Pray About Everything
Well, my dad looked a lot better tonight. At least, compared to the past several weeks. The circles under his eyes give away his sleepless nights. His constant agitation gives away his discomfort. But, sometimes things can only get better. Overall, I see increased strength and his appetite has improved.
Probably the biggest reason for this improvement is his week long break from chemotherapy. Yes, he is still having to take chemo pills nightly. But, he’s not had to go in for his usual Monday and Thursday chemo injections. He has also had a break from steroids until his chemo injections resume. Seems like everything he takes has so many side effects.
Even still he continues to fight and be in good spirits. This is so hard to do when your nerves are fried. When your back is against the wall. When everything about the future feels so up in the air. It’s really when God must become real in your life.
My 9yr old read his granddaddy some scripture and prayed with him. He really doesn’t understand most of what’s going on. However, he knows the power of prayer. He knows that my dad needs us to keep prayer lifting him forward.
As faith rises so does the peace of God. None of us like to feel out of control. Yet, it’s a feeling all too familiar in this life. Dad and I discussed how we can see God at work. How these are the seasons God draws us closer than ever. That is if we choose to turn everything over to Him. I’m very thankful for God’s answered prayers so far.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7