August 15, 2014

Join Me

I have sat down and attempted to type a post on a new Bible Study a few times this past week (maybe I will get to it soon), and over and over again I have had to close up my computer to go do "this" or "that". I'm sitting here tonight, no physical distractions, and all I can think about is my friend, Toyia and the journey she and her family are on right now as her mother fights her battle with cancer. My heart hurts for her as I relive the memories of watching my Nanny fight this same battle. At the time, it was the hardest thing I had ever been through in my life and I remember wrestling with God and not understanding how He could allow someone who loved Jesus so much and prayed for so many people, daily,  to suffer in such a way. To allow this sickness to take over her body and weaken her to the point where she could not get out of bed. It was such a hard thing to see.. I was younger and had not really seen much sickness or death. I didn't understand a lot of it and all I knew to do was to smile and be encouraging in my prayers when I was with her and pray through tears with a desperate heart when I was away from her.
 Sometimes praying is all we CAN do.. Many of you who read my blog know Toyia and there may be a few who stumble across who don't, no matter if you know her or do not, she is our sister in Christ and is in need of some extra prayers right now so please join me in lifting her, her mother and their family up in your prayers. After already enduring 6 months of chemo therapy, her moms scans showed that the tumor had grown back and she will be having surgery and discussing further treatment plans this week. You can read her most recent update here. Thank you all for your prayers and please hop over to her blog and give her a word of encouragement and let her see that her Christian family is standing in the gap, crying out to God, for her as she walks through this journey.

Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10

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