"And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that,
if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us:
And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask,
we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him."
I John 5:14,15
I love these two verses!
How many times have I fallen to my knees, in moments of desperation,
and reminded God of these very words?
What a blessing to have this confidence in Him!
That if we ask anything within His will, He will hear us.
If we cry out to Him, the God of Heaven will stoop to listen to what we have to say.
He will not only listen, but He will grant our petitions!
Aren't you grateful that we serve a living God?
A God Who cares deeply about what touches our hearts and lives.
A God Who is still on the throne.
A God Who sees every tear we cry, Who feels every pain we endure,
and Who cared enough to send His only Son to this sin-blighted world
to not only die on an old, rugged cross for our sins,
but to suffer an intense, excruciating scourging to make the atonement
for the healing of our physical bodies.
He is the only true God, and in Him, we find a refuge in the most trying moments of life.
"God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble."
We don't have a high priest who cannot be touched with the anguish,
pain, suffering, and hurts of this life, but One Who lived and breathed and walked this earth
and Who felt every single emotion and grief that you and I will ever feel.
(Hebrews 4:15, paraphrased)
Dear friends, I come to you tonight with another URGENT request for prayer.
"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
There is a precious little baby boy named Raygen, not yet 5 weeks old,
who is in the Intensive Care Unit of the Columbus Children's Hospital, with pneumonia.
His heart rate is accelerated, and he is unable to breathe on his own.
The family has been informed that if they had failed to bring him in when they did,
it would have been too late.
The medical staff are, at this time, considering performing an operation
to insert an IV into his heart to pump antibiotics.
I can't even imagine a little one who is this tiny
having to go through such an ordeal.
Bless his little heart!
We have all seen what God can do, and Baby Raygen's case is no exception.
"Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh:
is there anything too hard for Me?"
"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever."
Please pray for Raygen and share this prayer request with your prayer chains and every prayer warrior you know.
We are believing God for the miracle this dear baby needs.
Thank you for your faithfulness to pray!!