Beyond This Noise

This week had been rough for my son. Since started getting sick on Saturday, he was still feeling some mild headaches and a little bit of dizziness...Him getting sick this way was not a new thing for him, having allergy symptoms here and there. But his headaches seemed to be more intolerable yesterday and was he good about trying to be calm about it.

When the over the counter pain medication did not help, his headaches got worse at bedtime last night. When you're a mom seeing the suffering of your child, you just want to help out in any way you can...I dressed him up, woke my hubby up and found ourselves on the road that would take us to the nearest ER.

Trying to overcome my weariness and some sleepless nights caring for him, my hubby was so good, too about it all, helping in any way he could. We uttered a prayer before leaving the house, despite my son's soft cries of pain.

I was not going to write about this. But as I heard the song "Word of God Speaks" today from the radio station I listened to, I felt the Lord telling me, to tell about this incident. You see, that moment, I realized blogging was about what God always does in our lives as we live it daily. Whether we are facing a calm or stormy weather, this is how we realize God's goodness in everything that we do.

The door in ER was non-stop, opening, closing. Many ill people walking in, interrupted by those ambulances unloading their own sick ones they had attended to. The noise was overwhelming. As my son tried to sit still and patiently waited for his turn to be called and be treated.

"I'm finding myself in the midst of You
Beyond the music, beyond the noise
All that I need is to be with You
And in the quiet hear Your voice"

"Mom! I can't stand it anymore! He softly cried."

"I know. Be patient. Remember we can lift up everything in prayers. How about we pray for their hurried service so that they can call you and be seen now?"

He started throwing up. As my heart was hurting and that of my husband's too. Then, some relief came and he became calm. As soon as we prayed for them to call my son, a man dressed up in scrubs walked into the door and was asking for my son's name. But I knew it wasn't over yet. The waiting would continue inside...

"God...Just be with us...Be with our son...I am at a loss for words right now Lord. But I know You know what we are feeling. What we are going through. I know Your wonderful promises and I know that You will be there for us, no matter what happens. I am placing my trust in You O Lord..."

"I'm finding myself at a loss for words
And the funny thing is it's okay
The last thing I need is to be heard
But to hear what You would say"

To make the story short, the doctor saw my son and didn't think it was anything serious. He ordered a CT scan and it was normal. The whole time, we were praying in between. Because we all knew, it was not in our hands...It was in His...

And we all go through these different journeys, of trying to weather the severest storms in our lives. We blog about our lives. We blog to ask for prayers...We make friendships...And through it all, we know that God is working in us, for us and through us. He is reminding us that His hand is always stretched out, reaching for us, no matter where we are, no matter how deep we have fallen...All we need to to reach up to Him and never let go...Amidst the busyness, the confusion, the noises in this world, be still and know that He is with us...

"Word of God speak
Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
Your majesty
To be still and know
That You're in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness
Word of God speak"

Isaiah 55:11 - " is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it" [NIV]


  1. Rosel, I continue to pray for your son and his healing. May God give you and your family Peace, Healing and Comfort. Many Blessings,

  2. I continue to lift your precious son way up in my prayers. May God touch his body with total healing. I love you.

  3. Rosel,

    While I'm sorry for the experience your precious son and you and your husband had to endure, I'm GLAD that GOD was with you in the midst as HE always is. He is faithful.

    I was moved by your expressions and sharing. I'm praying for your son.

    Love you.

  4. I am so sorry your little man is not feeling well. I was unable to sleep last night (respiratory issues r/t allergies) and as I lay there...I prayed for many...your son one of them. Now, I know why GOD had me up.

    Lord forgive me when I complain about being unable to sleep and whine about my own symptoms that pale in comparison to others. Please heal and restore this little child....In Your precious and holy name, AMEN!

  5. Rosel,
    Thank you for sharing this post today. It is tough being a mom. I am glad your little guy is doing better.
    I wanted you to know that my mother is not doing well. The doctors called the family in yesterday. She is not aware of what is happening around her (her eyes completely closed as if she is in a deep sleep). She is taking in oxygen only through her mouth. It is getting closer my friend. Please continue to pray for me and my family.
    I love you.

  6. Thank you so much to all of you who come by here and offer your prayers not only for my son but for my whole family. We truly appreciate them. I am so blessed to have met many of you in this life's journey and be able to serve as an encouragement to each other, praying for each other... Glory be to our good Lord Who is in the midst of us all. God bless all of you and love to all of you in Christ's Name.

  7. It must have been scary for your son to be so sick and stay in the ER. I pray that this sickness leaves his body and rest and peace for parents, too. Love you!

  8. I am so sorry to hear your son is still not feeling well. I'm going to keep him in prayer until you post he is back to compete health. By His stripes your son is healed. And we are agreeing....therefore that sickness has to go.

    I know what you feel watching him because it hurts me when my girls are not well. You are a good mom. Sarah

  9. Rosel, I am so sorry to hear that your son was feeling so much pain. I know that trips to the ER are never fun. But, I am equally happy to hear that all if well and that God sustained you both through it all. I am continuing to lift him up for sickness to completely leave his body.

  10. Dear one I am sorry for what is going on in your family at this moment, and I pray for your sons health to return. So glad that through His grace you all were able to go through this trial. Blessings and hugs to all.

  11. Rosel,

    I am sooo sorry your son is experiencing so much pain! It is soo hard to watch our children suffer, I can only imagine how hard it was sitting and waiting but it is in those desperate times that GOD CAN & WILL prevail! Praise HIM for being with your family and allowing relief for your son.
    Yes blogging is such a wonderful way to see HIM move in us & through us, knowing HE is here in you and glorified in your words everyday!!

    I love you friend, continuing to lift up your family!

  12. Oh, Dear, I'm so sorry about what you all are going through. I pray for God's healing touch for your son. Love and Hugs,

  13. I too am praying for God's healing for your son. My daughter suffers from headaches from time to time and it's hard to watch them suffer knowing you can't do much.

    I am not sure why but your post brought a calmness to my heart. I thank God for bringing me to your blog. I can't remember which blog I came from but I thank Him for their blog as well.

    I will be back. Thanks again and have a great day.


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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]

Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.

Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.

All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.

When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.

The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.

When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.

[Source: Life Application Bible]:

We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.

“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14

Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].

Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.

Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.

Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].