Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 37 - Desperate

"Do not be afraid, only believe."
Luke 8:50b

Right before Thanksgiving, Carson had one of his "breathing spells."  It was awful.  Each breath he took was a task; he struggled with each gasp for air.  I was hurting so badly for him.    Breathing treatments weren't helping so I wrapped him in a blanket, took him outside, and sat under the carport with him in the night air while it rained, hoping the moisture and coolness of the air would open his airways.

There I was, his mom, unable to physcially do anything else.

As I sat there with him, I cried out to God to help my precious son.  I was scared. I was desperate.


A couple of years ago, our preacher did a wonderful sermon on carrying the burdens of others.  It was quite moving.  During the invitation, one of our church members came to the alter to pray.  She carried with her a burden no one should have.  Her precious grandson was battling cancer (he has been most of his life).  It was a blessing for me to kneel beside her as she prayed, crying out to our Heavenly Father, desperate for the healing of her Rylie. 

Today's scripture is quite moving. As mothers, we would do anything for our children.  I'm sure people like MckMama, Kelly, and Angie can relate to this story so much.  They all share beautiful stories of desperation for the healing of their children. 

It is quite humbling to kneel fall before our Lord in desperation, whether it is physical, mental, financial, or spiritual healing that we seek. We have to relinquish all control over the situation, handing it over to God, and trusting that He will answer our prayers.  He doesn't want us to be afraid. He wants us to believe in Him and what He is capable of doing. 


  1. Amen to that. It is a truly precious gift to be able to bring our needs to the one who can actually do something about them.

  2. I am so glad to be reminded that, as we all know, God has the power to overcome anything. It is such a good way to start the day, thinking of that. But sometimes head knowledge and heart knowledge are two different things. When we pray and pray and pray and still there seems to be no answer we have to remember that God has the unlimited plan that we can not see. That He is using situations in ways that we can not know. He is truly all powerful and His timing is perfect and don't you know He hardly ever answers in the way that we think He will? But he does answer and over time things change and God is good...All the time!


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