Held Together

Today was an information laden day. Dan took me to yet another doctor's appointment and much has happened and going to happen. In all honesty it can be quite overwhelming and if I didn't remember that God is over all I am most certain that I could/would crumble. There is great comfort in scripture for all scripture is God breathed, and profitable for making one wise. I am comforted by Colossians 1:17 which says, "And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together." We are part of the "all things" that are being held together by the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. No out of control or running amuck when the Lord is our God.

So here is the news that we knew was coming (just didn't think it was coming so fast). Tomorrow Dan will take me in the morning to have another procedure done. The surgeon wants to do an endoscopy to look around some more. Then, on Thursday, I have been scheduled for surgery. This seems to be a fast tract for sure but I am at the whim of a surgeon's schedule and there was an opening. But maybe the reality is this: God goes before us making a way because He holds all things together.

God is all sufficient for the road ahead. I want to remember this at each moment when the feelings go haywire. Let me end this post by quoting from "The Valley of Vision":

"The world is before me this day, and I am weak and fearful, 
but I look to thee for strength;
If I venture forth alone I stumble and fall,
but on the Beloved's arms I am firm as the eternal hills;
If left to the treachery of my heart I shall shame thy Name,
but if enlightened, guided, upheld by thy Spirit I shall bring thee glory.
Be thou my arm to support, my strength to stand, my light to see, my feet to run,
my shield to protect, my sword to repel, my sun to warm."

Thank you, dear friends, for reading and praying.


  1. There are no words except, love & prayers...

  2. Dear Judy,

    Thanks for the update. We will be praying for you and Dan and all your family as you guys walk through this. How kind of God not to have you hanging around too long, I realize, for you, it is fast but this is a good thing from a treatment point of view. Your words of faith have so encouraged me these past few weeks and I look forward to every update knowing, as you so eliquaintly put it, God is going before you.

    Know that we love you and are praying for a complete resolution for you. In Christ you have the Victory.

    Lots of love

    Sue and the Smith gang

  3. Wonderful words of wisdom and encouragement, Judy! Just this week I was prompted to "keep praying for Judy" in my prayer time. He knows all things and even allows us to hold each other up through prayer. What a mighty God we serve!

  4. We are so blessed to have the WORD to fall on. I just finished praying for you once again before reading this.

  5. Will continue to pray. So encouraged by your trust and confidence in Him as you walk this road.

    Much Love,

  6. How my heart goes out to my younter sister. How blest am I to behold the grace of God at work and in you. You are beautiful.

    I love you.