God Hears Your Prayer

When my wife was pregnant with our triplet sons, she started showing signs of going into labor at just 12 weeks.

Our doctor was able to hold off her labor, but he then told us that our three unborn babies may be born invalids or even die in the womb.

He told us that if my wife had another emergency room visit before Labor Day Weekend, he would strongly suggest that we consider “reducing” from 3 to 2 or 1.

Hard work had gotten me through so many tough times in my life, but I could not work extra hours to make this situation better. I could not ask a favor of someone to help get us through this moment.

There was only one thing we could do: pray.

And ask others to pray for us as well.

I have found that, sometimes, God will put you in a position in life where He wants to make it clear to you; there is nothing that you can do to make the situation better, there is nothing anyone else can do to help you, there is only one person, God, who can help you.

He does this, because He wants a loving relationship with you.

As you can imagine, we were stressed, worried, scared… it was a week to week, day to day and, yes, hour to hour journey for us.   

Well, wouldn’t you know it, on Labor Day, my wife’s monitor went off and we had to rush to the emergency room.

As the doctor walked in, my wife was coming out of the bathroom. He was over 6’0” tall. She is 5’3”.

She looked up at him and said, “If you came in here to tell me we need to reduce, you can just leave. I’m not giving up on our three babies.”

The doctor looked at her, smiled and said, “Okay, then we will fight to keep them.”

And fight we all did.

On December 20, 1998, our three sons, Chris, Nick and George were born. They were so small (each around 3 pounds), but they were healthy.

Praise God.

Our sons are now 23 years old and became scholar-athletes in high school, graduated college with honors and, most importantly, are great young men. 

My friend, I write all this to you, to remind you that there is a mighty God above who knows exactly what you are going through.

He hears your prayers.

I bear witness to that.

Pray and ask Him for help.

He never will let you down.

Remember James 1:12, “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”

Keep the faith…