I hesitate to post this but my heart is a bit heavy with weariness and perhaps even a small amount of depression.
As I have been sitting here this morning having coffee, a verse from Galatians came to me. I began praying about it and felt a nudge from the Spirit of God to share what’s been going on.
The verse, Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2 KJV), causes me to wonder how do we do this? I compared other translations as well.
You obey the law of Christ when you offer each other a helping hand. (Galatians 6:2 CEV) Help each other with your troubles. When you do this, you are obeying the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2 ERV) Practice carrying each other’s burdens. In this way you will fulfill the law of the Messiah. (Galatians 6:2 ISV)
Too many times we as brothers and sisters in Christ fail to realize the enormity and depth of this verse. Too often we don’t tell anyone our troubles except perhaps close family. However, as I read scripture, we who have accepted Christ are family. And because of Him we should be close family.
So, in contemplating this verse and in light of what I just wrote, I felt compelled to share a bit more of the current burden in our lives.
On April 7th I shared a prayer request and have not been back to post anything else.
I’ve been busy trying to take care of my wife. She had been dealing with dehydration and low electrolytes since the 9th of March also lack of appetite, sleeplessness, and weight loss. The doctors at the ER treated her on March 11th and sent her home. She was at an Urgent Care on the 21st then to the ER again on the 23rd. They kept her in the hospital that time for four days and got the electrolytes back up and she did okay for awhile. During her stay there, a small solid mass on a kidney was found and we were seeing urology doctors about that after she was released. She went back to the ER on April 13th and they found her electrolytes off again and kept her there at the hospital.
As of this writing my wife is still in the hospital. Her electrolytes kept fluctuating and being lower than should be so they did not want to release her. We talked to the doctors over a week ago and it could be the kidney tumor is the culprit. So, this past Thursday the 24th, she had surgery to remove the tumor but because of its location the surgeon ended up removing the entire kidney. We don’t know yet if the tumor was malignant or not, or if it was the cause of all the low electrolytes etc, but the oncology, urology, and medical doctors all agreed this was a wise choice to alleviate any chances of cancer spreading.
We are praying for speedy recovery and that her health will now improve.
As I said in my previous post, I’ve been off work since the 6th of Dec. due to health issues. We covet your prayers concerning all of this and if God impresses you to help financially, my youngest daughter setup this page for anyone to donate and to know more of what is going on. Or you can follow more here on Facebook.
Thank you so much and may our God richly bless each of you!