Friday, August 16, 2019

Troy Onstott's last night at Children's Mercy Hospital

It was the last night of 10-year-old Troy Onstott's 45-day stay at Children's Mercy  Hospital recovering from injuries suffered in a UTV accident.

As she has each evening, his mother Jill shared her thoughts with the people who have supported her, Troy, her husband T. J. and the rest of the family every step of the way.

Day 44:

I truly don’t know what God has planned for Troy and his testimony. I’ve been praying about it, worried I’ll miss certain signs of what I’m to do with MY story. And tonight as I pray in this hospital room one last night, I pray for those who haven’t accepted Jesus into their hearts to please stop waiting. 

If you don’t know how but want to know...just PRAY, talk to Him, ask Him. 

Pray this prayer:

“Lord - I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior.”

It wasn’t that long ago when I was at a crossroads. Something needed to change and that something was my FAITH in Jesus Christ.

As we continue to trust in Jesus, the Holy Spirit produces fruit in our lives such as “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Gal 5:22-23).

This 45-day, life-altering journey has opened my heart and filled it will love, joy, peace, patience (oh Lord, so much patience), kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. I handed Troy’s broken body to God on day one, when I knew I had absolutely no control of his future. The only control I had was my Faith in Jesus. And Jesus knew my heart. 

He let me feel PEACE instead of fear.

He let me feel LOVE instead of hate. 

He let me feel PATIENCE instead of frustration.

Because of Him, I knew from the very beginning that Troy would be ok. Heck people, he’s more than ok. He’s my TROY, walking and talking his way out of this hospital. You’ve all been saying it and you’re right...

He’s a miracle. 

If you still don’t believe in the power of prayer then you should come visit us. Troy can read to you the first two pages of his medical records and I can walk you through our journey...if you listen with an open heart, then you will leave a believer

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if there are any thoughts and prayers for properly training vehicle operators and attempting to faithfully comply with all the applicable traffic laws?

There is a reason why traffic laws exist.

There is a reason why there is a mandatory minimum age to obtain a drivers license.

There is a reason why a valid operators license is required to operate certain types of vehicles on the public roads.

The laws of physics apply to all.

A person's religious beliefs and practices, or the lack thereof, have nothing to do with this.