Good and Bad (by Natalie)

I have been trying to sneak away from Aaron for quite some time now in order to write a post but he keeps us very, very busy. We make sure that he is not left alone even for a minute because he isn’t able to get anything for himself yet or even call for help. It has been a wonderful week full of God’s protection, provisions and miracles. It was very shocking to hear at rounds yesterday the first mention of Aaron being well enough to leave the MICU. It was even more shocking when we got the boot just a few hours later. I became quite spoiled in the MICU with having a nurse, respiratory therapist and several doctors right outside the door all day long! 10th floor life is very different.

Just in case there are some of you who are unaware, Pastor Lyn Thomas is writing a summary of what happens with Aaron each day on our church’s website, www.ojaiwesleyan.org.

We are so blessed to be supported in prayer by you all. I have seen so many amazing things in the last week that I give God total credit for. He is answering our prayers! It is also a blessing to hear from so many people. Every card, note, phone call and visit are treasured. We check for comments on this blog regularly and are always thrilled to read what you have to say, especially those of you who we haven’t communicated with in a long time! Feel free to call or visit anytime.

I continue to have nothing but praise for God. He is good all the time. I’ve been learning the importance of praising God in trials as well as when things are “going well.” It is easy to praise God for good things but when things look “bad,” I find that this is when it is most important to praise and worship Him. Also, I am realizing that relying on God and turning to Him when things look “bad” seems to come naturally. But I want to come to Him with the same fervency and dependance when things seem “good.” I am trying to keep my faith in Jesus and not whether things seem “good” or “bad” according to doctor reports or how Aaron looks. There is an awesome peace and joy that God gives when you just simply trust Him and you don’t base how you feel on what the circumstances seem like at any given moment. My eyes are continually on the Lord!

Matt Redman – You Never Let Go
From the album Passion 06: Everything Glorious

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I’m caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won’t turn back, I know You are near

And I will fear no evil, For my God is with me
And if my God is with me, Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Chorus:
Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You, still I will praise You

Author: a. c. boydston

Aaron is Alive!

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