“Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name”

(Psalm 103:1 NAS).

Milt’s letter continues . . .

I kept telling the Lord that I knew He did not take me through the fire with my neck surgery last July [2013] to take you from me at this time. For several hours I feared that I would lose you and my heart was breaking by the minute. I could not imagine life without you, and then I just began to trust God. I thanked Him for sparing you and stopping the bleeding.

I was reminded of the Scripture in which the Lord tells us He will restore the years the locusts have eaten. I believe with all my heart that God plans to give us many years together.

The men are meeting me on the sidewalk and stopping by my bed this morning for further information and to assure me they are still praying for you. We are not alone, my dear.

My body is so tired but I cannot close my eyes to sleep [he is still on medical disability] until I talk with Mitzi and get another update this morning. I did not sleep very well and I have been asking the Lord to heal you and to spare you from surgery.

Then my dear husband’s analytical mind kicked in with a few practical points:

  • ï‚· Take 30 days or so before you look for a car.
  • ï‚· Do you want [our friend] Scott to get the Camry out of storage for you to drive?
  • ï‚· Notify your insurance company [Pastor Phil and Jenny did this first thing Mon.]
  • ï‚· Let your primary care doctor know you were injured.
  • ï‚· Don’t sign anything. [Good advice!]
  • ï‚· See if you can get a copy of the police report or at least the name of the lady who hit you.
  • ï‚· REST – REST – REST
  • ï‚· Do you think you should have your sound processors for your Cochlear Implants checked? [I did; one head piece was damaged and had to be replaced.]
  • ï‚· Did you get your driver’s license out of the car?
  • ï‚· Is there anything you need from your car—seat cushion? steering knob? etc. [Pastor Phil so graciously did all the footwork. Thanks, Pastor!]

 Someday we will understand why this happened, but we have to continue to walk in faith. God has not deserted us. He certainly protected you!

When tragedy, heartache, and sorrow abound,

When evil appears to have conquered the right,

We center our heart on the Father’s great love,

For He will bring hope in the darkest of night. –D. De Haan

2 thoughts on “A STORY OF LOVE AND TRUST (2)”

  1. Dear Ruby,

    Thank you for sharing the story of your car accident and Milt’s precious letters to you. I know he has a very tender and loving heart and has always been so concerned and protective of you. I’m so thankful for the support he has from other Christians at the camp and for the support from your pastor and church. It’s amazing all the prayers that were offered up to God on your behalf. It’s good to know that so many people love you and Milt and really care. Praise the Lord that you have been recovering from your injuries in the accident and have been able to write all these wonderful devotions.

  2. I appreciate your kind words, Helen. It was exhilarating to see that so many cared & our great God heard & answered their many prayers!

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