Spring Always Comes

Breaking through by ~blueorca87
Breaking through by ~blueorca87

This is a difficult note to write. I usually share my humble thoughts on this site but today after trying to write in half a dozen different ways I just couldn’t get the words out. This prayer is all I could write.

“Almighty God! Who am I to speak with You or to ask You for anything? You already know my thoughts before I have them. Your thoughts I cannot understand because I am nothing but a human with all my imperfections. I come to You humbled by Your power but also by Your compassion and love. I recognize that what I am about to say You already know and that everything happens according to Your plan.

It has been almost two years since I went through the experience of watching my mother battle that unimaginable illness called cancer. My friend is going through a similar journey now and I am helpless. His mother, a truly wonderful person much like my own mother, fights with that terrible illness daily. God, but words are all I have. I spoke with her this evening and told her that this winter will not last forever and that spring always follows. I told her about the crocuses starting to bloom. I ask You to please give her the strength and the courage to stand against that horrible illness. I ask you to please give her family, her husband, her son and her daughter the strength to support her in her fight.

Omnipotent and eternal God, the everlasting salvation of those who believe, please hear me on behalf of your suffering servant and my two other friends who also suffer from that despicable illness. I ask for your compassionate healing for these good people. Through Christ our Lord. Amen”

If you would please remember them in your prayers, I would be very thankful.

8 Comments

  1. Losing my lovely wife to cancer last year, I understand your friend’s pain. I will add them to my prayer list.

    Jeff

  2. I lost my grandmother to this disease. While raising an ornery teenager (me) she manged to battle for 6 years before succumbing to its ravages. She gave me everything I needed during that time to be the man I am today.

    I learned a couple of important things during that time. First, that while the disease is painful and difficult, it hurts the afflicted more to see their loved ones hurt so much because of their disease and the anticipation of loss. And second, one has time to spend with that person, to speak, comfort and be strong. This is a gift.

    My thoughts and prayers are with your friends in their time of suffering, and to those who continue on carrying the burden of great loss.

    tw

  3. There is no doubt about it, we are at war with cancer. Just the word brings fear into the heart of whoever hears it.

    Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will give us later. Romans: 8:18

    Believe and Pray!!!!!

  4. Աղոթքը հոգու շնչառությունն է …Կյանքն առանց հոգևոր ապրումի անկենդանություն է:

    Հա՛յր մեր, որ երկնքում ես,
    թող սուրբ լինի Քո անունը,
    թող գա Քո արքայությունը,
    թող Քո կամքը լինի երկրի վրա, ինչպես որ երկնքում է:
    Մեր հանապազօրյա հացը
    տուր մեզ այսօր,
    և թող մեզ մեր պարտքերը,
    ինչպես մենք ենք թողնում մեզ պարտապաններին:
    Եվ մի տար մեզ փորձության,
    այլ փրկիր չարից,
    քանզի Քո՛նն է արքայությունը, զորությունն ու փառքը հավիտյանս։
    Ամեն:

  5. It’s amazing how the Lord’s prayer sums up everything one would ever need in life. Also, I think it’s amazing that despite all of the differences between many Christian groups, we’re almost universally united in this simple and beautiful prayer.

  6. The pain and suffering of those we love, those that we come in contact with through others, and even our own pain seems to always bring a response that helps us focus on what is important. Our need for God and the needs of others.
    These situations seem to bring us to our knees in prayer, into His word more frequently and ferverantly, and to a more compassionate and loving relationship with Him and others. More of you oh God, and less of us.
    May God answer your prayer and ours for your friend and his mother.
    As we remember your Mom’s beauty and grace through her terrible struggle and reflect on her dedicated life to her family may we be reminded of the joy that is only complete in Him our Creator and His son Christ Jesus.
    Yes, spring is coming, and it is eternal!

  7. Thank you all for your thought and prayers,

    While my mom is in a better place now, resting in peace,
    Me, my siter and my father are grateful for all the thoughts and prayer we received during my mother’s battle with cancer and now that we grieve her loss,

    Friend.

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