Monday, March 29, 2021

Prayers Answered!

 

Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. ~James 5:16

Thank you, one and all, for your sincere and heartfelt prayers for my husband, Danny!  On Monday, he underwent the catheter probe to see what's happening with his heart since the pacemaker shocked him on Friday.

It's nothing less than a miracle that his heart learned to grow around a stint he had put in place after his 1999 heart attack.  We've all heard about how our livers can regenerate, but the heart???  Perhaps, it's due to Danny's determination to work out at the gym as often as possible after recovering from that heart attack.

But I think, instead, it is God's hand at work in all of this.

We have hope that Danny will be released today, or by the latest, Wednesday.  He will have to take a medicine that regulates the heart's rhythm from here on out.  The good news?  This should place him on a secure route to recovery and maintenance.  The bad news?  He can't drive for six months!

That leaves our spring break plans to visit with the grands impossible.  As many of you know, I can't tolerate driving on expressways; I'd be putting both of our lives in jeopardy were I even attempt such a feat.

Am I disappointed?  Of course!  But then I remember - I was praying to God that He would restore Danny to me, not guarantee our trip to South Carolina.

And our faithful and loving Father has done just that.

I couldn't ask for anything more.

Thanks once again, from the bottom of my heart, for all of your prayers lifted on Danny's behalf.

Amen!

47 comments:

  1. Oh my, I'm late to hearing about your prayer request, but so very thankful that the Lord answered your prayer, and took care of Danny's heart in such a remarkable way! Such a blessing for the hand of the Lord upon Danny's heart. Will be continuing in prayer for his heart to continue to heal quickly. I know the trip to see the family means so much to you, so I am going to pray that the Lord will make a way, somehow for all of you to be together. Sending much love with a grateful heart for the hand of the Lord on your lives!

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    1. Thanks so much, Marilyn, for your heartfelt words here today. Yes, I'm praying that God will make a way, and I'm sure He will if it is HIS will. Right now, I'm just so happy that Danny is going to be okay.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. Oh Martha, I am so glad to hear he is going to be alright. That is all that counts. God redeemed his life, his heart :) and He will certainly redeem your vacation time!

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    1. Thank you, Marja! As I said to Marilyn, if it is God's will, He will find a way.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Great news Martha! I like your perspective though on not being able to see the grands. You have Danny restored to you. That is praise in itself. If God is big enough to do that (and He is) He will make it possible for a visit to take place-maybe sooner than later. :) I'm glad to have been a part of the prayer team.

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    1. I'm so honored that you were on this prayer team, too, Bill. Just having Danny back is such a gracious gift from God in and of itself. I will be content with whatever the Lord has in store.
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Praise the Lord for He is good. I am so thankful that Danny is OK and pray for full recovery. Also for good health for both of you and your family. Thank you Lord.

    God bless you all.

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    1. Yes, Victor, all praise and glory belongs to the Lord! Thanks for all your prayers.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. I'm so thankful to hear Danny is ok and will be coming home. I'm sorry about your trip to see the grands being delayed. Is there any way they could come see you instead?

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    1. I'm going to call my daughter later this morning, Martha, to see if that is possible for them. Praying it is!
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Martha, just heard the news about Danny and I am so Thankful He is doing well! I am praying a prayer of Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you so much for your prayers! I'm so grateful, too, for the good news.
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Dearest Martha Jane,
    So happy that this sudden scare has been put to an end!
    Yes, prayers DO help and only God has the power for keeping us going; or not...
    What a lovely story for Holy Week and it is only sad that you don't trust yourself to drive.
    Would love to 'deliver' both of you but it is quite a circle to make!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Thank you for the prayers, Mariette! Danny came home from the hospital today, and it's so wonderful to have him home. And guess what? Sarah, John and the girls are going to travel here to see us. Hooray!
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Oh, my! I am so sorry to hear this. I hope the test prove to be ok. Just remember, we worship an awesome God. Blessings to you and Danny. I just this very moment prayed for you and your Danny. 🙏🙏🙏

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    1. Thanks so much for the prayers, Nells! They have worked.
      Love and blessings!

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  9. I just saw in comments that Danny is doing well. Praise our almighty God. That you, Lord

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    1. Yes, Nells, he came home today. Praise the Lord!
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Oh, thank you Lord! This Easter is shaping up to be particularly joyous, isn't it? I, too, am hoping Virginia and her family might be able to come your way. Like one of my new favorites memes says, "If Plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters."

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    1. I love that meme, Myra! And guess what? The kids are going to visit with us since we can't go to see them. And Danny's home!!!
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Oh, so happy that Danny is going to be okay and that God is healing him. I am sorry about your travel plans, but pray that maybe your family can come to you? You have been so patiently waiting to be with them, I do hope something can be worked out so you can be together sooner than another 6 months. May the Lord continue to bless you and keep you and take care of ALL your needs abundantly. Have a blessed Holy week.

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    1. Yes, Pamela, I'm so thankful that God chose to heal Danny at this time. Good news - he's home!!! And the kids are going to come see us over the break! Praise the Lord!
      Love and blessings!

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  12. I will continue to pray, Martha! So glad your Danny got to go home today (pretty sure I saw that on FB) and that he is on the mend. Praise God over and over!! xo

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    1. Yes, Terri, praising God for His goodness and mercy again and again. I'm feeling so blessed to have him home.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Hallelujah! Thank You, LORD! Rejoicing with you, Martha!

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    1. Thank you, Diane! Yes, it is a time for rejoicing.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. Oh, how I'm over-joyed to know Mr. Danny is recovering. I'm saddened you can't travel to see the kids, but I also know that sometimes an answer to prayer is actually a blessing that we can't see in the moment. You guys hang in there and let God do what He does best. :-) Love you both; with God's love!

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    1. I'm overjoyed, too, J. D., as you can well imagine. Ready for more good news? The kids are coming to see us!!! What a wonderful spring break it will be after all.
      Love and blessings!

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  15. Rejoice and be glad our God is awesome. Thanks for letting us know. Blessings and love aleays

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    1. Oh, yes, Nells, may we all rejoice in the Lord and His great mercies.
      Love and blessings!

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  16. This news is thrilling and so welcome to all of us who have been praying for Danny and for you. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!

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    1. Praise God, indeed, Barbara, always and everywhere! Thanks so much for joining the prayer team on Danny's behalf.
      Love and blessings!

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  17. As you know, I stay out of Martha's blogworld, but I do read them all and usually all of the comments. I want to thank each of you for supporting Martha and for praying for me. This was a most frightening time and I have faced a few. As this journey began, I uttered in my prayers what I was taught for many years with Pastor Wallace, a huge figure in my life; I said, "God, this is going to be a hard and difficult storm, will you ride this one out with me?" Thank you friends. Danny

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    1. Beautiful thoughts here, Danny. I think, no, I know, that all my friends in Blogland were honored to pray for you.
      Love always!

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    1. All the time, Frank, all the time!
      Love and blessings!

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  19. Thank You, God, for Your tender mercies! I'm sorry you have to delay your trip, but I'm grateful you still have Danny, Martha. I love this from Danny - "God, this is going to be a hard and difficult storm, will you ride this one out with me?" Love and blessings! Have a Blessed Easter!

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    1. Oh, yes, Trudy, I'm so very grateful that God brought Danny back to me! And the trip? Now, the kids are coming to visit us during that time, so all is better than good. I, too, love that quote from Pastor Wallace that Danny included in his comment. It struck a deep chord with both of us.
      Love and blessings!

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    2. Hurray! I was so hoping that your kids would come to you. :)

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    3. And they are arriving tomorrow! What a blessing that is for us, Trudy, and I so appreciate your prayers, my friend.
      Love and blessings!

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  20. I'm so thrilled to hear your good news, Martha!!! Thank you, Lord. It is definitely a disappointment to not get to go see your grands. But hopefully you'll find ways to stay in close contact until you can see them face to face.

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    1. Lisa, they have decided to take the trip down to see us, so we are on Cloud 9! They will be arriving sometime tomorrow, and we are beside ourselves with excitement. I'll have a Thursday post all about it. Thanks once again for your prayers.
      Love and blessings!

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  21. so good to find out things worked out well. You both have been in my prayers

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