It is easy to fall into a funk when one encounters physical and mental difficulties. The more severe the difficulties, the easier it is to succumb to the darkness.
My daughter and two grandsons came to visit this week. When she asked, “How are you?” I broke down for the first time in a while. After a few deep breaths, I took my advice and managed to say, “If I was any better, I’d be George Clooney.”
I join two good friends – both classmates and one a teammate – from over 50 years ago who are battling cancer. Their journeys will not be easy, more challenging than mine. I am glad they are both men of strong faith.
This morning as I prayed for them and prayed for myself, I read another perfect prayer from scripture. God continues to send me overt messages when I need them most, this one, the daily quote from the Hallow website, which I began visiting several weeks ago. I extend this message to you and all of us who walk challenging paths. From the second Book of Kings, Chapter 20, Verse 5, God’s message to the ailing King Hezekiah delivered by the prophet Isaiah…
“I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Now I will heal you.”
“I have heard your prayer;
I have seen your tears.
Now I will heal you.”