Friday, February 20, 2009

The Answer is Always Jesus

How helpless parents feel when there is nothing they can do for their sick child, but pray. I know prayer is the ultimate answer and while we've hit our knees many times on behalf of our children, there's still that nagging feeling that we could do, should do, more. There's still that horrible tremble of fear going on inside us even though we've placed everything in God's hands. Sometimes I imagine God is shaking his head, pursing his lips and saying, "Ohhhh, Jessica, haven't you learned by now that I'm your answer? The only answer." He knows I know that... and believe it with all my heart, and I praise Him for answering my prayers even when I can't speak them aloud; for those times I can do nothing more than cry and beg, "please-God-please-God-please-God-please. .
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Like I'm doing now for my friend Angie and her son Eric. You can read the latest update on Eric by visiting her blog here. Eric makes a little progress and then he'll have a bad night or morning. He's definitely keeping us on our toes with our prayers. This is definitely a time to pray without ceasing. 1 Thess. 5:17.

As it says in Matthew 17:20-21, 'For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”

Matthew 7:7,8 says "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."

Ask. Seek. Knock. There are so many wonderful prayer warriors across the country praying for Eric and his family. I thank God for each of them.

"Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Hebrews 4:16

As believers, we know without doubt that God has the power to answer prayer. God has given each of us the gift of faith. Let's pray that whatever is standing in the way of total restoration for sweet Eric be removed. Let's pray for the doctors and medical professionals as they tend to Eric. Let's pray that God gives them wisdom, and especially gives wisdom and comfort to Angie and Bob as they sit and wait and pray for their son. Lord, guide them in every decision they make. And let's praise God that praying for Eric allows us to express the sincerest desire of our heart and soul--which is that this precious young man be touched and healed, and will speak of the miracle in days to come.

Thank you, Jesus, thy will be done.
Amen.

6 comments:

LKHarris-Kolp said...

I am speechless, don't know what to say, but you better believe I will sit here and pray.

Walter said...

Jess,
Thank you for writing what we are all feeling and for bringing us back to the Word. We are praying with you for that miracle, for God to glorify His name in Eric's life.

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

How helpless parents feel....Oh so, true. We all feel helpless in situations that are out of our control.

As though we really have control of much anyway LOL.

My prayers are with Eric, Angie and the entire family for Eric's total recovery & restoration.

And I THANK everyone praying form my husband.

PamT

Erica Vetsch said...

Prayers are being said on Eric's behalf from frozen MN.

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

As a mom I know that prayers are truly the answer as my prayers have been recently answered concerning my daughter. I know the mercy and love of God and the love He has for our children. I am praying right now for the full recovery of Eric and continued blessings for his family.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Angie, this is Zach DeFelice, from Eric's math class. My mom has read and updated us on Eric's situation. I have just now read your blog myself, and I have found it amazing what God has done for Eric. He has certainly blessed your family. I say a special prayer each night for Eric, and talk to God alone and ask of him to heal Eric and let him recover from this pneumonia that has over-taken his lungs. Billy and I have informed our church and youth group of Eric's situation; and every sunday we stop and have about 5 min. of silent prayer for him. I look up to you for keeping faith, and looking to God for answers and hope. I just wanted to let you know that back here in Louisiana, we all have faith in Eric. You have done everything right and I'm sure will continue. May God Bless You All -Zach