Monday, January 10, 2011

He Fills Heaven and Earth

   Over the past several months, 7 to be exact, we have been lifting up Daniel's younger cousin in prayer. She was first admitted into the hospital in May due to severe headaches, where they found some serious things going on. All of this leading into multiple brain surgeries and a lot of nights in the Hospital. She is only 17, this was supposed to be her Senior Year of High School. She had already began looking at Colleges, envisioning her future, thinking of majors, and all of that has been put on hold. There was a point at which they diagnosed her and began treatments, only to leave her back in the Hospital again with the Doctors at a loss.
   As we have been praying for her I have really struggled with God. She is totally in love with God and pursues Him daily, she is a great daughter, and incredible student, and overall just a joy to be around. And I can't understand why God would let this happen to her. Why He would let it last for so long and not give any answers or Hope that it will ever come to an end. I found myself saying, "God where are you? Why aren't you with her?" And this is what He showed me,

"Am I only a God nearby,” declares the LORD, “and not a God far away? 
Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” 
declares the LORD. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” 

declares the LORD." - Jeremiah 23:23-24

 He is with her. He is all around her. Even though we may not understand why He is letting this happen, we can rest assure knowing that He will always be by her side. I will continue to pray for her and pray for Gods miraculous healing over her body, but until that happens I know she will never be alone. Please join our family in praying for this Beautiful girl. Strength for the fight ahead of her and for Gods hand of restoration on her body.

Grace & Peace

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Lisa said...

Praying for her sweet spirit and God's grace to continue to be seen everyday in her life. At 51 I still find myself crying out "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" (Psalm 22:1) The words both David and later Jesus cried out to Him. It is the human and childlike side of us that can't understand why this feeling of painful separation from God takes ahold of our spirit. We allow, during times of trouble and sadness, to let our flesh take over then feel comfortable in our grief and anger. I am so grateful for wonderful people in my life (Sam!) to help remind me that He is everywhere, all the time, always present, forever loving.
"Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart."
Jeremiah 29:12

The Lopez Brothers Mom said...

we will be praying, please let us know how she is doing.

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