Wednesday, May 2, 2018

So Many Struggling Friends

This is a tough time for too many people that I know.  

I have a friend having a horrible time with kidney stones.  Another has just been admitted to hospital with a bowel obstruction...since he just had surgery for bowel cancer last year we are pretty scared for him.  Another friend's father went into a coma recently for no apparent reason whatsoever while traveling.  The family was called as it appeared he was going to die, but he is rallying now, conscious, talking and none of the doctors know what happened or why he is getting better. The whole episode is a complete mystery.  For those of you still praying for Cee, he has spent some time this week with a marvellous internist who is taking a great interest in Cee's case, so that is great, as is his recovery from a minor surgery, however his daughter just found out that she may have a serious health issue and is awaiting test results and more doctor's appointments.  One of my few remaining aunties, who is in her 90's, is being assessed for a move to a nursing home. She is going downhill not only physically but mentally as well and it is occurring rapidly. Another elderly friend is turning 96 tomorrow and is "celebrating" in hospital after a very serious broken bone repair. The whole experience has left him confused, in pain and very unhappy.

There are other friends with various forms of cancer, MS, awaiting huge surgeries....I could list another  twenty specific friends and their ailments.  They are friends of all ages.  Life is difficult for them right now.

There aren't enough hours in the day to pray exhaustively for so many.  I hope my paltry prayers are contributing something to the recovery of these dear ones, but it is tempting to feel completely helpless.  Good thing God isn't helpless, isn't it?  Wow...he has the whole world's ills to deal with!

So, better leave the blog and get on my knees before bedtime this evening.  There are a lot of people who need help, that is for sure.


Penny said...

well, on the prayer front, I am so glad God knows who needs what, when and how! You are a great prayer warrior and I will be in prayer for you, to feel His direction and prompting as needed.

thanks for sharing the prayer concerns for your friends. Hugs galore :)

Susan said...

Thank you dear friend.

Diwakar said...

Hello Mrs. Susan. I am encouraged to go on my knees for your struggling friends. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India and what a joy to come across your profile on the blogger and the blog post. It was so encouraging to go through your blog post. Thank you for such post. I am also a Pastor from Mumbai, India . I am truly blessed and feel privileged and honored to get connected with you as well as know you and about you as a Minister's wife. I love getting connected with the people of God around the globe to be encouraged,strengthened and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 40 yrs in this great city OF MUMBAI a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the brokenhearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have young people from your church come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. I am sure they will have a life changing experience. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and husband's ministry also wishing you and your family a blessed and a Christ centered rest of the year 2018. My son is settled in Calgary, Canada with his wife and they have one beautiful one year daughter. We are likely to visit them in near future and will be so glad to make a trip to your place and meet you and your husband. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede.

Susan said...

Thank you for your comment. Having visited India, my husband and I are aware of the great need there. We will pray for your ministry in Mumbai. Unfortunately we have no more finances available to send to India. May God grant you the merciful answers you need for your ministry.