I Have a Friend…

anne-Marie's Sunset
I have a friend who is going in for a medical test today.
Images, biopsies, invasive…

Invading the allusion of security and safety that so easily numbs us to eternity.

And the results could be life-impacting.
Some might say–
Shattering.

And I probably won’t think-pray about much else today.

But–
In the midst of it all I am reminded of these verses:

“When I am afraidI will put my trust in you.” ~Psalm 56:3

“Call to me and I will answer you…” ~Jeremiah 33:3

Let those who suffer…”entrust their souls to a faithful Creator.” ~ 1 Peter 4:19

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” ~1 Peter 5:10

“Blessed be…the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” ~2 Cor. 1:3 & 4

And even that perplexing one–

“Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of His body, that is, the church…to make the word of God fully known.” ~ Col. 1:24

My friend–
Is living out the difference,
A life that rests in His eternal promise.

A life that trusts in–
Who He is.

No pretense–
Worry’s  shadow hovered over this whole week.
I am afraid.
For she is a friend that He has to pry my fingers from gripping too tightly.
She is battling the fear as well–
Taking every thought captive.

It’s hard to turn her back over–
To entrust her to His care.

Except–
That I know this is her time to sense His love deeply.
To shine His love brightly.

As she–
Holds On,
To the love of God. 

We have been in that ominous room of waiting before,
When the fear seeps in and it’s easy for the catching breaths of panic to take control.

But God is in control.

We can pause in that.
We can cling to that.

And I’ve prayed it for myself and for my friend before,
And today I pray it again–

That He will quiet (her) heart with His love.  ~Zeph. 3:17

 

P.S.  If you have a moment…please stop and pray for my friend.

 

Don’t want to miss new posts?
Please connect with us by email, facebook, twitter, or rss feed!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Signature
  • Chelsea

    Praying~

    • http://thechuppies.com/ Kara @ The Chuppies

      Thank you Chelsea….

  • http://www.onefunmom.com Christy

    Praying for her, Kara.

  • Christina@toshowthemjesus.com

    Praying with you. I have a dear friend who battled cancer. As a friend, it’s hard to not cling to them. Praying for his grace to strengthen you both. May he give you gospel joy in the midst of this suffering.

  • Pingback: October 30, 2013