Thursday, March 7, 2013

Hope, Tribulation & Prayer...

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I discussed my latest health concern.  And, asked for prayer for healing.

Thank you, to all who prayed.  May God bless you...

Last evening, I chatted with an adult daughter of my friend, V.  She let me know that her mom definitely has cancer in her lung, and in her liver.

Apparently, the doctor(s) told my friend V, she has four to six (4-6) months to live.

Be still my heart...

I've known V for about 30 years, now.  We met each other, just after I moved into a townhome I purchased, way back then.  She and her family lived a couple of doors to the east of my unit.

When chatting with V's daughter C, she let me know that her mom is now at home again, fully equipped with oxygen.  I was grateful to hear this, because I had tried to reach her by telephone, but hadn't been able to connect with her.

I must admit that even though it was suspected that V had cancer, it was shocking to me. 

Especially, since another daughter of V's, has had surgeries on her lung and brain.  And, she is under care once again, as they suspect brain cancer, now.

Later, into my mind, popped my friend and ex-coworker C.  He's the fellow who has been recovering well enough after having a stroke, that he's able to walk short distances and even drive, once again.

Unfortunately, C found out recently that he has cancer of the esophagus. 

Soon, he will find out more about what kind of treatment he will be scheduled for.  Although, he did mention that he will be having chemotherapy.

Even though I began praying once again, I found myself feeling rather overwhelmed.  Let's face it, it's not easy dealing with life's trials.  Especially, trials of this nature, where the possiblity of loss has been suggested.

My mind raced over Bible verses that would give support.  I thought of Romans 12:12, "Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;"

Wow!  How perfect a verse for this situation. 

After all, our hope is in the Lord, who gave himself for us and paid the price for all our sin, at Calvary. 

Then of course, patience in tribulation can only come from our Lord, who provides for all our need.

And, after all is said and done, the best thing we have, is the power of prayer, that our Lord gave us, when we came to Christ, and was saved.

Of course, we don't know the plans He has for us.  Only God truly knows this.  But, we know that He hears our prayers.

Because we are His children.  At least, those of us, who are saved.

If you're not yet saved, please come to Christ... today.  No one is guaranteed tomorrow.  Not me.  Not you.  No one. 

And, trusting in Jesus is the only way to be guaranteed spending eternity in heaven.  Hopefully, one day, I'll see you, there.

Once again, I feel I must ask for prayer.  This time, not for me (although if you'd like to pray for me, this would be wonderful).  But rather, for my friends who truly need all the prayer they can receive. 

Thank you.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

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