Sunday, January 20, 2008

Great is the Lord

"Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable." Psalm 145:3

I love that truth; His greatness is unsearchable! The Lord is so worthy of our praise. In the midst of all of these health issues that my family is facing, the Lord is still great and He is still greatly to be praised. To keep it brief, here are just a few of the things to praise Him for:

* My dad has been diagnosed with Diverticulitis, which according to Wikipedia is "a common digestive disease particularly found in the large intestine. Diverticulitis develops from diverticulosis, which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) on the outside of the colon. Diverticulitis results if one of these diverticula becomes inflamed." To put it simply, it's not life threatening, though it has been very painful. He is feeling pretty well now and is at home resting. We praise God for this and for however the Lord is and will continue to use this trial for my dad's good and His glory.

* My grandma's heart is strong and that positioned her well for the quadruple bypass and recovery. She is trying to stay positive and is following all of the doctor's orders. Praise God for His healing hand on her.

* My mom's palpitations haven't evolved into her full blown AFIB heart racing (which is when it gets really bad and she needs medical attention). Praise God for helping her to trust Him and for keeping her from having more health problems.

Thank you for joining us in praying. I can't help but smile when I think of the glory it brings God when His people call on Him, humbly dependent upon Him for everything in prayer. Thank you for caring for my family by your faithfulness to pray! It means so much to us and it pleases the Lord.

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3 Responses to “Great is the Lord”

  1. Katie,
    Praise the Lord for His goodness. Talk about a tornado in the life of the Burnett's/Fenska's.

    While I was reading the update (specifically) about your grandma, I thought you said that your grandma's strong heart "poisoned" her recovery. I was like, "How does that work? She's got a strange Grandma." Confused, I quickly read it again and was relieved that it said "positioned" her for a good recovery.



  2. Great! *pun intended;-)
    Wonderful news on all fronts!
    I have written several corny sentences expressing my happiness, but erased them all due to their 'finite-ness'. I have come to the conclusion that there are just no words to intelligently explain how happy I am! So there ;-)

  3. Glad to hear the good report!