Wednesday, December 10, 2008

GOD Rocks!!!

I have posted before on how God has been faithful in answering many prayer requests that I or my kids have presented to him this year. This latest prayer request had an answer that left my church homegroup stunned and in further awe of our great creator. A lovely woman in my small group had told us several weeks ago that her neice's son who is 14 attempted to commit suicide. He was devasted that his girlfriend told him that she no longer loved him and thought that death would be easier than overcoming that rejection. He was in full arrest for over 20 minutes, able to be revived but with a poor prognosis, he would be a vegetable for the rest of his life.
After a few weeks of little progress the boy's father said he heard from God that he would heal his son and he would be healthy again. Our friend struggled with how to take this information, does she believe as well that it will happen or does she try to soften the blow of disappointment and tell him that it might not be in God's plan to heal him. So we prayed that night that our friend might hear from God herself his plan for this boy so she might know the best way to support the father. About a 1/2 hour after our home group ended we got an email from our friend stating that someone had emailed the family who was in a coma for 2 years and had come out of it and is now in full recovery, this gave us HOPE. Then three days letter we got the email that the young boy was now out of the coma and starting to respond to sound, light etc. He is now making small progress with tiny hand movements but how amazing is our God. I pray for this young man's physical and emotional healing as well as that of his family.
How easy it is for us to hear a story about someone's "hearing from God" and think, did they really hear from God, or are they just clinging to hope that God is saying what they really want to hear. I learned a valuable lesson through all this, don't let my doubt at times stiffle the faith of someone else. God allows us to doubt but he wants us to first take it to him in prayer. I am so grateful that our homegroup took the time to pray that night for God's clear response in this matter, that he answered so quickly and so powerfully. May God be given all the glory and praise.

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them" Matthew 18:20

"Dear Friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and recieve from him any thing we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him" 1 John 3:21-22

1 comment:

Heather Conrad said...

Hi Erin!
I really like your new Christmas colors! Thanks for posting this. The amazing power of prayer, I wonder if we can possibly comprehend the "sweet fragrance" this offering is to the Father as we pray on behalf of another. I too find myself doubting to save disappointment, though I've recently started to focus more on the knowledge and belief that God can do all things, he just simply asks us to trust that His plan is the best plan. Have a very Merry Christmas!