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Sep 11, 2009

Don't Give Up On God

URGENT: WE MUST DO SOMETHING IMMEDIATELY...ON OUR WAY TO SHANDS IN GAINESVILLE FOR CLNICAL TRIAL. CALLED THIS MORNING AN SPOKE TO PED. ONC. WHO SAID GET HIM HERE. TREATMENT PROPOSED AT MOFFITT NOT HELPFUL FOR KIDS.
THIS IS A DESPERATE SITUATION FOR ANDREW. WE KNOW GOD CAN DO A MIRACLE AND CONTINUE TO EXPECT ONE. GOD IS OUR SOURCE. WE MUST TRUST HIM.

There are some things that only God can do. When others are guessing as to a cure, when others are offering various methods that have worked for some, when you are going through the darkest valley of your life, DON'T GIVE UP ON GOD.

I don't know why people suffer, especially children. If I could take the pain Andrew has on myself I would do it in a heartbeat. But I can't. I can only do what a mother can do. That is weep, pray, praise and SEE with my spiritual eyes what I know God is well able to accomplish in my son's body and life. We are doing all we know to do in the spiritual realm (fasting, persisting in prayer, worship, praise, speaking to the "mountain") while also searching for everything we can do in the physical realm.
Since Wednesday we have felt as though we are walking down a deep, dark path hoping against hope that soon the light will shine on our faces again.

Immediate prayer need: Pray that the headaches stop and the vomiting ceases. Andrew told us this morning that he is so tired of it all. Pray that he does not give up and give in. Pray that he is encouraged and will fight the good fight of faith.

We were told yesterday that treatment will probably not begin for another week. They are waiting on this latest MRI to form a plan of radiation. But we don't know if our son can wait another week.

Please, if you need prayer for anything, let me know. It is my privilege to add your name to my personal prayer journal. As I wait on the wall for my son, I'll stand in the gap for you. I mean this. Let me know your prayer need whether it seems big or small. If it's important to you, I'll pray.

I'm contacting St. Jude's again this morning to see if we can get Andrew there.

38 comments:

  1. I'm fighting back tears as I write this but not giving up hope. I'm a fighter and I'll fight the good fight of faith for Andrew. This post is an answer to prayer. My Mom offered some words of wisdom and said that you should take Andrew to St. Jude and NOT to wait for treatment. That you should fight to get treatment now. I didn't want to say anything because I respect your privacy and decisions. Praise God you're calling St. Jude. Thank you for the update. I will pray specifically for your requests. Love and ((hugs)) from under His wings.

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  2. I love you so much, and I am wrapping you in great big hugs. Andrew is being lifted way way up.

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  3. Hi Melanie. I will not cease praying for Andrew. As you know, God is not only God in the mountains, but he is God in the valleys too. There is a song that always brings me comfort. It is by Lynda Randle, "God On The Mountain". And another song I really love *He Will Carry You" by the same person.
    Melanie, He will carry Andrew and his family thru this. I know HE is already carrying you. Oh, i'm tearing here as I listen to this song. Amen, He will carry you.
    Blessings,
    Sandra

    Here is the You Tube "He Will Carry You"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riVqgXw2xVQ

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  4. Melanie,

    My heart is so full for Andrew and for all you must be feeling as his Mom BUT I stand firm on the LORD and His plans for Andrew and so I KEEP praying, praising and expecting...

    I will repost on my FB again. I love you.

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  5. Mel my heart is there with you in Florida and you and your family remain in my constant prayers.

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  6. Storming the heavens on Andrew's behalf.
    Blessings, andrea

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  7. Melanie, My heart goes out to you. I too know what it is like to pray for a miracle for a child. Our situation has not been as critical as yours, so I can't even begin to imagine the desparation you must be feeling. My husband and I are both praying. My daughter too is going to be participating in a clinical trial at Shands. You are in my prayers constantly. Jackie

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  8. This has been a morning of sadness for many friends & blog friends ... I have been in tears for all of you & the illnesses that are being endured.

    I lift you ALL in prayer that our God Almighty will raise His loving healing hands.

    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  9. Melanie, WE are storming Heaven for Andrew. The Peace of Jesus be with you.

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  10. Oh, Sweetheart, crying out to God for you and Andrew! You are doing all you can do and more. You are both precious in His sight.
    Oh, dear God, touch Andrew and calm his body,take away the pain and suffering, help him to realize you are his hope and to call on your precious name, Jesus, touch him with your healing hand, in Jesus name we pray.

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  11. Heavenly Father, I lift Andrew to you right now and ask you in the name of Jesus to remove the painful headaches and vomiting that have wracked his poor, small body. Lord we trust you completely for Andrew's total healing and we trust the wisdom that You provide to the doctor's who are administering to his care. Your will be done Father God, Your will be done for this family. We ask that you would bring your mighty hand upon Andrew, the hand that soothes, comforts, heals and offers hope in the midst of physical and emotional pain. Andrew needs to be done with the pain right now so he can look forward to the healing that lies ahead of him. We ask this in Jesus' holy, precious and saving name.

    Melanie, praying you can get into St. Jude's ASAP and that the treatment will be started EXACTLY when it is supposed to start so the path to healing can begin.

    God bless you all!

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  12. still praying! actually it is the Holy Spirit groaning on my behalf because i have no words.

    posted about andrew on my blog. we will all be standing with you!!

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  13. Oh God, our hearts ache for the pain Andrew and his family are experiencing. We bow to you in this, knowing you are the Healer. Jesus, you are the ONE they need and the ONE we all need too. Please God. Heal Andrew's body. In your beautiful name Jesus, I ask this prayer. I love you. B

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  14. I am praying for Andrew and for your family.

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  15. Praying that God moves this mountain for you all.

    Know that there are so many praying for your son and family- and God hears every one!

    Julie

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  16. praying for you and sweet Andrew. Tell him to dare to be a Daniel and fight back for the sake of His God.....bless his heart; praying for strength and courage.

    Suzanne

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  17. In the midnight hour I felt led to post about Andrew...actually at 3 AM thi morning.....I pray for supernatural peace to flood your heart today..

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  18. Dear Melanie, my prayers are with you, and we will stand in the gap for your family. I have posted about Andrew on my blog today, we need an army to storm heaven with our prayers. Love from a sister who cares

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  19. Can't begin to imagine...praying, praying.

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  20. I'm on my knees on behalf of Andrew and his family. laurie

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  21. I will be praying for your son and for you. I know this is so hard. We want to take it all away, but I know that our God can. We must believe. My 7 month grandson goes for his second open heart surgery next week. I just want to take it away....but our God will get the glory. Praying ernestly for your son and my grandson. Debbie

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  22. My heart is totally with yours and I just only recently came across your blog. I will pray diligently for all of you, the doctors, and most of all for Andrew....May Almighty bless you and wrap His arms firmly around you....Blessings, Debbie

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  23. We are standing in the gap with you Andrew! Hannah prays for you several times a day! We will continue to lift you up to the Great Physcian.... We will be praying that you get to St. Judes....
    Blessings, love and Prayers,
    Lori and girls

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  24. Begging for a miracle from God.

    I will pound the Heavens.

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  25. Oh, merciful Father, please do what only You can do. We ask that you put a stop to the headaches and the sickness, that You strengthen Andrew and wrap Your mighty arms around this precious family. We are believing that nothing is impossible for You! This family desires to make Your name known throughout this process, Oh Father please be merciful and please open the doors that need to be opened. Please bless this family with Your peace that passes all understanding. We will be careful to give you all the praise and all the glory for what You are going to do. In the mighty, matchless name of Jesus we pray, Amen!

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  26. Praying for Andrew with all my heart.
    And sending you my love and hugs. Stay strong... keep looking uP. We are lifting you in our prayers.
    Holykisses xoxo

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  27. Melanie, my whole family is praying for Andrew and your family. I do so hope that whatever treatment might possibly help will be available to you.

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  28. ...praying...

    Sending lots of love your way! ~Rhonda

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  29. Melanie,
    I am lifting you to the Lord today. I cannot imagine what you are going through but I know our great God is in control. Please know that my prayers are with you, your son, and your family.
    Your blog and your teaching has been an inspiration to me. I know throught reading what you have written, that your faith runs deep. I alos know you trust God more than you do anything else. I will trust and pray with you.

    In Grace,
    Marie

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  30. And the LORD, He is the one who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed. Deut. 31:18

    Standing on the wall, crying out for your Andrew.

    God is with Him♥

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  31. adding my voice and my tears to other saints here...

    peace~elaine

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  32. I'm praying, Melanie.
    I'm praying, too!!!

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  33. I just received news about a dear friend from church who was diagnosed with lung cancer today. Please add Peggy to your prayers.

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  34. Oh, Melanie...I just came to you through Sheryl. I went back through your last few weeks of posts to get caught up on Andrew's story. Please know I will lift you, Andrew, and your entire family up in my prayers daily. You are such a prism of God's love. Thank you for witnessing your faith through this difficult walk. God bless you all!

    Courtney

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  35. God be with dear Andrew, heal him, please hear our cries.

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