Thursday, March 3, 2011

"God, please heal _________."

I have prayed this over and over and over and over and over and over and over this past month. I have never, in my whole life, known so many people who have needed prayer for health issues. Serious health issues.

What is happening? Why is everyone getting sick RIGHT NOW? Why aren't tests coming back with answers? Why aren't the meds working? Why, just when you think someone is ok, are they suddenly not ok again? This keeps happening with my family, my friends, people I know, people of people I know.....

Can I just be honest here for a minute? I'm tired of praying these words. It's getting difficult to pray the same thing over and over again, all day, every day. It's getting to the point where I really have to work at it. It's starting to feel like I'm just reciting a script for a sad play where everyone around me is just ill. It's hard to pray with that same fervency you pray with when you first hear of someone needing prayer. But will I quit trying? NO. I'll keep at it, because I know it's important. God hears me. It's what He wants me to do. Not giving up.

So if you're reading this, will join me in praying? I'm not asking for prayer for specific people. I'm sure you all have your own list of names that you pray for. Can you just pray that in general, for the people in my family, in my circle of friends, in my church..... that we can all begin to heal physically, and mentally, and emotionally, and that this black cloud of sickness following us around will finally give way to puffy white clouds of health and happiness?


3 comments:

Diary of a Hermit said...

I bid thee well and may your prayers be answered.
Moonjean

Divya Prasanth said...

Hi Christie,
Just been reading your posts about your fistulotomy. Just wanted to know how you are doing.
My husband had his done in Feb'14. His wound is healing quite well, but the nurses say that he would need another 2 weeks until its completely healed. He has been having a slight cold and uneasiness for the past 2 days. Was it the same for you when your was abscess reoccurring?
I just feel so helpless when i see him just thinking about this all day.
Hope you had yours cured for good. Pray that you are in good health
Divya

Christie said...

Hi Divya!

I have had no issues since the last surgery :) When my abscess would come back, I would generally have some pain in the area, and then eventually a fever. I will pray that your huband heals quickly!!