Saturday, February 21, 2009

We are praying and praying, and waiting and waiting, to see Luke healed today!

Here is today's reading from my Streams In The Desert devotional book:

February 21
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him. (Psalms 37:7)
Have you prayed and prayed, and waited and waited, and still you see no evidence of an answer? Are you tired of seeing no movement? Are you at the point of giving up? Then perhaps you have not waited in the right way, which removes you from the right place - the place where the Lord can meet you.

"Wait for it patiently"
(Rom. 8:25). Patience eliminates worry. The Lord said He would come, and His promise is equal to His presence. Patience eliminates weeping. Why feel sad and discouraged? He knows your needs better than you do, and His purpose in waiting is to receive more glory through it. Patience eliminates self-works. "The work of God is this: to believe" (John 6:29), and once you believe, you may know all is well. Patience eliminates all want. Perhaps your desire to receive what you want is stronger than your desire for the will of God to be fulfilled.

Patience eliminates all
weakness. Instead of thinking of waiting as being wasted time, realize that God is preparing His resources and strengthening you as well. Patience eliminates all wobbling. "He touched me and raised me to my feet" (Dan. 8:18). God's foundations are steady, and when we have His patience within, we are steady while we wait. Patience yields worship. Sometimes the best part of praiseful waiting is experiencing "great endurance and patience. . . joyfully" (Col. 1:11). While you wait, "let [all these aspects of] patience have her perfect work" (James 1:4 kjv), and you will be greatly enriched. C.H.P.

Hold steady when the fires burn,
When inner lessons come to learn,
And from this path there seems no turn -
"Let patience have her perfect work."

What a needed word for me today. Waiting is so hard, being patient is almost impossible, but realizing that this is exactly what God wants me to do makes it possible. Luke is desperately in need of a miraculous touch from Jesus today. Have you gotten tired of me asking and asking and asking for you all to pray? I hope not, I'm sorry if you are, but I can not stop asking because I know God hears our prayers and is going to answer them soon! Please join us in praying for:
  • Luke's tonsil to get smaller again, they are blocking his airway causing severe obstruction problems, he stops breathing off and on all night long.
  • For him to get off the oxygen that he has been on for the past month.
  • For the alarms to stop going off all night long.
  • For Gordy and I, we are exhausted, sleepless nights, stress, worry, we are holding tight onto Jesus' hand, but the journey has become so hard lately.
Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Suzi


Pam said...

Never, never tired of hearing your call to pray and hold you all close to our hearts. Hoping that this morning finds Luke better. Love, Pam

Nicole said...

May God answer all the prayers for your son.