Sunday, October 3, 2010

Wait, Wait, Wait on the Lord

Today marks three weeks since 3 friends were in a terrible car wreck. Three weeks and one day ago they were talking, laughing, walking around, working, planning trips and their futures. Life can change so very quickly- in the blink of an eye literally.

Please know and understand the verse in James 4:14 that says
"Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away."
 I have heard this verse a hundred times, but it has become so real to me within the last 3 weeks.  While the lives of Courtney, Becca, and Elizabeth were spared- their earthly lives and ours will eventually end. Hopefully you have made a decision already about where you will spend eternity. It is the most important decision  you will ever make! There have already been folks to make these decisions as a result of this accident. People have realized that they did not have the assurance that Elizabeth does and wanted to know FOR SURE that if they were in an accident that they would live forever with Jesus.  If you have any doubt whatsoever- please email me at, I would love to tell you what Elizabeth and I believe that the Bible says.

Since our lives are but a vapor, we must maximize what time we do have on this earth. Please do not waste time... invest in the lives of others. Find an organization that loves people and wants to meet their needs and get involved. Pray and look for people that are hurting or going through a tough time. Reach out to them however you can. It could change their life and yours.

Right now, some of you might be like me. I am waiting, sometimes VERY impatiently for Elizabeth (and now Becca also) to be whole again. I am hoping with much anticipation that she will jump out of that bed tomorrow on her own and that her mind will be like nothing happened 3 weeks ago. I am at times upset that plans that we had made for weekends and girls trips will be rescheduled or even cancelled. But then I come across verses like these...

"In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me...I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD...Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!"
Psalm 27:5,13-14

This verse is so powerful. Just dwell on it for a bit.... He will hide us and protect us. If we wait on Him, He will give us strength and courage! We must pray for patience. We must be patient.

PRAISE.  "Father we praise you today for the lives of Becca, Courtney, and Elizabeth.  We praise you for saving their physical life, and for providing a way for them to live eternally with you forever!"

PRAISE. "We praise you for the progress that Elizabeth has made. We thank you for the strength that she has in You. We praise you for healing her!"

PRAISE. "We praise you for Becca and her testimony. Thank you for protecting her today during surgery and that she is recovering."

PRAISE. "We praise You Father for being the Ultimate Healer, Lord of Lords, and King of Kings. We thank you for sending your Son to take on the sins of the world that we might live eternally with you forever if we call on Your name, ask forgiveness for our sins, and ask You to reign in our life."

PRAISE. "We praise You for bringing us closer to You through this tragedy. We praise you for bringing believers together in prayer."

PRAY. "Lord we pray that You would heal Elizabeth. We pray that her healing would only be explained by a miracle of Heaven. We pray that You would receive glory."

PRAY. "We lift Becca up to You and pray that she would recover fully from this surgery. We pray that the infection would be taken care of and that her body would heal. We also pray peace and comfort for her mind and encouragement for her."

PRAY. "Lord we pray that Elizabeth's mind would heal. We pray that her memory would improve and that her cognitive skills would return. We pray that she would be able to comprehend what is going on around her and that she would be herself again."

PRAY. "We pray for the extensive therapy that E is getting everyday. We pray for her physical strength that she would be able to do her excercises and for her mental strength that she would be able to endure it. We pray for her emotional and spirtual strength and that You would never leave her side."

PRAY. "We pray for those who dont know you. We pray that personal relationships with You might be established as a result of this tragedy."

PRAY. "We pray for patience. We pray that we would wait on YOU, Father. Lord your timing is perfect and You have been in control this entire time- before, during, and after this accident. We pray that we would know and take comfort that You are still on Your throne."


  1. Tonight I asked "E" what I could pray specifically for with her and she said"that the Lord would make us all beautiful". I immediately thought of the scripture in Psalms 45:11, that says, "The LORD is enthralled with our beauty." The beauty of wholeheartedness is pleasing to HIM, He is LORD and deserves all that we are and have. God is so faithful. HE HAS MADE HIS PRESENCES KNOWN. To be gracious is to STAY thankful.......may we all be found in that place.

    I am humbled by His Grace,
    Susan Isom

  2. 1st Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous and His ears are open unto their prayers....Thank you Lord for hearing our plea and our prayers on behalf of E, your child, our sister in Christ, we praise you for Your continued mercies and grace we receive in this life, but especially we pray that you will free E from this burden that she is carrying everyday, may we all draw on Your strength Dear Heavenly Father, for our own is not sufficient. In Your sons precious name, our Savior Jesus Christ's precious name, Bless E with a full recovery. Amen.