Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Psalm 34: 17-19

17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
19 A righteous man may have many troubles,
but the LORD delivers him from them all;


  1. In January of 2003 I prayed for strength to accept His will and for comfort for the family. On November 11 of 2003 I prayed, (at 6am, before I even knew the extent of what was wrong with him), that He would not take my father from me that day. He was gone 8 hours later. In between were 11 months of time with Dad that I treasure, but I found out after his passing that those 11 months for him were pain filled. I told mom about that prayer and cried over it with her because I felt that it was so selfish. But she disagreed with me saying that it was earnest and that I had spoken from my heart. She told me most assuredly that God had heard my prayer. My prayers over Mom changed as the days passed in the hospital. From healing to acceptance to peace. I am thankful for the 8 weeks or so that I got to spend time with her every day. I don't have any answers, just a different perspective and a little understanding about your hurting. I'm sorry you are hurting, I love you and I will pray for you. And I will say one last thing and then stop, after all this is your blog, not mine. God did heal both Mom and Dad, and they've never been better.

  2. I agree that God did heal them in a spiritual way, and that there could be no greater healing than that. The earthly part of me still selfishly wants the earthly healing...all the while knowing that for the ones we love there could be no greater joy and healing than being with our God.