You know the phrase “when it rains is pours” is a phrase because it feels so true. We all have times in our lives that our overwhelmingly sad and difficult and discouraging and like the bad news just won’t stop. Sometimes just one event can turn your whole world upside down.
I am currently praying really big prayers for families that I don’t even know personally. What I do know is that these people really love Jesus and they are dealing with very sick children. I am tempted to question God and ask all of the “why” questions. But I don’t think those answers are for me to know.
My role, as a daughter of the King and as a sister of these followers of Christ is to stand in the gap.
In Episode 7, Leah and I talked about these really tough times in our lives that have the capacity to overwhelm us to the point of hopelessness. I have been there myself before – divorce, job loss, a very sick parent, and financial ruin all at once. Leah talked about all of the cancer, pregnancy loss, and death the plagued the people she loved. When you’re in the midst of such things it is so hard to know what to do.
What I know to do right now is to cling to the hope of our final destination in Christ. This world is not our home. Eternity with God is. Healing happens in both places. These mamas and daddies are praying so hard for the kind of healing that happens on earth. Let’s join them in that prayer.
Father, we know that you love these children even more than their own parents could. We trust in you to heal them and restore their earthly bodies to them. We beg you to allow them to walk out of the hospitals they are in with their families and resume childhood. We know you can, Lord. We believe you will. And we will rejoice in your name. Amen
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer. 1 Peter 3:12