Thankful Thursday ~ Prayer Request

Update: Josh was released from the hospital late last night after a CAT Scan and being monitored for a few hours. They believe he had a TIA. He will be having a follow-up and two more tests in the near future. THANK YOU so much for all your prayers. It is so GOOD to be covered. We have no idea what is wrought by our prayers. Things we might not see here or understand. Never believe the lie that your prayers are unimportant! Blessings on all of you.

While I’m writing this post our firstborn Josh is at the ER in Tacoma, Washington because of an episode of aphasia. His wife Laura is there with him. We’re waiting to hear about his examination and if anything serious presents itself. He and Laura were in Tacoma today attending the funeral of Laura’s new sister-in-law’s mother.  It’s times like these that it makes it so hard being 1200 miles away. So what do I thank God for today.

I thank Him that He loves Josh and Laura and has redeemed them for His own.

I thank Him that He is surrounding them with His love and comfort right now.

I thank Him that our other son Dan and daughter Katie are driving to Tacoma to keep Laura and Josh company at the hospital.

I thank Him that Josh and Laura have been at the side of Laura’s brother and his new wife as they grieve over the sudden death of this new wife’s mother and they were at the funeral today lending support.  (Tacoma is approximately an hour’s drive from their and our homes in Washington).

I thank Him that as soon as I told one member of my family everyone was called and asked to pray! That’s a lot of prayer warriors!

I thank Him that now my bloggy friends will be praying, too.

Pray that this mommy’s heart would be still and trust in Her loving God and Savior. (Pray for the dad, too…)

There are more Thankful Thursday posts here.

41 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday ~ Prayer Request

  1. Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve your sick servant, Josh, and give your power of healing to those who minister to his needs, that he may be strengthened in his weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

  2. Love you all so, so very much. We are all praying and waiting with you. I got through to L&M in Texas as well.

    Father God Almighty,

    Be our shield, our strength and our rock. Be the master healer and protector of Josh. Cover Josh and Laura with your mighty hand. Thank you Father that Laura is not alone in the waiting. Thank you Lord that you are in control and Father we pray for peace and comfort. May the prayers of the saints be felt mightily!

    Amen!

  3. dear ellen, we are in contact with luke and terri as i know you are…jeremy hopes to visit tonight or tomorrow if is seems good…i’ve called the “sending team” to prayer too. your family is loved dearly. just so you know.

  4. What a blessing all these comments are! We have a mighty and awesome God and how thankful I am for our Christian family that spreads abroad beyond all boundaries. How I praise God for all his saints that are supporting our family in prayer. We are truly blessed to be children of the Most High!

  5. HI Ellen.
    I thank you for visiting my blog and for your prayers.
    I will continue to pray for your son!
    And for you and hubby……it’s hard waiting and trusting!
    Hang onto your scriptures though and HIS truth will carry you through.
    In HIM –
    Mindy

  6. Ellen, just got this request and update. Very thankful for your update. Will pray that the further testing reveals solid recovery and positive prognosis. Blessed by seeing your heart of gratitude in the midst of affliction.

  7. Oh Ellen,

    I am not just having time to check in here. I had no idea. I am so glad to read at the top that Josh was released.

    Lord, now I ask your hand, as the Master Physician, to cover Josh. Lead his Doctors to understand and treat his condition. Provide comfor t and healing to Josh and his family members, In Jesus name, Amen.

    Love you, Lynn

  8. I am late getting her today–sorry…glad to hear that Josh was released from the hospital! It is hard on a mom when she can’t be there with her child! But we have the assurance and confidence that GOD IS ALWAYS THERE!!!
    Bless you Ellen and your family. We continue to lift everyone up in prayer!

  9. Absolutely amazing to “SEE” God in this blog and in alll the beautiful comments of prayer.

    Father God, give Ellen peace thru all these godly people who love and serve you. Ellen and her family hold you so high in their lives. Cover and protect Josh and Laura with your loving grace and blood. You ARE in control and we give you all the glory. Amen

  10. On my knees Ellen … just checked in and read your request/update … God is in control, amen! The distance is tough but he knows He knows and you both love him dearly.

  11. So glad he’s out of the hospital now and will be getting the diagnostic work up that he needs.

    I pray for his doctors and all that will be involved in determining his condition and treatment and for a full recovery.

    You’ll both be in my thought and prayers, along with the rest of your sweet family. I know how this must be affecting you all.

    Love and Prayers,
    Kim

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