Last night we had to take Samuel back to the hospital. He just wasn't eating much at all and often vomiting the little he did eat. He was running a fever and just not breathing right. We were very concerned about him getting dehydrated, but you could tell he just felt too sick to eat.
Daniel took him to the ER and they admitted him. The doctor just came by this morning and said the blood work indicated that Samuel has an infection which is most likely pneumonia. He'll probably be in the hospital for several days.
We will keep you updated and appreciate your prayers so much. Besides the concern of having a little one so sick, both Daniel and I are weary. Again, we take turns staying at the hospital with Samuel or caring for the other children and ministry here. Isaiah 40:31 says, "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength..." Most of the verses the Lord has given me during this trial have been on "waiting on the Lord."
My heart is comforted knowing that I can fully trust our Lord; He is so loving and good. Before he left for the hospital last night, Daniel prayed with me and read me James 1:2-4..."My brethern, count it ALL joy when ye fall into divers temptations, knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire wanting nothing."
My brother in law preached a message while we were up north on this very passage. He pointed out that the Bible calls trials "temptations" because they tempt us to respond in the wrong way. And how strong that temptation can be at times! How thankful we are for God's Word as we meditate on His truth. So we keep clinging to the Lord and His Word for He is our strength and our shelter in the time of storm. May His wonderful name be glorified.