I was reading an article today and it made me think of my dear friend who is going through more medical tests tomorrow with her husband. He has been sick for quite awhile, and they still are doing more and more scans and tests to see how they can help him. I have watched her stay by his side, and she continues to pray for him to have comfort and healing. I think it is hard to watch someone you love hurt or be sick. Sometimes you wish it could be you instead of them...maybe that's the Mother in all of us?
Here is part of the talk that I read, I hope it helps her, and any of us who are going through times in our lives where there is an illness and we need to be healed.
We know that the prayer of faith, uttered alone or in our homes or places of worship, can be effective to heal the sick. Many scriptures refer to the power of faith in the healing of an individual. The Apostle James taught that we should "pray one for another, that ye may be healed, " adding, "the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" ( James 5:16 ).
A recent nationwide survey found that nearly 8 in 10 Americans "believe that miracles still occur today as [they did] in ancient times." A third of those surveyed said they had "experienced or witnessed a divine healing."
As children of God, knowing of His great love and His ultimate knowledge of what is best for our eternal welfare, we trust in Him. ~ Dallan H. Oaks April 2010
So tonight, I will say my prayers and remember this dear friend and her family. I will pray that the doctors will find a way to bring comfort and healing to her husband. I will pray for all of those who need healing of any kind. Yes, I feel grateful to know for myself that God hears and answers our prayers.To also know that miracles continue to occur today, our family have witnessed them ourselves. I also humbly realize, that the our Heavenly Father knows each one of us and what we need, now I need to trust and have faith ...with whatever the outcome is. This talk was a great reminder of that. Good night dear friends!
"When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, Faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly". ~ Patrick Overton
"The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart." ~Nikolai Lenin
"Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death." ~Author Unknown