Tuesday, August 18, 2009

VOICE OF TRUTH

But the Voice of truth tells me a different story
the Voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
and the Voice of truth says "this is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth!
~Casting Crowns

This song has really touched me lately on so many levels. God, our Father, IS the Voice of truth and He is worthy of all praise ALWAYS! There is so much we don't know about Witt but, THAT, we DO know!!!

Today the earthly voices delivered some crushing news...the echo shows that Witt's mitral valve now shows signs of stenosis, a narrowing of the valve that prevents blood from moving efficiently through his heart to other parts of his body. The doctors, including the surgeon, Dr. Morales, will conference tomorrow and then brief Mel and Austan of their options. Valve replacement is definitely being discussed now...that would require another open heart surgery. No matter what the outcome of tomorrow's conference, "I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth!"

Right now, Witt is having an upper GI done to try to get some answers about his discomfort when he feeds. Poor little guy has really been hurting. I am not sure when we will hear the results of the upper GI but we will certainly post when we do.

The song continues...

Oh, what I would do to have the kind of strength it takes
To stand before a giant with just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand

But the giant's calling out my name and he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me time and time again
"Boy you'll never win, you'll never win."

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
the Voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
and the Voice of truth says "this is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth

But the stone was just the right size to put the giant on the ground
and the waves they don't seem so high from on top of them looking down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
when I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus singing over me

But the Voice of truth tells me a different story
The Voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
And the Voice of truth says "this is for my glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me (calling out to me)
I will choose to listen and believe (I will choose to listen and believe)
I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth

Mel and Austan have chosen to listen to the "Voice of TRUTH!" They continue to bravely stand toe to toe with this giant, confident that our Loving Father has equipped them and their precious Witt with all the armor they need! They are STILL my heroes...slaying giants and giving God all glory!

As Karen asked earlier, would you sing with us today?!? We beg you to pray for Witt, for Mel, for Austan...and, please SING PRAISES with us today and everyday!

How Great is Our God, indeed.
Cheryl

9 comments:

Mandi said...

Praying (and singing) along with you!

Penny said...

Praying for Witt and all of you as you go through this difficult time. Watching little Witt experience these difficulties and not be able to make him feel better is such a challenge for you all. We continue daily to give thanks for little Witt and pray that god gives the Drs. some answers about his care.

Continue to stand toe to toe with those giants!!!! God is standing right beside you and many many of us are behind you!

rise' said...

Still praying and singing with you all....

Debbie Mueller said...

Praying without ceasing! Our God IS in CONTROL!

Our Rhabdoemyosarcoma Journey said...

always praying with you. Always Praising with you. God sometime call us to battle hue giants. love you guys and know your blog give my hope and encoragement as we walk and face our giant(cancer) Wichita Falls is lifting you up!
Cousin Jennifer
http://cartwightsoftexas.blogspot.com

Kay Ostrom said...

That is my absolute favorite song. It holds much meaning for me as well. Can there be anything more important than listening to the Voice of Truth? Absolutely NOT. Keep listening sweet family and know that he is listening also.

our love to all - Kay

Nancy said...

I love you all--please know that you are being carried by the prayers of many, especially on the days when you're feeling bruised by everything you hear. Continue to trust in God's perfect plan for Witt--He is at His work, even when the news is not what you expect or hope to hear. Please rest as you can, when you are able. --Cadou

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Praising God for you and your family and the inspiration that Witt is from moment to moment. Prayers for Witt and the doctors and Mel and Austan. For peace and wisdom and guidance and healing. Much love! ~Mindy

Marjie Murff said...

Praying for all of you as you deal with this disappointing news. Thank you for being a shining example of faithfulness to our Lord in the midst of tremendous difficulty. Your strength and faith help us all to see Jesus a little clearer each day!