Sunday, February 13, 2011

12th Feb

A long, long day, incredibly stressful and yet somehow the Lord is carrying us through life’s challenges with perfect peace. I feel stronger at the end of the day than at a 6am premature wake-up. Even more strangely I feel more hopeful today than yesterday completely in contradiction to our circumstances. Some kind friends recently gave us a card with the well-known footprints in the sand poem reminding us of how the Lord carries us through times of difficulty...

Jane had a difficult night in extreme pain resulting in us gate crashing an appointments only service at our GP. The doctor was very kind and arranged for Jane to be admitted for proper assessment at Derby Royal Hospital. Tonight tests are not yet complete but things are pointing towards either pleurisy or a blood clot both of which should be treatable. She is relatively comfortable and actually had a very pleasant couple of hours later on when our eldest daughter joined us. We pray for a speedy resolution and safe discharge from hospital as soon as possible.

Both Jane and I feel this is an answer to yesterday’s prayer in that the specific health problems of the past three months could now well be resolved. We believe in and desire the miraculous instant healing of God but despite the discomfort we are very happy to receive his healing touch using the very kind and caring staff we meet at the hospital. Let it be so Lord!

Thanks to our kind friends in the USA who gave us the following scripture.

Isaiah 40vs29-31 ‘He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.’ (NIV)

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