Held…

… In the big, good, sovereign and loving arms of God.
… AND by the love of friends and family.

Warning: this post comes with the tick of Benadryl dripping in background so will be short and unlikely proofread:)

As I sit here on my 11th week of chemo, I have a full heart and He deserves the glory. I continue to marvel with how HE has sustained us by minimizing my side effects and fear, sustaining Lincs adjustments, providing connectedness with Scott, and replenishing us with the daily manna of joy and peace. And, along the lines of being HELD, do y’all remember the story in Exodus where Moses is in battle with Israelites and they win as long as his hands are held up and he prayed?! I think it’s Exodus 14 or 17 but this Benadryl ticking means I need to wrap up instead of look up. [If someone looks up, can you please post correct reference in comments?] Remember how Moses got tired so his friends Aaron and Hur held up his arms to help him extend them to the Lord in prayer?! Glorious picture of friends and community. I SO get that visual more than ever. We have countless Aaron and Hurs battling with us. We are upheld. It’s as if one arm represents the upholding of (1) emotional and spiritual needs (scriptures, generous and thoughtful gifts, encouraging words, notes, and PRAYER) and (2) physical needs (meals, laundry, babysitting…). We feel sustained by the grace of God through the people of God.

This little Mosette nods off now with sweet thanks for all the Aarons and Hurs that are granting strength and joy during our journey.

We love you all. And thank you for upholding us in prayer and all things. May an Aaron or Hur bless you today as you’ve blessed me.

Night night…

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9 thoughts on “Held…

  1. Exodus 17:11-13 “So it came about when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands were heavy. Then they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. Thus his hands were steady until the sun set. So Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.”
    Praying Still….
    LOVE-
    Tina

  2. Love that picture and praise God for community. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Continue to be encouraged and challenged through reading your blog. Thanks for sharing your heart.

  3. J-Lew!

    Was beginning to worry. So grateful for news. You are in our prayers daily and are a true inspiration to me.

    BJ joins me in sending our love to you and your family.
    Sharon Hall (Jen’s mom)

  4. Perfectly expressed. Thank you for the encouragement to remember my friends who give hugs, prayers and support every day.

    A favorite verse to share:
    Rom. 8:26    In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

  5. What a blessing it is to help “hold up your arms”. Jennifer, thanks for helping me see the Lord in the big middle of all of this.
    Coach Hines

  6. You were my Aaron/Hur this morning. Sweet that the Lord has given you everything you need during this time- INCLUDING the ability to love/serve others well in the midst of a hard season for you. I love my friend!

  7. 11 weeks of chemo is hard to believe. In some ways it seems longer than that and others it seems much shorter. Still marveling and loving to see how the Lord has you. Such a sweet picture- thank you for sharing the journey. Real thankful. Love you!

  8. Your words are so precious to me, sweet girl. In the midst of it all, you have calm and you are leaning on His precious loving arms. Stay there, that is the only place.
    You and Scott and Linc are sure in my prayers.Love mburch (reco & donnie’s neighbor)

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