Monday February 27, 2012

 “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”  – Zephaniah 3:17

Most of the day my heart just felt real heavy because my mind was on what my family was going through with one of our cats. I cried off and on and I kept asking God for His mercy and protection on my family. In the morning when I did my devotions I found it hard to focus on the Lord and to really press in.

Around 4:00pm I spoke to my Mom on Skype. We spoke for around an hour. She wanted to give me another update on how Libby is doing and I’m so glad she had the morning off for us to have that Skype call. My Mom told me that she picked up Libby today from the cat hospital at 7:30am and then she took her to our family’s veterinary clinic. Libby will stay there for the rest of the day and then at 5:30pm my parents will go back to check on her and see what is the next step.

I asked my Mom what the doctor said when she brought Libby to the clinic this morning. I’m sure by now they have met a lot of veterinary doctors! My Mom told me that the doctor at the clinic only gave Libby a 50/50 chance of survival however we believe that God will give her a FULL complete recovery.

The doctor did blood work yesterday on Libby and the blood level has come down which is a good sign. Libby was given morphine for the pain, she now has a mouth ulcer, the kidney situation which we found out from Saturday and she continues to be on an intravenous (IV) to be help get more fluids in her.

My Mom also told me when they (my parents and my brother) went to the cat hospital

Libby in the hospital.

yesterday for around a half an hour to visit Libby that they did see some good signs. My Mom said Libby looked a lot more alert and responsive to her surroundings which is a very good sign. My brother Jonathan took a picture of her and he posted it on facebook. When I saw the picture my heart just broke to see her in that condition. It was just difficult for me to see her with a bandage wrapped around one of her legs and the IV in it. My heart just sunk when I saw that picture because I’m sure she is going through a lot and I remember how difficult it was for her when she got spayed and declawed when she was a kitten.

I just kept thinking why is this happening to our sweet Libby, to my family and why now. I’m so grateful to know that Libby has already shown signs of improvement but she is not out of the woods yet. My family and I are believing for a miracle from God and we believe that this is not impossible for God to heal Libby and also give her a long healthy life. I do believe that the Lord knows how special Libby is to all of us.

I personally have been pretty emotional since I heard the news on Saturday. It has been hard too, to be away from my family at this time because I know they are also going through a difficult time too. I do believe that God gives us hope so I need to keep on believing and have an expecting heart of faith that everything will be alright.

In the evening I went to my Bible study group that is every Monday evening at Patrick and Joy’s place. I was there from 6:30 – 9:00pm. I’m glad I went even though I kept thinking about my family. I’m so grateful too that they prayed for my family and Libby during the prayer time.

After the Bible study I decided to go to church because tonight my church had a special prayer night vigil from 10:00pm to 2:00am. I’m so incredibility glad I went to church after my Bible study group because the prayer time was just so intense and powerful. God really lifted my spirit as I sought after Him with all of my heart. The prayer meeting was definitely another intense warfare battle cry. Throughout the meeting I found myself just in battle for my family and it was like my spirit was just in high fighting mode for them.

I went home exhausted but yet just so very grateful for that time that I had at church to seek after God and stand in the gap for my family. The Lord definitely reminded me at this time not to pray these “weak” prayers but instead strong prayers with authority. I can’t even put into words how incredibility thankful I am of how God has led me to this church and how much He is teaching me to pray especially with proclaiming scripture and with authority.

About Andrea

I am from Whitby, Ontario. I have lived in Romania for 9 years as a missionary but I am currently in Canada on a sabbatical break at this time. I have also lived in South Korea for a year and I have also been to Russia, Uganda, Albania and the Czech Republic on short-term mission trips. In 2012, God also gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Mozambique for the Harvest Mission School with Iris Ministries as well. I love children, reaching out to people who are in need and vulnerable, I have a passion to fight against the injustice issue of human trafficking and to simply share the love of Jesus wherever I go. I also love cats too and I have a cat of my own named Minnie!
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