Friday, May 29, 2015

John Mercer...

You may be surprised with what I have to say, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), today.  If you've read recent LwL entries, you'll be aware that Tuesday was a rather busy day for me. 

However, there was something else that happened, that made it a rather stressful day, for me.

I need to let you know that a Facebook (FB) fellow took up much of my time, on Tuesday evening.  After I returned home from Bible Study.

John Mercer, told me it was okay to request prayer for him. 

He's been a FB friend for quite a while.  Once in a while, but rather rarely have we chatted on FB.

The last while has been different.

In fact, the last week or so, we have chatted every day.  And, I've been praying for him.

You see, John Mercer let me know he has colon cancer.

He's had surgery to remove a tumour/tumor.  And, has begun having chemotherapy treatments.

I must admit, I feel badly for John Mercer.

Not just because he's not well.  Not just because he's suffering physically, with pain.

Also, because he is alone.  With no family to help him.  No one here on earth to provide for his needs. 

However, I praise God that He has provided care for him!

After all, John Mercer, is unable to work.  Nor, can he drive.

He let me know his pastor came to visit him.  I was thankful for this.

Still, John Mercer is suffering.  Big time!

He's feeling sick.  Feeling overwhelmed.  Not just with suffering and not knowing if he will be healed or not.  He's got tremendous pain. 

And, has felt even fearful, just as he explained to me.

It is for this reason I have spent a lot of time on FB, chatting with John Mercer.  We discussed God, and both agreed about how He told us to not be fearful. 

Thinking of this, reminded me of Isaiah 41:10, "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

Yes, God is with us.  Always. 

Just as we read in today's Bible verse, we should not fear... or, be dismayed.  God will strengthen us.  He will help us.  And, uphold us with the right hand of His righteousness.

When we walk/live in the spirit, it is much easier to think of this, and pass over the fear that our humanness provides.

But, when we suffer physically... and feel we are alone, without anyone there for us, while we suffer big time, it isn't easy.

As I said earlier, I've been praying for John Mercer... my American friend, who lives in South Carolina.  For, he truly needs prayer.

My friend, I am asking you to join me in prayer for John Mercer.  I believe he needs prayer, not just for healing, but also for him to receive encouragement.  After all, God's will is always done.

Thank you.  May God bless you!

Until next time...

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