Thursday, June 29, 2017

Mercy-flood (and last night's update about Dave)

But he said to me,
 "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, 
so that Christ's power may rest on me.
2 Cor.12:9

 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

Sometimes we don’t know what or how to pray; The Great Unknown
Rolls like a sea before us. Past behind us set in stone
Life’s ups and downs, its ebb and flow of joys and sorrows splay
But ever in the Mercy-flood we simply call Today

Sometimes Today brings bonny breeze, its seas are flecked with gold
And it is not too hard to sing; kings, glad with what we hold
But oh, sometimes we groan like beggars looking up to God
With hand outstretched pleading for mercy ‘neath love’s temp’ring rod

How small the scope we peer through, trusting, hoping as we pray
‘Thy will be done’ the bravest words that we will ever say
While God so rich in mercy, as we sense His loving care
Sustains us with His Presence; Peace and Strength beyond compare

Sometimes Today is gray; grace does not waver in the gale
And what we do not know is Known by One who will not fail
Then Lord, as we look up to you as dawn breaks through yon deep
Grant us the faith to trust in promises you always keep

© Janet Martin

Dear Lord, help us surrender our want to Your will.

Last night Karen called to see if I could write and post the day's update so she could go home and straight to bed...

 Tonight's better-day update from Karen. 
Hi all! Tonight I am writing the update for Karen so she can go straight to bed when she gets home. First and foremost, a HUGE thank-you to all who prayed, messaged etc. What a better day than yesterday they had! Dave's pain was more manageable and he was able to sit up for between 20-30 min. this morning. He was determined to try again this afternoon but was unable to, simply because there was never enough available nurses to help. Karen is so encouraged today after a visit from their pastor, an elder and some friends who gave her much appreciated hugs! She was able to chuckle when a nurse called Dave stubborn and he immediately disagreed( some of the old fire returning, such a good sign) They truly believe the prayers are what made a huge difference today and plead with you all to please pray...good days and bad alike! Dave asked Karen this afternoon, after noticing her exhaustion, if she is okay. Others had encouraged her to be open with her side of things so she told him about her emotional melt-down and he is so concerned that she takes care of herself too! this always touches her so much! So referring back to the roller-coaster Karen compared it to a few days ago, today was more up than down and Dave reminded her that this is likely how it will be for the next while...up and down. 
That is why they covet our prayers each and every day and thank-you in advance!
 Praying God grants you a restful night without nightmares or cramps! hugs~


  1. Nice write. It felt like a "prayer circle". Thank you for the update. My prayers continue for the family.

    1. Martin these two little words seem inept to convey the deep emotion in them but they are all I have...thank-you and God bless! Yes, it does feel like a 'family'... we who pray!


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