Monday, August 8, 2011
Where is the Peace?
Sometimes in our Christian walk, we receive news that saddens us and causes us to pause and go back to the basics of our faith.
The middle of July, I lived the scene described above. A lady from our church was told, as she was being released from a hospital, that she had Cancer.
In times like this, all we can do is pray for the person. But we don’t always know how. Do we pray for that person to get well? Do we pray for divine healing, that God do his miracle for that person in Heaven? Do we ask the Lord how to pray?
In January, 2009, another friend had a complication from surgery. We prayed for her to be healed but to be able to remain with us. Several of us told God we knew we were selfish in our prayers. That friend is still with us. It was God’s decision to honor our prayers. We constantly keep in mind that, while we prayed, He could have chosen not to answer our prayer as we asked.
Peace returns to us as we pray, read scripture and reflect on His goodness to those who trust Him. After a good night’s rest and a session of reading scriptural reminders that God will help our friend through what lay ahead of her, I can focus on Him and know he is there for her and her family.