I have posted below the ‘blog’ my husband wrote about the Order of Bruised, Bloody, Broken Knuckles. Tonight we have heavy hearts as we pray for some very serious situations, not the least of which is our nation. We have dear friends here and abroad who are in serious physical peril. A dear friend in Australia had a heart procedure, did well, but had to be rushed back to the hospital and admitted within hours. The husband of a young lady who Rick and I babysat for years ago is going to get a new necessary ‘kidney’ on Thursday. Another has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Another fell and is in the hospital because although she doesn’t appear to be hurt, she cannot stand. Another is heading back to her home from a hospital stay with hospice care.
Father in heaven, we are knocking continuously on your door for the answers we seek. The why and wherefore of these dire situations we do not understand. BUT we do recall what you have left us in Your Word. The stories of the faithful who through fiery trials came through gloriously, encourage our hearts. Job, Joseph, Esther and David, all of these not only received Your blessing but became a blessing through great difficulty and trials.
This scripture is the very first one that came to my mind as I sat with Rick while he was having the stroke almost 2 years ago, October 31st…I believe God is still in control and is the good Father we have found Him to be through all of the eventualities. Luke 11:9 “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 11 If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!
I would love to post the whole 11th chapter of Hebrews here but this verse will tell the story. Verse 1…Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.