Monday, September 24, 2007

Today's Lesson

Usually after praying intensely about something, I get a fresh perspective about whatever it is I've been praying about. And after spending the day Friday praying for Annie, I think one of the things God reminded me is that there's alot more going on here than just her health. And, much of what God wants to do here probably doesn't have anything to do with Annie--it's just that she is who God is using to get our attention.

When she first got sick in January, one of the Bible verses that came to mind is James 1:2-4: "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." So, of course, after praying all day on Friday, and having Annie wake up yesterday with a head cold and still not being able to talk reminds me AGAIN of that verse.

I will continue to pray for God to heal Annie--which I need to appreciate that He is doing, although not on my time schedule--but I think I'm going to appreciate more the things He's teaching me along the way. And I'm not unaware that that is EXACTLY what some of you prayed for on Friday!!

So what did He tell you?

Jean

‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3

3 comments:

uncle jeff said...

just smiling at my sister's epiphany,,,

Annie Sullivan said...

Apostrophe.

:)

Gretchen said...

I guess God reminded me that although this probably feels quite isolating and lonely for you all to walk through (Annie's disease process), He has the power not only to heal her, but to touch and affect others whom she doesn't even know.

Is it disappointing to me that I didn't get a phone call from you Saturday morning saying "she's all better!!!"? You bet. Very. But, I'm learning that He cares more for our character than our comfort, and that I need to trust that He loves Annie more than we ever could. Easy to say...hard to do. But that's faith.

Dear Jesus, please, please give me the faith of a mustard seed, I pray. In Your name. Amen.