CURVE BALL

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A DAY THAT IS JUST GOING GREAT AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU GET A CURVE BALL THROWN INTO YOUR DAY?

That was me today in a nutshell.  Actually that’s been me for the past 4 weeks.  Lately life has been throwing me curve balls that literally leave me swinging through air.  

SO HOW DO WE HANDLE THESE TYPES OF SITUATIONS?

HOW TO WE KEEP FROM GETTING STRUCK OUT?

I’ve never been much of a sports enthusiast, but with a house full of guys I honestly get stuck watching sports most of the week.  Today, I watched a small part of the Astros game in a hospital room with our middle son Matt.  Tonight our son gave us quite a scare and I had to rush him to the ER just mere hours before my women’s Bible study group.  

My day started off great!  I was actually ahead of schedule today and excited for my night with the girls.  My oldest had brought dinner over and lucky me didn’t have to cook dinner.  All in all, this day was going great.  The house was clean and everything was prepped ahead of time for tonight.  But in the midst of my great day filled with oodles of accomplishments and productivity, a call came in no mom wants to get.  “Mom I can’t breath.”

A mother’s worse nightmare, heck any parents worse nightmare is a child helpless, unable to breath, suffering in pain and you can’t get to him fast enough.  My heart was beating out of my chest while silent prayers went up as I sat on the call trying to keep him calm.  I had a curve ball thrown into my day and all I could think was how I needed to reach out to my prayer warriors for prayer over my son.  I needed to know he was going to be ok.  

Often times we face situations that throw that horrible curve ball into our day.  There’s nothing we can do but watch as the events unfold.  As a praying momma I know who to turn to.  But sometimes, in those brief moments we become afraid.  Afraid of the outcome.  Afraid for our child.  Afraid we can’t help them fast enough.  EKG is never something you expect to hear your 23 year old son needs.

I’m thankful to say, after numerous test and treatment in the ER, Matt was sent home tonight breathing much better and being his usual self.  Matt isn’t asthmatic or anything, nor had he been sick.  So this shook me to the core.  I think it shook us all up.  But one thing is certain, that despite the curve ball today, our family stood strong in our faith.  All fears aside.  All worries aside.  We all turned to God in prayer knowing He is our Healer, our Savior, our Deliverer.

The enemy may attack you, like he attacked Matt today.  He may attack your spirit, your mind, your body, your health, your finances, your marriage, your relationships, or any other area of your life.  But rest assured that what the enemy takes, God will repay.

Joel 2:25 says, “I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, my great army which I sent among you.  You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied.”

You may feel like all life is throwing you are curve balls, one after another.  You may feel you don’t have a chance to overcome your circumstances.  That medical report may feel devastating and impossible to beat.  Lean into God. Reach out to your prayer warriors to stand in agreement with you or to lift you up in prayer. Seek God in worship and in His Word. Press into God with every worry and care.

Know that our Father tells us, He WILL RESTORE that which has been stolen from you.  That which has been consumed and eaten up.  He will not only RESTORE what has been lost but he will repay you, replenish you with not just plenty but more than enough to be satisfied.  

Tonight I saw the enemy attack my son’s health.  I saw my spirit under attack, but in this moment of attack I stood strong in my faith believing for a healthy strong son.  And with every test, every result came back one by one perfectly clear.  No abnormalities.  Hallelujah!

My dear friend, stand strong in your faith despite what the enemy has attacked you with.  Have an attitude like Job and praise God in your storms.  Believe in the impossible and trust that God WILL restore what the enemy has attacked and stolen.

XOXO…Ileen

psst…God Loves You

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