Wednesday, February 24, 2010

For our Kate...

A dear friend texted me this morning with a verse the Lord gave her while praying for our family and for Kate's healing. I read it and felt my heart rejoice. I picked up my Bible as ran as fast as I could over to Kate who was playing in her fairyland. I laid down next to her and read the verse to her while holding her hand and prayed over her. It was the most beautiful morning. This is the verse:
"Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness shall go before you, and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, Here I am. If you take away from your midst yokes of oppression, the finger pointed in scorn, and every form of false, harsh, unjust, and wicked speaking.
And if you pour out that with which you sustain your own life for the hungry and satisfy the need of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in darkness, and your obscurity and gloom become like the noonday.
And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy you in drought and in dry places and make strong your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not."
Isaiah 58: 8-11.
Beautiful.
This passage was such a blessing to me. So refreshing to know that others are still praying for our Kate's complete healing. In regards to her blood tumor, it is shrinking! There was a point where I was so worried because it was filling up with blood at a rapid rate. I wasn't sure how she was going to be able to go potty. The doctors say that these normally don't start to shrink until 6 months of age but hers is already going down. Such an answer to prayer! Her wounds are all closed right now. Another thing we are so thankful for. Kate and I spend our mornings in prayer. Before I put her down for her morning nap we sit in the glider and pray. We pray for precious Kate McRae who is battling cancer and a couple other sweet little ones who are sick, we pray for our family and all those we love and always end it with praying for our precious Kate and her continued healing. It is one of my favorite times of the day. The Lord has given me a very sensitive heart which at times I struggle with. I have really been struggling with these little ones who have cancer. We pray day in and day out for them and it feels as if my heart is being crushed. It's something I don't understand and it absolutely kills me. Sweet little 2 year old Layla will be meeting Jesus very soon, most likely today. I don't understand it. I will not question God as to why He allows this because I know that there is a reason for it. It makes NO sense at all but when my time comes and I meet Jesus face to face, I will understand. For now, we will continue to pray for their healing and I am praying against all of the thoughts that the enemy has been trying to plant in my mind. This is my battle right now. The Lord will win and I will stand firm in praying for these little ones.
Thank you Kym for encouraging me this morning and for your prayers. They mean so much to us!

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