Thursday, April 19, 2012

God Gives Greater Grace

My youngest daughter's husband fell and broke a vertebra in his back Saturday while camping. He had spinal fusion surgery last night and it appears successful, although he will have a long and painful recovery, six months to a year. On top of that, he does not have health insurance. He runs a handy-man service that his step-father owns and like many small businesses they cannot afford insurance. I'm so worried for them because they have my two little granddaughters to care for, and they hardly have enough money to buy groceries and diapers, much less pay off a huge medical bill.

But I'm not going to fall into despair. I'm going to pray for them. I'm going to surrender this to God. I'm going to fall at the feet of God and beg for mercy and grace for them. I'm going to believe that when we have great problems then God has greater grace. "But He gives greater grace", James 4:6. I'm going to trust in God's unfailing love. "But I trust in Your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the Lord because He is good to me", Psalm 13:5-6.


  1. Praying with you sister Peggy and as I struggle also with lesser hours from work, I know the Lord surely doesn't disappoint! He is our Greatest Provider!

    Working in Ortho years ago before hurting my neck, the technology was already awesome I can't imagine much more now. But I do pray for your son-in-law to recover quickly and that he will not have any adverse effects from the surgery. May the Lord's healing, comfort, strength, peace and provision be upon you all. God bless.

  2. I am so very, very sorry. I ask God for this family, thanking Him for protection from spinal cord damage, asking for healing, for strength to cope and for Him to meet their needs.

    Also, that you, Peggy, will continue to trust God for your family, trust His unfailing love!

  3. Peggy I am sorry for son-in-law. May his recovery be quick. Sorry for your work struggles. Safe hugs to you dear.

  4. Just awful.. I'm so sorry, and I will be praying that all their needs are met, even exceeded! God's grace is a keeping grace; I'm trusting him with my needs as well as the needs of friends.

    Blessings, sister.