Trusting God’s plan can be incredibly difficult when facing intense situations. And yet, that is where our peace is found. I know of two families, in particular, who are in this position right now.
Our friend, Kathee Tomasello, had a stroke on Dec. 10, 2010. She lives in Morgan Hill, CA, has since come home and is recovering, but she is going through a lot of physical therapy. She has recovered some mobility on her right side, but her speech is still mostly “yes” or “no,” with the occasional full phrase randomly thrown in. Kathee needs our prayers.
Another dear lady, Joanne Heim, who I have only “met” through a prayer request from my friend, Kim, had a stoke on Jan. 12th and is still in the hospital. She is in Denver, CO, and is in an induced coma to bring down the pressure in her brain. It’s coming down, but Joanne and her family also need immediate prayer support. Joanne is a wife and mom, an author and speaker. You can keep updated on her condition through her blog, The Simple Wife.
Please join me in praying for these ladies today and in the days to come.
Give the Gift of Intercession
We know that God answers prayer and intercession is such an important part of our Christian walk. To intercede is to act on behalf of another. We need to intercede with God–to plead with Him on behalf of someone else–especially when that someone cannot pray for herself right now.
As we come before the Lord and ask for His healing for these two sisters in Christ, let’s remember to pray about all our concerns. Let’s remember to pray first. Let’s move everything from the “worry list” to the “prayer list.” We see much better results that way. Nothing ever came from the worry list. Miracles come from the prayer list!
God has a good plan for each of these families, just like He has a good plan for you and for me. If that good plan is hard to see right now, we continue to trust. God is good. He is faithful. He has not forgotten us. He has everything under control and He is working things out. Trust Him. That’s our best plan.
What do you need to trust Him with and pray about today?