Friday, March 25, 2011

Knocked for a Loop

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

For the 1st three weeks of March one of my friends and I have been trying to get together for lunch at my house and a day at the Houston Rodeo. I had to cancel lunch. She canceled the rodeo the 1st week because she didn't feel so well. I invited her and her youngest daughter to attend the last day of the rodeo, she said yes then had to cancel because she was not feeling well.

She had been to the doctor for a couple routine tests the 3rd week of March and is now waiting to go to MD Anderson next Tues. The doctors suspect ovarian cancer.

Since Monday I've wanted to cry. I think of her 1st grandchildren (twins) who will make their arrival soon, her daughters, her son, her husband and most of all her. I feel as though there is no air in my sails. But I know what to do: pray, pray, pray and stand on promises found in Scripture. I know God is Who He says He is and I KNOW He can do what He says He will do.

This is another life circumstance in which we need to know His word, we need more than believing in Him we need to know Him.

I ask you to pray for my friend, God knows her name (they have not gone public yet), her pain levels are intense and she is in limbo until she goes to MD Anderson next week.

1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.

2 comments:

Sheryl said...

Oh my friend, I am definitely praying for your friend. I'm also praying for you as you minister to her.

Sheryl

Karen said...

praying...