Thursday, July 25, 2013

Are? For?

Yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) I wrote about finding out that the brother of a (past) friend hadn't healed, after having a stroke.  Instead, he is receiving treatment at a rehabilitation centre, here in Windsor.

In addition, I wrote about going to visit him.

When I first saw him, he was pale as a ghost.  Totally, washed out.  No colour in his face.  And, he was asleep.  I prayed over him.

A few days later, I visited once again.  This time, he was awake and his complexion had improved.  I praised God for this.

However, I felt badly for him.  Watching him unable to move the left side of his body, wasn't great.  And, seeing that he struggled just trying to speak, made me feel sad, for him.

Even though I don't ask God why He has allowed my health concerns, I found myself appealing to God, asking why this was happening to such a good man of God.  Why I did this, I don't know.  It may have been because I felt so badly about his situation.

The truth is that only God knows why He allows these heartbreaking things to happen to us.  Even if we don't know the exact reason why He allows us to be hurt over and over again, we know that He uses even the worst experiences for our good.

Now, I didn't say those horrid things are good.  I said He uses them for our good.

Just as He told us He does, in Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

No matter the reason, God will use this situation my friend's brother is facing, for good.  In his life. 

It may also affect someone else's life.  Possibly a nurse, a therapist, a doctor, or whoever has contact with my friend's brother, may come to Christ, through seeing how he faces each day, trusting Jesus.

In any case, anyone who is saved, is one of the called, according to His purpose.  Just like my friend's brother.

As my brother in Christ, I feel the need to ask for prayer for him.  If you can find it in your heart, please pray for total, restorative healing for my friend's brother. 

Thank you.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

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