I would like to come to you today as I usually do, with words of encouragement and cheer, or at least something funny to share. But if I am honest with you, my friends, today I need your prayers.
Do you ever feel like the devil has you in his sights? I mean, feel like you have a big target on your back? Well, that is how I feel today. Over the past couple of weeks I have been dealing with some health issues. It appears anything serious has been ruled out, thank you Father, but, I am waiting on final test results. I am believing God for complete healing. My mother-in-law had surgery earlier this week, and my husband and I had to take her to the ER last night to check out some complications. Again, thank God, the doctors didn't feel it was serious and we were able to take her home. And just this morning, my husband had to take our son to the doctor. Evidently, while he was in weight class, the weight lifting bar slipped from his hand and hit him in the mouth. Needless to say that in the collission of the bar and his teeth and his lip, the teeth and bar won. The doctor didn't put stitches in his lip because he said it would heal better without them, no teeth were broken and he is at home with an ice pack on his mouth. I praise God that he wasn't more seriously injured. Hallelujah.
Ladies, I would ask you that you lift me and my family in prayer today. It seems the enemy is on the attack but I know that greater is HE that is in me than he that is in the world (I John 4:4). I stand upon every promise God gave me. That I am more than a conqueror thru Him (Romans 8:37). That while in the world I will have trouble, I can be of good cheer because MY SAVIOR has overcome the world (John 16:33).
I know that these are not words on a page. They are promises. Heavenly promises that we have because we belong to Him. I love Him so, and I know that He will strengthen me through this time of attack.
So today I come to you honestly in need of your prayers. Please lift my family before the throne as I stand on II Corinthians 4:8-9 which says "troubled on every side, yet not distressed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed."
The Bible tells us to pray one for another, to bear each others burdens. Well, today I have shared my burden with you. I know that God is in control, and that He will make something good out of every circumstance in my life if I will only put it all at His feet. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers.