In my last post in June, I shared how my hubs and I were on our way to Florida to bid farewell to our dear SIL Bryan as he departed on an 11 month deployment and were looking forward to spending time with our daughter Katie over the summer.
A few days after Bryan left, Katie noticed that her eyesight was blurry and thought maybe she needed to have her eyes checked. We made an appointment for a routine eye examine with an optometrist and thought that she simply needed glasses but upon examination the optometrist was unable to help her vision whatsoever. Her eye sight began to decline rapidly and she was immediately referred to a cornea specialist/ophthalmologist who after weeks of testing was unable to find an answer as to why her eyesight was declining and referred Katie to a neurologist STAT. Brain and spinal MRI's were run and numerous tests were performed, but still no answers.....all the while her eye sight still declining! After several more weeks, she was referred to an excellent neuro-ophthalmologist who ran extensive batteries of tests/scans over several more weeks and to our complete dismay we recently learned that Katie had suffered a stroke in her optic nerves! Her specialist believes that the stroke was caused by the infertility injections of Menopur she has been on for over a year and the recovery of her sight is uncertain. At this time she has peripheral vision only and is unable to read or see details....it is her center vision that was affected. Also, in the midst of all this turmoil she broke her foot and will be in a cast for several months and then rehab. My hubs has taken an early retirement so we can together do all that is possible to help our daughter.
As you can imagine, dear blog friends, we are completely shocked and heart broken that such a thing could happen to our precious daughter and humbly ask for your prayers. The last several months have been very difficult indeed with days and nights filled with questions, uncertainties, turmoil and tears, BUT one thing I know and am fully persuaded.....He is an ever present Help in times of trouble and will lead us through this storm!
We are standing in faith believing upon the Word of God and WE ARE BELIEVING FOR A MIRACLE! We serve a miracle working God and believing for full restoration of Katie's optic nerves and recovery of her sight, in the mighty name of JESUS!
The Lord has given me several powerful Promises to stand upon that have ministered great strength, peace and hope to our hearts as we wait for the full manifestation of Katie's miracle. When my heart, mind and emotions begin to crater I quickly lay-hold of these anchor scriptures and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep trusting Him moment by moment and day by day for Katie's complete recovery. I share a few of these Promises with you below as a declaration of His faithfulness.....There is NOTHING too difficult for our God!...He watches over His Word to perform it!....
But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities;
the chastisement needful to obtain
peace and well-being
for us was upon Him, and with the stripes that
wounded Him, "Katie" is healed and made whole.
Isaiah 53:5 amp (emphasis added)
I will pour robust well being into her (Katie) like a river.....
Isaiah 66:12 MSG (emphasis added)
But blessed are your eyes (Katie)
for they see...
Matthew 13:16 (emphasis added)
God is in the midst of her (Katie), she shall not be moved; God shall help her
and that right early.
For I,saith the Lord
will be unto her "Katie"
a wall of fire round about and will
be the glory in the midst of her.
Zechariah 2:5 (emphasis added)
Glory = the very presence of God, anointing, resurrection power, life, deliverance, healing, restoration, nothing missing, nothing broken, God's immense protective presence...HALLELUJAH!
We believe the report of the Lord.....by His stripes Katie is healed!
Bless you sweet friends for standing in prayer for Katie and my family, you are such a blessing!.....
The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of
a righteous man makes tremendous
power available (dynamic in it's working)!
James 5:16 amp (emphasis added)
As time allows, I hope to make some blog visits now and then. I trust you understand that my full attention is devoted to Katie and my family at this time. I'm praying for you and hope that all is well with you and yours ...Bless you!
HE IS FAITHFUL!