...and you have prayed and prayed, and the Spirit of God brings His comforting promises to your mind...it's good to know you have brothers and sisters in Christ who will pray for you and share your burden.
Well, friends, today has been a really bad day for me. First off, August 25th is my son's birthday. Had he lived we would be celebrating his 41 years. Even knowing he is in the arms of God, it's still always a hard thing to think about him on this day each year, but more so with the news I received on Friday the 24th.
My brother, Allan, (some of you know of his lung cancer, and his ephysema), has told me to thank everyone for the prayers on his behalf because so far his cancer has not come back. Recently he told me about some other health issues, and he's been calling me regularly with updates on the test results. He was thrilled to learn that the tests have come back showing nothing is wrong with him. We both praised the Lord on that issue. However, since we laughed and chatted on Wednesday night, there has been some very confusing and upsetting news about a need to take him to the hospital. And to be honest, I have no idea where he is, I've been told he is in a hospital somewhere in Connecticut and that I didn't need to know his whereabouts. I am 1,673 miles from him and am unable to even send him a card. Everything is totally out of my control. Today and tomorrow. I do not understand this, but I do know God does. It's in times like this, I have learned to turn to my brothers and sisters in Christ to pray for me and mine.
Suffice it to say, since this has happened my blood pressure has gone up quite high and the stress of not knowing where he is at the moment does not help. I know that many people out there have as many problems and some worse than I have. But right now, my heart is so very heavy and the Lord tells us to share our burdens with one another. So, here I am, simply sharing this as a sister in Christ who hurts for her brother.
Please pray that God's angels encamp about him and protect him. Pray for his comfort and peace. Pray that the Spirit that dwells within him gives him strength and wisdom and clarity to deal with all that he's going through and the days ahead. Especially pray for discerning doctors who treat him. Thanks so much. selahV