Kate is off at school this morning and we are nervously passing the time: praying, reading, cleaning (the house and ourselves), sipping coffee and praying some more. Her PET scan is scheduled to start today at 1:30pm MST. I will do the math for you, that is 3:30 Eastern/12:30 Pacific. Please pray that the scan would come back negative for any cancerous activity!
We will most likely not get results until our appointment tomorrow morning at 10am. So we will remain vigilant in prayer and placing our hope in the LORD. I have been meditating on the staggering verses in reference to prayer found in Scripture, and begging God to grant the faith to pray & live accordingly…
1 John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
(see also 1 John 3:21; James 5:16; Matthew 21:21)
Your encouraging words and prayers have been such a blessing from God. Thank you and please don’t stop! Many of you have shared verses of encouragement and I have spent much time looking over the Scriptures and praying them to God. Here are a number of the passages that we have been praying and continue to lift up to God today, we would love for you to join us in praying these for Kate…
Exodus 14: 13“Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
Isaiah 43: 1 But now, this is what the LORD says—he who created you, O Jacob,he who formed you, O Israel:”Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers,they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire,you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
Psalm 107: 19 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. 20 He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
Psalm 27: 13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
Psalm 103: 1 Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
John 11: 4 When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.”
Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.