Wednesday, February 28: Psalm 22:22-31
All who seek the Lord will praise Him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.
The Lord is my fortress and my stronghold. This proved so true when my son had his car accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury to the right frontal lobe. The frontal lobe controls important motor function, problem solving, memory, judgement, and impulse control, as well as social and sexual behavior. It is considered our emotional control center and home to our personality.
My son was put into a week-long, drug-induced coma to allow for healing to take place. A shunt was implanted to drain the build-up of fluid on the brain. During this time, I prayed continuously to God for healing and to not take my son from me.
The first seventy-two hours were the longest days in my life, as they were the most critical. I received prayers and encouragement from friends and church family. After weaning my son out of the coma, the rehabilitation began. Six months of speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and psychiatric counseling were conducted after moving him to a rehabilitation hospital.
Since that time, Rodney has recovered 90-95% from the accident. He still has problems with short-term memory. After teaching himself a new way to study and comprehend information, he was able to obtain an Associate Degree in Computer Science and Networking.
Those were tough days that I would not have survived, had it not been for my relationship with God. All we need do is seek the Lord when tough times or hardships come upon us. His strength will help us endure. My heart rejoices in the Lord and I praise Him for everything he has done in my life.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for being accessible to us through prayer. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for making this possible. Let us always rejoice in the gifts we’ve been given. Especially for your son, our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.