Thursday, July 17, 2014

Patiently Resting...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've discussed my health situation, from time to time.

Although I don't know for sure, it seems to me that nothing much has changed for me, since the drainage tube system was removed.  You see, I still have swelling in my lower gut.  So, it seems that there has been no change.

In case you're not aware, the doctor who installed the drainage tube system had told me that it had to remain inside me, until I was fully healed.  However, due to poor care of my skin below where the bandaging was covering the entrance to my gut of the drainage tube system, I developed blisters. 

This was not a good thing to happen.  This meant that I could no longer have bandaging.  And, without the drainage tube system being covered where it entered my body, meant that the tube had to be removed from my body.

Sigh...

Still I'm remaining as calm as I can be, trusting God for my body to be healed.

Of course, I know other people who have even worse problems in their lives.  And, their situations and health concerns seem to be even more dangerous, than mine.

So, I pray.  Not just for me.  For them.

One such person, is a Facebook friend... Rhonda Burnett.

Normally, here on LwL, I don't use people's names.  However, Rhonda was very kind.  When I asked her if I could write about her health situation, I let her know I wouldn't use her name.  Her response to me was that it was okay to write about her, and even use her name.  Thank you, Rhonda.  May God bless you, my friend.

Rhonda is facing death.

She has been battling lung cancer.  Now, other physical issues have developed.  And, there's no treatment available to provide healing for her.

The only way she will be healed, is if God provides a miracle healing.

Another person I care for has lung cancer.  A cousin of mine. 

My cousin has been in and out of hospital, receiving treatment.  And, is now permanently on oxygen.

Much like I just said about Rhonda, my cousin will probably only be healed if God provides a miracle healing.

Knowing these people I love are suffering drastically, is heartbreaking to me.

Yet, when I've spoken with my cousin, she's been rather calm while talking with me, and updating me regarding her physical health.

The same is true for Rhonda.

This truly amazes me.  And, I must say that I am proud of both of these suffering women.

Why?  Because, even though they are a friend and a relative, they are both my sisters-in-the-Lord.  Hallelujah!

Thinking about the calmness both my cousin and Rhonda are exuding, brought to mind Psalm 37:7 , "Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass."

It seems they are both resting in the Lord, waiting patiently to either be healed, or be taken home, to be with Him.

I believe that the calmness they display is a mirror image of the lack of fretting within them.  The peace within them, that goes beyond all understanding.  The peace that can only come from our Lord.

Please, join me in prayer for my friend Rhonda, my cousin, and indeed anyone else we know who are suffering to the point of drawing close to death.  Thank you.  May God bless you, my friend. 

Dear Heavenly Father,  We come to you, in prayer for these sisters-in-the-Lord, because You are our awesome God.  You alone, know the plans you have for their lives, and for the lives of all people.  We thank You Father, for loving us so much that You sent Your only begotten Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, to earth, to fulfill Your plan of salvation for all who will believe upon Him.  Father, we pray in a special way for my cousin, for my friend Rhonda, and for all who are suffering with various forms of cancer, and/or ailments that are limiting their lifetimes.  We pray that it is Your will to heal them, for nothing is impossible for You.  We know that Your will is always done.  If it is not your will to provide the miracle healing needed, we pray that you will instead continue to provide each of them with the peace that can only come from You.  We pray that You will lift them up, encourage them, and help them to be able to enjoy each moment with friends and family, who love them.  We thank You in advance, and ask this in Jesus' precious name.  Amen.


Until next time...

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