord through this time. You are an amazing family! Your family and Witt are a testament to so many!

Devon said...

You are all in my prayers. God knows all.

Unique Unique Design said...

I will continue to pray for your precious little Witt and your family. May you rest in God's loving arms.
marcie

cheryl said...

I continue to praise our God in the midst of all of this. I'm so incredibly thankful for the precious gift that Witt is to all of us...God continues to change lives through him...of that I am sure.
But my heart just aches...it truly HURTS. I just want to "make it right" for Mel and Austan. I am acutely aware of how small and insignificant I truly am. I am nothing without my Savior.
And tonight I find myself in tears for Mark and Vickie Lupher and their entire family...I can't begin to imagine the intense pain that they must feel for their sons, daughters-in-law, grandson, Witt, and granddaughter, Elle. May our precious, loving God hold them and love on them in a way we can't even fathom. I pray for them the peace that only comes from Christ.
In Him, Cheryl

trash talk said...

I will be praying for strength to all of you and that God will infuse Witt with His healing spirit once more. He has baffled the Drs. more than once before and I believe He will again.
I will continue to keep y'all, Witt and Elle in my constant thoughts and prayers.
God is good and in control and He will prevail.
Debbie

Marjie said...

Praying for continued healing for Witt and for God to sustain all of you with His perfect peace in the midst of your brokenness. God's love for little Witt and for you all surpasses anything we can possibly comprehend. We praise Him for the hope He brings to us in Christ's resurrection - Easter blessings to you all!
Love in Christ,
The Murff Family

Biker Chick said...

Continuing to pray for your strength and comfort.
-Emily

Sonja said...

Reading in Psalm 139 today, and here it is, for you, for Witt, for each one of us..."YOU made all the delicate, inner parts of my body, and knit them together in my mother's womb...thank you for making me so wonderfully complex...YOUR workmanship is marvelous...YOU were there while I was being formed...YOU saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe,. Every day was recorded in your book....how precious it is Lord, to realize that YOU are thinking about me constantly..." and He is holding Witt right now as we continue to pray for his healing and strength for each of you.
Love,
Sonja

Meagan H. said...

God is great! We are still praying.

Kay said...

I think I have put this in here before but i love this saying "Faith is not believing that God can, it is knowing that he will". Your faithfulnes is evident to God the Father and he loves everyone of this family and all that love Witt. I showed the last blog to a friend at work and she was totally blown away at the strengh of faith that this family has and the hope that surrounds Witt. We can get so tired in the midst of the hurt and pain but instead of putting your head down, lift it up and seek the Father's mercy and grace. Love to you all. Kay and Dennis

Nancy said...

"You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance." (Psalm 32:7)

Loving you and praying, praying...

milillo fam said...

I love how boldly you claim our God as finding no meaning in the word "never"! Your faith throughout the past few months has truly humbled my own. I love you all and am praying for God the Healer to come in a powerful way!

Anonymous said...

God can change the hearts of Kings and the paths of rivers. I will pray for Baby Witt with all my heart.

Hilary said...

Still praying for you sweet Witt and all your family..you have captured my heart sweet baby Witt :)