This week the doctor said that Floyd’s condition is much the same - he's still battling the infections. He has been a combination of quiet and attentive sometimes, and feisty and agitated at other times. We are continuing to ask God to minister peace deep into his being.
The therapist has been getting him into his chair everyday. This is so good to strengthen him and I think he likes the change from lying down.
Floyd was treated to his own personal worship recital by a Christian musician friend this week! I'm hoping it really blessed him.
As I was doing my daily walking exercise one day this week, I had a good time talking with the Lord. I feel at a loss knowing how to help Floyd right now. Battling these 3 infections seems to have taken such a big toll on his body. I poured out my heart to the Lord asking Him to give me wisdom - and to intervene and relieve Floyd's suffering.
I felt (as I have so many times when I've cried out to Him) that I just need to give everything to Him, and let Him do as He wills. I gave everything over to Him afresh. It seems to be important to do that no matter how many times I've done it before. I don't know what He has in mind, but I am powerless to do anything. I'm grateful He is carrying me - and carrying Floyd!
"Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; He lifts His voice, the earth melts. The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Come and see what the Lord has done, the desolations He has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; He burns the shields with fire. He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." The Lord almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress." Psalm 46:6-11
He is mighty. He is in control. He is our refuge. He is worthy of our praise.
I think I'm being realistic in realizing Floyd's condition could go either way - and yet I'm feeling to keep asking. Jesus never rebuked anyone for asking. I can ask for the miracle, and still surrender to His will if His plans are different.
"Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray....I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly." Psalm 5:1-3
"I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you." Luke 11:9
"Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete." John 16:24
"Lord, help!" they cried.....and He rescued them from their distress." Psalm 107:6
He is trustworthy whatever the outcome, but I ask for miracles!
So, as we continue asking for healing for Floyd, we believe "there is something about asking that is worship." It signifies that we understand God's greatness when we ask for the impossible things.
I was sent the picture below. It depicts visually the "breakthrough" we are asking for. It's hard. It seems impossible. It defies logic. It's amazing when it happens. It shows nothing is too hard for God - part of His creation did this!
"Jesus looked at them and said, "With man, this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'" Matthew 19:26
I've been privileged to see God do the impossible during my life. I humbly ask for it again.