Friday, September 10, 2010

Darkest night... HE WILL LIFT YOU UP!!!

Have you ever sat alone completely consumed by a single thought? Asking yourself time and time again, why is this happening to me? I sit here tonight with a heart that is so burdened and broken for a family that I grew up knowing. Last week, Tessa was admitted to the hospital and tonight she is struggling, fighting for her life. Her family I'm sure has cried countless tears, cried out to God, questioned God, and sought answers for why their family has been faced with such a difficult fight.

Tessa's life is in the palm of God's hand tonight. I sit here wondering will God restore her strength, or will He call her home? Only God knows. I can't imagine the pain and heartache her family is facing. I have talked to so many friends that know Tessa and we all have the same response, how could this happen... she's so young. We have all been reminded we aren't promised tomorrow. We've all said that we take everything for granted. We complain about a bad day at work, we complain about a little cold or runny nose, our kids being cranky or a messy house, we even complain about sitting in traffic. We complain about the smallest of small things. In the grand scheme of things our day to day problems are a tiny grain of sand compared to what Tessa and her family are facing tonight. I'm sure her family would give anything to have her sitting around the kitchen table, kids running around like indians, or waiting for her to meet them for dinner because she's stuck in traffic. Those things that were once huge in our daily grinds, are nothing compared to the battle they are facing tonight.

The doctors and family don't know if Tessa will pull through her illness or not. She has an infection in her blood. I came here in hopes that those of you that follow my blog and believe that our God is still working miracles, pray for this young wife and mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Please pray for God's will to be done. If it is His will, I ask that He heal Tessa and allow her to go back home and enjoy each and everyday of her life with her family. Let the trial that she has faced be a vivid reminder to each of us, young and old, that the material things of this world mean nothing. It's the relationships we hold dear to our hearts, the giggles of our children, the moments we spend doing for others that really mean the most.

I have tried and tried to think of words to send to the family to show my love and support and I just can't seem to find the right ones to send. I do, however, have a song that I'd like to share with them. It's called, "Everybody needs a little" by Kari Jobe.

Come all ye weary and ye broken
Come to the table of the Lord
Come sing the song of the forgiven
Come lay your burden on the Word

Come and find
Peace everyone needs a little
Rest everyone needs a little
Joy and a song to sing in the darkest night
Life even when it gets you down
Hope will turn it all around
But love is the greatest of these
Everyone needs a little

Sing all ye saints and ye sinners
Call upon the mercy of the Lord
Come sing the song of redemption
Sing about the hope that is to come

He will lift you up
He will lift you up higher than sorrow
He will lift you up
And cover your soul with healing

***Please scroll all the way down the page and pause the music player on the side bar to listen to the song below***

To Tessa and your family, it is my prayer tonight that you find peace, rest, joy, and a song to sing in the darkest night. I can promise you that just in the last week Tessa's life has touched so many of us and shown us that we need to live each day as if it were our last. We need to say I love you and not assume that there's tomorrow. We need to laugh and not argue. We need to come together and not push apart. We need to cherish every moment, and even in our darkest night... we have the promise that God will lift us up, higher than sorrow, and cover our soul with healing. 

If you are reading this, it's not by chance. Please take a moment and pray for Tessa. The power of prayer is unbelievable. I also ask that you examine your own life and ask yourself, if I were faced with dying today would I be ready to meet Christ?  Have you had a time in your life that you accepted Christ as your personal saviour. If not, what better time than now.  It's an easy prayer, one that will change your life forever.  

I thank each and everyone of you that will pray for Tessa. If you do, please leave a comment so the family sees the support and can read your words of comfort. Thank you.

Blessings to you all....


Marci said...

wow Jennifer you are so awesome with words.
Yes dear lord let your will be done in Tessa life, touch & comfort her and her family in this time of need. Help me to be more thankful for the things I take for granted everyday in life. For its in your name i pray amen.

Benjamin and Darcy Davis said...

still keeping the faith and lifting her up in prayer. This has really touched so many people who have had the opportunity to know Tessa and her family. It is certainly a wake up call that there is no guarantee of a tomorrow. A week ago she was walking around and carrying on life as normal and within 24 hours the frailty of life became evident. I have placed her and her family in God's hands that he will do what he thinks is best and wrap the arms of healing around this family.

Sebrina said...

Wonderfully written! I am too praying for the family to have peace in the outcome God chooses!Nothing takes Him by surprise..