"What would have become of me had I not believed that I would see the Lord's goodness in the land of the LIVING. Wait, hope for and EXPECT the Lord. Be strong and of good courage and may your heart (Ned) be sturdy and enduring.....Yes, Wait For and Hope For and Expect the Lord."

Psalm 27:13-14 (Amp)

Friday, February 1, 2008

Answer To Specific Prayer

Betsy and I just returned from the hospital for the night. It really seems like God knows just when to pick you back up. After we left this afternoon, we were both honestly terrified, but before eating supper, we just prayed that God would strengthen us to endure whatever situation we would face upon returning to Ned's room, and we specifically prayed for him to stabilize tonight. We came into this knowing there would be some complications, and that it could very well be a roller-coaster ride; however, since Ned's birth, until yesterday, everything went pretty smoothly (Thank you Lord). I think we got spoiled into thinking that we may not have to face such complications? When we returned to his room, the nurses and doctors informed us than he seems to like the new jet vent he is on, and that his stats had been pretty even, not up and down like this morning and afternoon. It was such a blessing to walk back into that room and know that God had been there, and was still there with him, even in our little "break". He knows just what we need and He is showing us that He responds to our prayers (and He is loving all the other prayers we are receiving on Ned's behalf)!!!

I still don't know what God has in store for us, and how long this ride in the hospital will last, but I just keep telling myself "His time, not mine". I continuously pray, "OK Lord, we're done here, let's get him fixed and get him home." I guess for right now, he's saying, "Not yet, but I do love you, and this is for your own good." That's pretty much all I have right now, as we are going to try to get in the bed a little "early" tonight. It's funny how three weeks ago, "early" to bed for us was 8:00pm, and now it's midnight! Anyway, thank you all for your endless prayers and support you have given to us. From driving 3 hours to come up here, to praying diligently, to offering to bring up clothes, to doing anything on the house we're so close to finishing at home, we both really appreciate you all greatly. Please continue to lift Ned, Betsy, Jack, me and the rest of our families up in prayer. They are surely felt up here in Chapel Hill.

In Christ,

Travis, Betsy, Jack and Ned


sherry hefner said...

Travis, What great news! I am so thankful that little Ned is becoming more stable now. I appreciate you guys letting us know even though I'm sure you're tired beyond belief. It's such a blessing to hear you share how God answered your specific prayer for Ned. Isn't God wonderful? Thank you for giving Him the glory for the good things He has done.
We are praying tonite that the morning will bring even more opportunities for us to praise Him.
You, Betsy and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers continuously!

Anonymous said...

Betsy & Travis, I am up late praying for you and just checked one last time before going to bed. I am so thankful that Ned was adjusting to his new vent and his stats are more stable. I am so glad you can see God working in each situation you face as he is answering prayers each day. We will lift a special prayer for you all at bible study in the morning. Please let us know if you need anything. We love you and remember God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. Ephesians 3:20
It is my prayer that the God of hope fill you with peace as you trust him and that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit in you. Romans 15:13
With much love & prayers, Tammy, Randy, & Colby

K said...

Betsy and Travis...
"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him" James 1:12

Please know that a quick phone call or email, and I'll be there for whatever is needed!

Your prayers are being answered, one at a time... know that God's timing is perfect!

We love you! Kim, Blair and Grant<><

Anonymous said...

I am so thankful for the good news and for answered prayer. Also, thank you for sharing your journey with everyone. It is such an inspiration to see your faithfulness. Praying for you continuously. We love you!