Monday, September 20, 2010

Waiting

The doctor has not yet met with the family today regarding the MRI results from yesterday. I do not have any updates for you at this time on Elizabeth's condition. Please know as soon as I hear from them I will post immediately.

For now, I would like to share with you a verse that a fellow believer has shared with me:
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."  Romans 12:12

First, we must be joyful each day in the hope that we have in knowing Christ and knowing that He is the ultimate healer.

Second, we have to be patient in affliction.  Wow! This is hard to do, but we must be patient in this time of suffering.  To be patient means knowing and trusting that it is God who is in control.  He was in control before the accident.  He was in control as the accident occurred. He's still in control today as Elizabeth recovers...patient in affliction

Finally, be faithful in prayer.  Pray without ceasing- be persistent.  God calls us to be persistent in our prayers

PRAY. "Father, we pray specifically right now for those taking care of Elizabeth. We pray as they interpret the results from yesterday's exam that they can evaluate how to best take care of Elizabeth. We pray for the manor in which they speak to the family tonight or tomorrow that they would speak honestly, but with love. We lift up the Parsley family- please protect the hearts and minds of Michelle, Bill, Rachel, Billy, and Jacob. We pray that they would have hope today in You."

2 comments:

  1. Larry, Sonya, Sara Kathryn and Natalie SmithSeptember 20, 2010 at 9:07 PM

    Wow! What a powerful verse and how much easier it is to be joyful in hope and faithful in prayer than it is to be patient in affliction. Thank you for keeping us updated on Elizabeth and her progress. I know I'm not the only one that checked throughout the day to know the results of yesterday's tests, but I'm also pretty sure that everyone who checked and found nothing posted, prayed harder at that moment for good results! We will continue to have hope, pray without ceasing to the Great Physician, and now (after prayerfully reading the verse for today) be patient during this time of affliction. We will also continue to pray for strength and comfort for Elizabeth's family!

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  2. Please know that Elizabeth is in our prayers.

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