Monday, January 22, 2018

Loss... & Prayer Request...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I need to ask you to pray.

A friend of mine truly needs prayer.

Years ago we knew each other.  And, I also knew the spouse.  But, eventually they moved away from Canada and eventually, they were divorced.

That's not why I'm asking for prayer.

You see, my friend let me know earlier this month, that the divorced spouse had cancer... and needed help, so my friend helped the ex-spouse with cancer.  Especially, since a daughter wasn't able to help, because she lived here in Canada and not where her parents lived.  Also, because the other two (2) daughters who lived in the same city, both work.  A daughter is a teacher, and the other daughter is a police officer.

So, my friend helped the ex-spouse on a regular basis.  For the ex-spouse had been told they had about six to eight (6-8) months to live.

On Wednesday, January 15th, 2018 my friend went to the house to help the ex-spouse, but couldn't enter the house.  So, the police were called.  The police opened the house, and they found the ex-spouse had died.  :'(

Since I believe my friend still loved the ex-spouse even though they were divorced, my friend plus their family members truly need prayer.  After all, they will all experience grief.

But, something worse exists.

My friend actually messaged me and told me that they didn't pray even though they sat beside the dead ex-spouse for about an hour.  And, said to me that if there was truly a God, then this wouldn't have happened.

Sigh...  :'(

Obviously, my friend is broken-hearted.

Even though I had been praying that my friend would gain salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, it obviously hadn't happened, yet.  And, now the grief will keep my friend away from becoming a Christian.

Please join me in praying for my friend.  I actually asked God to allow and have Jesus approach my friend, the way Jesus did to Saul... who became the Apostle Paul... after gaining salvation.

Why would I hope this would happen?  Why have I prayed for this?

Because I believe that since my friend has turned people away from Christianity in the past, I believe that if my friend becomes a fellow Christian, my friend will actually do what the Apostle Paul did, by approaching people and leading them to come to Christ.

But, at this moment, my friend is truly suffering.  Has a broken heart.  And, doesn't have strength from God.

This made me think of Psalm 73:26, "My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever."

Amen!  My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

I pray this will happen for my friend.  That my friend will gain salvation and become a fellow Christian who will do everything to bring family, friends and other people to Christ.  For then, my friend will have the strength that God provides for everyone who belongs to Him.

I trust God to do this and will continue to pray.  Especially, since I know the broken-heartedness won't be good today.

For the funeral of the ex-spouse who was loved, is happening today.

Please, join me in prayer.

Thank you.

May God bless you.


Until next time...

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