Faith of a Child

I love the faith of our oldest girl.  So many times God has answered her prayers and made Himself incredibly clear to her.  And she has taken notice.  Her faith in who He is continues to grow.  It's a beautiful thing.

While writing the previous post, she was soaking her thumb in a detergent/water mixture for 15 minutes as she's fighting a bad infection.  We did this once yesterday and twice today.  It was a home remedy that was said to help alleviate the pain and swelling.  Jeremy texted his sister Monica with pics and asked her advice about what to do.  She said that we would probably want to puncture it to help with the pain.  Thankfully we didn't even have to do this.

After Riley finished soaking her thumb, Jeremy set her hand on a washcloth and noticed that it was draining all on its own.  We were able to help her as she cried tears of happiness and pain at the same time.  There is still redness around the nail, but we were able to drain the infection.  Praise God!

Riley was teary and said "I knew God would do it.  I knew He'd do something amazing like this.  He is so good!"  We talked about how God made us so amazing.  That we are beautifully and wonderfully made.  How He knows us so well and hears us when we cry out to Him.  How He cares about every detail of our lives.  Riley kept saying "God is awesome!  I'm so glad He made it so much better."

I love that she saw God's hand in her healing.  That she knew He had made a way for it to clear.  I love that she knows her God and that she understands that He knows her.

***Update:  her finger is disgusting.  Nail is peeling off.  Infection is completely gone, but wow - it looks terrible.  Will be interesting to see what happens when the nail is off.


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