Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Word on Wednesday...



"I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20

"...I am the Lord who heals you." Exodus 15:26

"Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask God for anything that agrees with His will, He hears us. If we know that He hears us every time we ask Him, we know we have what we ask from Him." 1 John 5:14-15

This weekend my sister was admitted into the hospital for severe abdominal pain. After several X-rays and CT Scans, the doctors were still confused by what could be causing the pains. She was in the hospital on pain meds and IV's for three days and nights, not knowing what was wrong. Even though we were all confused, anxious and irritated, I feel like we all had a sense of peace and comfort- it wasn't a matter of 'if' it was a matter of 'when.' We were all praying for healing, wisdom for the doctors, and an answer to the problem. As I prayed, like 50 times a day, I had to remember the above verses. Did you know God says that our faith is as pure as GOLD? 1 Peter 1:7 says, "These troubles come to prove that your faith is pure. This purity of faith is worth more than gold, which can be proved to be pure by fire but will ruin. But the purity of your faith will bring you praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is shown to you." It pleases God when we have faith! The apostles even asked for greater faith saying, "...Give us more faith!" (Luke 17:5) I don't know about you, but if it please, glorifies and honors God, I want to walk by faith- not by sight!

*Yes, they did finally come up with a diagnosis! It is called, diverticulitis ,which are areas on her colon that ruptured. It will be a continued prayer request, as she may have to deal with this for the rest of her life.*

19 comments:

Caroline said...

I want to walk by faith too!!!! Thank you so much for sharing . You have blessed me today. I needed to read those verses. Thank you. I will lift her up in prayer with great joy!!!!!

destiny said...

Something similar to this happened to my dad a while back. He was in the hospital with pain and the doctors didn't know why. We had nowhere else to turn but to God in prayer. It really does take a leap of faith! Thanks for sharing! I like you "Word on Wed." Its very uplifting and I enjoy reading it.
By the way....I tagged you on my blog!!

Ashlie said...

The first verse is my blog header!! This was a great post, thanks for sharing. I hope your sister is feeling better. We have a family friend who has diverticulitis and has had to change her diet a bit. Blessings to you...love your blog too!

davidcatherinewilson said...

We studied this verse today in BSF- what a promise! Which sister was it? I hope that she is feeling better!

Candy said...

Hope your sister is feeling better soon! I love that you do this every Wednesday. I look forward to reading The Word on Wed every week. :)

Campbell Crusade said...

Oh, I'm so sorry your sister has had trouble. But, praise God for a diagnosis! I will continue to pray for healing.
Amy, you have been a treasure to me. Thank you for listening to the Holy Spirit and yielding to Him and sharing what He has spoken to your heart. He will truly bless you for your faithfulness in sharing His Word. Today's 'WOW' has personally spoken to me. Thank you!

Jessica said...

I'm so glad she is feeling better and that God directed the Dr.'s thoughts and actions in the right direction. I pray that something good would come from all of this- whether it be a greater sense of faith or a stronger testimony. : ) Christa is lucky to have a sister as wonderful as you, Amy.

Jessica said...

P.S.- It will always be you bathroom! Whenever and wherever you need it, it will be there! Ha! : )

"J" said...

How old is your sister to be dealing with this??? Just wondering...I'm 31 and I was in the doctor today....I've been having pains in my left side and this was brought up!!! I'm having a ab CT on Friday and then I go see a spec. dr on Tuesday! Differnt things were brought up...as far as what the apin could be....but this was one of them...YIKES!!! I hope your sis is okay!!!!! =)

Staci said...

Glad to hear your sister is ok. Your faith is very uplifting! Thanks for always being an encourager and an example of a prayer warrior!!

Leigh said...

Ugg! I have a friend with this. She will have to watch what she eats. I am glad that they came up with a diagnosis so she can properly know how to live with it. I will pray, Amy. I will!

Christy Lee said...

I will keep her in my prayers. You posted those verses at a good time!

Brandy said...

BJ had that when he was 16...it can be very serious....I will definetly be praying for healing!!!

Tracey said...

Oh no Amy! Although I am not a traditional "prayer" person, I pray in my own way. I try to give my best thoughts and feelings and love to someone and I believe it affects the world. So, I will be thinkig of your family and sending LOVE your way!

Welcome to Our Lives... said...

Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers! It has been so encouraging to know there are great ladies who don't even know me, but are sisters in Christ, praying for my sister and our family.

Mandy said...

Amy, I am so glad to hear that they were able to find out what was wrong!! I have heard of several people having that, but am not all that familiar with it! I will be praying for her!!

"J" said...

Thank you for emailing me back yesterday!!! =)

I posted about my dr visit yesterday!

I will keep you posted!!!

Thanks again for emailing back!!!

Jettie said...

I honestly have never heard of this!! i so hope she wil be feeling better and beable to get threw it!! it seems like she has some great supporters!! Love your post for today!!

Sarah said...

Walking by faith has been something that I have been praying for help with a lot lately. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad that your sister is okay.