8.15.2007

comfort

"When we are in fear we can do nothing less than pray, but our Lord has a right to expect that those who name His Name should have an understanding confidence in Him. God expects His children to be so confident in Him that in any crises they are the reliable ones. Our trust is in God up to a certain point, then we go back to the elementary panic prayers of those who do not know God. We get to our wit's end, showing that we have not the slightest confidence in Him and His government of the world; He seems to be asleep, and we see nothing but breakers ahead. "O ye of little faith!" What a pang must have shot through the disciples--"Missed it again!" And what a pang will go through us when we suddenly realize that we might have produced downright joy in the heart of Jesus by remaining absolutely confident in Him, no matter what was ahead. There are stages in life when there is no storm, no crises, when we do our human best; it is when a crisis arises that we instantly reveal upon whom we rely. If we have been learning to worship God and to trust Him, the crisis will reveal that we will go to the breaking point and not break in our confidence in Him..." ~Oswald Chambers
I had a phone call from mum monday night. She said she was calling to give me the update on Grandma's doctor visit. I knew something was wrong, but I thought it was something like the CEA counts jumped high or white blood cells were too low. The thought that the cancer had spread never entered my mind. Ever since then, I've been fighting those "elementary panic prayers". But the fact remains that CHRIST DIED FOR SINNERS. Grandma's greatest need has been met. He is faithful. Our reprieve is most definitely over. But who's to say that He won't bring another one? Even if He doesn't, it does not change the truth of His goodness.
The main point of this post is to request your prayers. Please pray that the chemo is effective in eradicating the cancer that is now in 3 of Grandma's vertebrae. Also, please lift up my mum. She's in upstate NY with the kids taking care of her grandma. I know it's hard on her to be away from her mom when she feels like she's needed most. Pray that my grandparents would be able to rest in the everlasting arms of their Savior. Thanks.
"How firm a foundation, you saints of the Lord..."

5 comments:

Susan W. said...

I'll be praying!!

Please let your mom know that I miss her and love her, and will be praying for her, her mom, and the whole situation.

Love you guys.

me said...

im praying dams.
fun talking to you the other night.

Heather Michelle said...

Hey Damaris,

This is Heather from the Clash.

I will be praying for your grandmother. The Lord is faithful and works good through all things. Those promises may seem like just words in the midst of tragedy, but the glorious thing is that they are true. Thank you for your humility and desire to please the Lord in the midst of your panic. He will bless that.

Miss you!! I lost your email, but I stumbled on your blog by accident. Do you have my email?

In him, we are made strong.

-Heather

beth said...

will be praying

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