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Faith Is All There Is

Updated on August 27, 2013

Mankind thinks they are so smart. That they know what is going to happen next.

We are taught at a very young age to have faith. We have faith in our Mommy's and Daddy's and all the other adults around us.

Many of us are taught to have faith in a God.

We have faith we will awaken each day.

We have faith that our car will start.

We have faith that our planet will stay in a perfect rotation so that we all can survive.

Then there are those who have the gaul to say that all of this is just a mistake.

You see, today I am standing hard on my faith. I believe God allows our faith to be tested so that we can grow closer to Him. My faith has been and is being tested daily. With it all starting by the death of my 23 month old Grandson to now, when today I must take my wife of 27 years to consult with a Doctor about open-heart surgery. I see God at work. I have watched Him change lives all through the tests He has allowed us to endure.

Below is a picture of my wife who was pregnant at the time with our 2nd son and your's truly holding my eldest son on my shoulders. Manny is now 26 years old. How time flies!!

My Wife

I ask your prayers for this beautiful wife of mine. She has faced a lot and is facing more.

She is diabetic which was brought on by the above pregnancy.

Her kidneys have failed and she does dialysis 3 days a week for 4 hours a day.

On February 13th, we went to St. Louis University Hospital to get her on the kidney list. Tests came back that she had blockage in her heart.

This past week we went to St. John's in Springfield and it was determined that her right artery is 100% blocked. The center one has 5 blockages with none under 80%, and the left artery has 2 blockages; one is 90% and the other is 80%.

When I found this out, I walked to my car and once inside I yelled at God. I bawled and screamed, "How could You God?" It was then that I was awaken: Who am I to question God?

I will lean again on His mercy and grace. I will have the faith. The same faith I had when Grandpa threw me into the air and always caught me.

My wife, Jonda, felt the peace I felt when I walked into her recovery room. She is not scared. Why should I be?

We go today after she gets out of dialysis to consult with the surgeon. I ask your prayers because no matter what, God is in control.

God put this magnificent woman in my life and I thank Him for her. Let Jesus Reign!!

This is the song I had played at our wedding.

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2009 Greg Boudonck


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      lovezan 9 years ago

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Oh dear froggie I am so sorry you have been put through so much...It does seem unfair I can't help say that...what a wonderful song...and a wonderful woman you have and I am so glad for you and sad for you... and I pray for you every day , I really do.../God will not test you beyond what He knows you can handle..Be strong as we know you are...My shoulder is always here...soft and strong... and I am with the hubbers before me that all goes well for her and you...your grandson is there watching and supporting you...Love you man...:O) Hugs 'waiting' is hard...

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      JoniA 9 years ago

      Our prayers are with you Brother!

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      Mr K 9 years ago

      Heavenly Father, we come to you out of hurt, frustration, sadness. At times it is too easy to ask "Why God" - why did this happen, why? Oh God, you are the creator, you hold this world and is possibilities in your hands. God I thank you for this couple, for the family and grandkids. I lift them up to you Lord and ask that your Spirit may surround them now in these times of confusion.

      Psalm 23 says that even though we go through crap, you are there, you long to take us to those places of rest and rejuvination. God I ask that as this couple go through this they would know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you are WITH THEM. You hurt when they hurt, laugh when they laugh.

      God I ask that you guide the Dr's and Surgeons to do the work with the skills you've blessed them with. Lord in all may be in this situation and with the people.

      Blessings upon you both, your family and your friends, in the name of Jesus


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      Eddie Perkins 9 years ago

      I am praying for you and your wife. Thank you for letting us know.

      Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 2

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      Melody Lagrimas 9 years ago from Philippines

      Oh, will be praying for you and your wife. Faith indeed is all we have. God sometimes works in ways we don't understand, but we need to trust in His infinite wisdom.

      This is an inspiring hub, thanks.