God’s healing

(posted by Andy Corley)

“Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
But to Thy name give glory
Because of Thy lovingkindness,
Because of Thy truth.”

Names of God in stained glass (at Northland, a Church Distributed)This past weekend at church, even before the invitation was given to have the elders pray for healing according to [url=http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James%205:14-15&version=49 new=true]James 5:14-15[/url], both Kristi and I were convicted that we should take Alex to meet with the elders for prayer. And then a clear confirmation came when Alex had a seizure right next to us during pastor Joel’s sermon.

After the service was over we were able to meet with two very encouraging elders who took Kristi, Alex and I into the little prayer room by the front of the sanctuary. Kristi and I briefly shared about Alex’s seizures, and the elders read some key passages of scripture. Then they annointed Alex with oil and prayed fervently that God would heal and restore her.

Kristi and I both understand that God can heal Alex immediately. We also understand that He sometimes heals people gradually, over time. And we understand that He may even choose to not heal Alex at all! But whatever happens, we want to glorify God through each and every situation.

Please pray with us as we continue to seek God’s will in Alex’s life and in ours as a family.

“You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord;
… as for us, we will bless the Lord
from this time forth and forever.
Praise the Lord!”
Psalm 115:11, 18