Nothing is miserable unless you think it is so.
All back from this mornings trip to the hospital. Adrian is still yellow and his bilirubin levels high. We will be taking him back tomorrow morning for more tests. If his liver does not start processing toxins more effectively by tomorrow morning they are going to start treatment.
Between the broken clavicle during deliver and the liver problems he is getting a rough start in life. However, we are very grateful to God for this little boy. I was unable to make it to church this morning because of these circumstances, so I spent a little time reflecting upon this quote from Jerry Bridges;
Prayer assumes the sovereignty of God. If God is not sovereign, we have no assurance that He is able to answer our prayers. Our prayers would become nothing more than wishes. But while God’s sovereignty, along with His wisdom and love, is the foundation of our trust in Him, prayer is the expression of trust.
So, your “expression of trust” for our little Adrian is gratefully appreciated.
Some great Jerry Bridges books:
Adrian Boethius Criswell Stilley was born at 2:48 a.m. on Thursday September 18. Like most Stilley’s, he did not want to get out of his comfort zone so they broke his shoulder while exercising some tough love in separating him from his mother. His liver is not functioning quite like it should be, but they are allowing us to bring him home today and we have to take him back in tomorrow (Sunday) morning at 9:00 a.m. for them to see him.
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