In the past, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL) I've mentioned that my daughter P, has Lupus.
You may or may not be aware that everyone who has Lupus, is Arthritic. Like P.
I must admit, that it breaks my heart to see her suffer. And, suffer... she does.
As I discussed previously, P broke out with lesions. Not just on her face, but also on her body.
On Monday, she let me know that she got a call from her Rheumatologist's office, in London, Ontario. About a 2 1/2 hour drive from home, each way.
Apparently, they had a cancellation and offered her a chance to see the physician, yesterday. So, P drove to London.
It didn't take much for her Rheumatologist to confirm that indeed, she is in the beginning of a flare-up.
The thing that upsets me most, is hearing that it's the beginning of a flare-up. Not the ending, or the centre of a flare-up. The beginning.
In addition to the medications that P is already taking, he prescribed her another drug. One that she had in the past, and wasn't happy taking.
While I would prefer to not discuss the medications, I will say that most people do not like taking the medication that she will be taking, again. The drug may be good in some aspects, but it is usually one that makes people gain weight.
I, myself, was on it, many years ago. In one sense, I am still taking the drug. Not by mouth, any longer. Instead in the form of an eye drop that I use, regularly.
Even though P may not be excited about having to add another medication to the list of what she is taking, I praise God that she was able to receive medical care, sooner than was anticipated. Thank You, Lord!
This was truly an answer to prayer. For this, I praise God!
Of course, God always answers prayer of His children.
He may immediately confirm that He will do whatever was asked of Him. Or, He may not. He may delay His response, meaning that He's virtually saying, 'maybe'. And, in some cases, nothing at all happens, proving that His response was, 'no'.
However, there is a way where we are able to have a positive response from God.
He told us in John 15:7, "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you."
You see, if we remain in/with Him and do not depart from Him, we can ask of Him, anything... and shall be done unto us. Of course, we must read, understand and learn His Word, the Bible. This is part of His agreement.
Please understand, this does not necessarily mean that we can act like spoiled children. After all, He is not a genie in a bottle, who will grant us every wish.
But, He knows our heart. He knows whether we stand with Him, or not. He knows our dedication.
And, if it is His heart's desire, He will answer our prayer request, in a positive way.
He answered my prayers, yesterday. Again, I thank You, Father!
I prayed for travelling mercies for P. Dry roads, no accident, incident, car trouble, tickets, etc. He answered my prayer, by giving this to her!
I had prayed previously, that she would receive an earlier appointment time, than had been given to her in the past. He provided the appointment, yesterday!
I had prayed that He would give the Rheumatologist wisdom, to know how to help P and alter her medication needs, if necessary. It seemed that He provided this, also.
In addition, I had prayed that many people would pray for healing for P.
Many people from all over the world have been praying for her. Many of my Facebook friends assured me they prayed.
For this, I am truly grateful. After all, prayer is very important to everyone. Especially, those who need it most.
You may not be aware of this, but I pray for you, daily. This is the truth.
Friend, I pray that you will find it in your heart to continue to pray for healing for P. For this, I thank you.
And, pray that God will bless you.
Until next time...
If you would like to comment, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org