Happy and Sad

It always seems to happen this way…

A friend’s granddaddy passes.

Another friend’s baby is born.

A friend needs surgery.

Another friend is healed.

A friend’s uncle is fading.

Another friend’s baby is born.

A friend might have had a stroke.

Another friend’s mother’s breast cancer scare turned out to be nothing.

I guess it’s the cycle of life. the good. the bad. the good. the bad.

I’m praying so much right now. Is there something you’d like me to pray about?

7 thoughts on “Happy and Sad”

  1. My strength is sapped. And I’m exhausted. And yet I’ve never been more certain that I’m where I’m supposed to be. But I am so tired. And my body is giving out on me. I need healing. Or wisdom to figure out strategies for getting more rest.

    • Father God, Please reach down and touch Elaina’s body in your supernatural way. Give her the energy and strength she needs to fulfill your purpose for her. Help her touch the women and men and children that you have set before her and help her to mirror your image. Let them see in her, You, Father. Only you. The days are long and the pain is great, give her the strength and power and might only You can give her. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.

  2. My friend’s brother, Rick, is in the hospital for observation. (The doctors aren’t sure what is wrong with him.) He was like a big brother to me when I was in jr. high. If you could say one for him, it would be much appreciated.

    • Lord, It’s so hard for us here when we don’t have answers. In our hearts, we know you’re in control, but it’s os hard to let down our defenses, it’s hard to trust because we tend to remember all the negativity. Father, please take Rick into your arms. Please give the hospital staff–the doctors, nurses, lab techs and everyone on his case–the wisdom, knowledge and discernment to make a diagnosis and also help them to treat his condition. Please put your people in Rick’s path so that he may be comforted by their presence. Help him to have hope in such an unknown situation. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

    • Father God,

      The pain we feel in this world is often so unbearable we shut down everything in order to survive. We shut out the pain, the grief, the tears, and we plug our hearts full of emotional anesthesia. The numbness helps us get through the long, difficult days, the anniversaries, the unexpected remembrances of the initial tragedy and we’re brought spiraling down the pit and before we know it, we’re in quicksand and the world is closing in around us. How is it that we can overcome without blocking out? Father, this side of eternity is beyond our comprehension, just like eternity is beyond our knowledge and reach. We’re caught between two world with so little information to grasp. To reach for your hand instead, is what I pray. Please Father, help Joy find your hand in the dark, help her, guide her through the valley so that she may experience the lush mountain top. Lead her to crystal clear streams and let her drink from your hand of love. Allow her to see your Glory, Lord. Protect her from harm, send your angels of protection to her to minister to her soul and put a hedge of protection around her and her family. Pour your love, grace, mercy, and contentment over them. Hold her high in your everlasting hand and wrap her in your eternal arms. Give her peace and give her joy. Lord, you are the Lord who hears. Hear this prayer and heal this woman’s heart with the balm of your loving grace. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

  3. It does seem to work that way, doesn’t it? It’s a reminder that for every thing there is a season. That God is a god of order and cycles.


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