The last few days my heart has been troubled about a couple things. In both situations, I want to see change, answers. But there's nothing I can do. Because of my concern, and because of the need - I want to be able to "do" something. It's hard because the troubling situations weigh heavily on my heart.
Someone wrote and told me about a message they heard called "Catch the Wind." The theme of the message was that we can row our boat through life, or we can raise the sails and catch the wind.......His Spirit. It's hard not to row like crazy (doing something!) instead of waiting for the wind! But if we raise our sails and catch that wind at the right time, it's certainly a lot easier!
As soon as I read this, I knew the Lord was speaking to me. I'm now casting my burdens, the things I'm troubled about, on the Lord, and waiting for the wind to come! I know God has answers, and that His timing is perfect. I know this in my heart - it's just hard sometimes to be still and wait! I'm waiting for the wind of His Spirit!
I was able to see Floyd again over the last weekend. While I was in the hall putting on the protective gear we wear to keep from taking germs in to him, he already saw me and smiled real big. :) It was very sweet and tender to be with him again. We keep praying for grace, courage, and the sweet fellowship of the Spirit to be with him.
"I am laid low; preserve my life according to your word........My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word......Give me understanding, so that I may....obey with all my heart.......Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. My comfort in my suffering is this: your promise preserves my life." Psalm 119:25, 28, 34, 49-50
His word always brings help and truth, and revives us day by day!
"He will cover you with His feathers. He will shelter you with His wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection." Psalm 91:4
On hard days, I run to tuck myself under His wings where I'm safe!
This has been a long journey. I'm so glad God doesn't get weary like me. And He never gets tired of my asking for help! How faithful He is.
This week as I’ve pondered these long months of pur journey, I have once again been overwhelmed at the massive wave of prayer that God unleashed. It went from sharing with family and a few friends to thousands overnight! Only God could have put that prayer burden on so many hearts.
I have also been impressed afresh that this unleashing of prayer has so much more to do with things on God's heart than just healing Floyd. Floyd's illness was a catalyst to something much bigger and greater that is on God's heart to see happen. I don't fully understand it, but I know in the depths of my being once more that God is at work and He's doing something very special through all these prayers. He is at work in our midst!
The sweet messages, the "words," the dreams, the impressions, the scriptures - such a common thread of God's heart, and that He wants to do something among His children. I feel humbled and privileged to be part of it.
I’m so grateful for all those praying for Floyd, for me, for our family. We are all so very grateful. The undergirding of prayer has carried us through all these long months. We wait for the "wind of His Spirit" to see what all He still plans for Floyd and for us.
"The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." James 5:16
"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
"You will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you." Jeremiah 29:12
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12