Thursday, April 22, 2010
My God Heals
I really needed our book study, Praying The Names of God, this week. And this little darlin, Joeliana is a living witness to the truth of "The LORD Who Heals".
As most of you know, it has been a hard week for my mother. On top of finding out that there is a new problem in her crushed leg, she has spent the last 3 days with a high fever...really SICK. I loved this verse from our study...a promise from His Word; "This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says' I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you." II Kings 20:5
Also, I felt the LORD showed me Psalm 71 this week; verses that pray "Forsake Me Not When My Strength Is Spent". Especially these verses "Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; For you, O LORD, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth.
But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.
O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim you wondrous deeds." (All of these are from Ps. 71)
See, I look at her...
...and where she was...
and I look at her...
and though, mother I WOULD NEVER SAY YOU ARE OLD;
this verse if living in our family right now...
"So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come." Psalm 71:18
You see, my mother had cancer at one point and wasn't even sure if she would see children of her own. My parents had not been able to get pregnant, then came cancer, then surgery, then A BABY...me! My mother prayed she would live to be a witness of Gods goodness to her children. After my birth and my brothers birth, no more babies came. However, not only did my mother live to bless me, she is now blessing and teaching "another generations"...her grandchildren. And some of the grandchildren have already come through some pretty difficult and painful things.
And so, my precious ones, tonight may we all remember that from "our youth" to "old age", HE IS our YAHWEH ROPHE- The LORD Who Heals; and somewhere in that TRUTH and that PROMISE, we rest, and pray and tell the next generation that His love and goodness and healing is there for us all.
Thank you, Mom and Dad for living this before me every day of my life...with you both beside us, Steve and I will "proclaim Your might to another generation".
"My Precious Yahweh Rophe, please heal my precious mother!"