An update on my health

If you know me, you know I typically don’t approach Scripture by the “flop it open and read method”. I like to read in order, context, etc.

But this morning, I lay in bed in the dark praying, “God, please just let me keep hearing from You”.

I saw the heart failure and transplant specialist from Vanderbilt yesterday. The news we got was not what we had hoped.

Basically, I have two independent problems with my heart that are both impacting how well it pumps. They can address one with meds and perhaps an implantable cardiac device and defibrillator. They can do nothing to improve the other, and if it progresses, I could possibly face a heart transplant.

I’m processing it all. I’m concerned about my husband, my kids, my parents- I’m supposed to be taking care of them. My mind is racing with all sorts of thoughts.

But as I lay in the bed this morning, I kept praying for God to please just let me hear His voice. I need that more than anything.

I flopped open my Bible, prepared to head to Philippians, and I glanced down to see the words of Psalm 41:3 underlined already.

“The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of illness.”

I don’t recall underlining those words or even reading them before.

But God.

He makes His presence known. He will strengthen me. He will keep His promises. He will take care of my family. He loves them more than me.

I only need to trust and obey.
One day at a time.
That has not changed.

I so appreciate your continued prayers. I’m so thankful for all of you who have been encouraging me. I felt your prayers as we sat in the doctors office yesterday. Thank you.

Will you please pray for me to steward this season well, to continue to hear from the Lord, and to write only as He would have me?

Would you also pray, as several of you have asked, for me to figure out how to get my past posts and studies of different books of the Bible off Facebook and compile into a book or a few books? I kind of feel an urgency to do that now.

Will you pray for my family? Will you pray for the Lord to guard our hearts and minds in Him and for this to serve only to draw us all closer to Jesus?

Oh friend, what would we do without our Savior!! I’m so thankful I gave my heart to Him a long time ago. He is so very faithful. He is trustworthy. He always will be.

Thank you so very much.

In Him,

Kim

kimjaggers.com

13 thoughts on “An update on my health

  1. Kim, I have had you on my mind and in my heart. You and yours will be in my prayers daily as He carries you all. I expect that He will heal you and use this, as He has your every challenge, to bring glory to Him.

    Love to you, my friend

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  2. Oh, Kim, I am so sorry that you are going through this hard season. I am praying for you for peace and that foundational joy that only our Abba can provide. I pray for the wisdom of your doctors and all those making health direction for you. Thank you for your transparency and testimony of how God continues to remain in us and provide daily strength and encouragement in ways only He can. You have the prayers of many!

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  3. Kim,

    After reading your post this morning, I was praying for you and your family. I prayed for your healing, for all to see and for your medical team to see only His hand. But God. He then reminded me of Josh Baldwin’s song Evidence and I encourage you to listen to it this morning. I’m thankful for you and the ways you share with so many your part of His story and His truths. Thank you for being Jesus’ faithful servant. He’s got this and He’s got you.

    Sending hugs, Tracy Dees

    Soli Deo Gloria

    Sent from my iPhone

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  4. Thank you for sharing health update. No, it is not what you expected to hear. Lots to think about.
    As I am thinking about all, my mind goes a gain back to Psalm 23. The Lord also wants us to trust Him with our life and take life 1 day at a time. He supplies for the birds so He will also help us if we never cease praying. Keep your Faith in the Lord and He will provide in due time, His time-not ours.
    My prayers are with you. Hugs. 🙏🙏❤❤
    👍👍

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  5. Kim. You are sooo very precious to our Lord. I am so very thankful for you. Always your words speak to my heart. Yes, I will always keep you and your family in my prayers. And yes, I so look forward to having your thoughts, devotions complied somehow in a book that I can keep. My emails are getting kind of full🤦‍♀️🤪. I try to keep them to be able to go back to remind me. Thank you sooo much for always seeking the Lord’s words. I pray Psalm 91. For you. You are such a precious blessing to me and all who read your words. 🥰❤️

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    1. Thank you Sharon. I so appreciate your encouragement and prayers. And I may need to get a copy of that notebook if I can’t go back and get stuff off Facebook! I so appreciate Psalm 91 prayer too. Thank you again.

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