Thursday, January 14, 2010

Noisy Day

Psalm 18:6 says, "In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears."

Ladies and Gentlemen, you prayed my drain dry! I'm telling you, there is power in specific prayer. Last night I was thinking, "It'll probably be next week before that drain is ready to come out, at the rate it's going." But today, it has all but stopped draining, and I know it's because so many of you prayed that specific request for me. I'm having it removed tomorrow.

I have to tell you something. I LOVE your comments right now. I have always loved receiving comments, but lately, I can hear your heart in your words. You are SO dear to me. In fact, I've saved a pretty penny on therapy by being a blogger :) You have loved me and encouraged me, and mostly prayed me through trial after trial. It's only because of prayer that I'm able to carry on.

I yearn for the day when I don't have to bring my heartfelt requests and concerns before you each day, but today is not that day.

Brian and I are weary, y'all. We are mentally and physically exhausted and we need rest in the worst way. It's weird how this cancer thing works. You run on adrenaline for a few days, and then you get so overwhelmed. We haven't lost faith or hope, but we do need prayer for peace and rest.

Here are my specific requests for today:

- a wonderfully restful night of sleep
- total agreement from all doctors
- divine wisdom for Brian and me, that we would know which moves to make
-The Lord's Perfection - that no wrong decisions would be made
- work issues for both Brian and me. (To answer your question, it IS so hard to be gone so much, especially this year. I have an incredible 2nd grade class. They are smart and funny and witty. And, I think this started out as my strongest teaching year yet. Now, when I'm there, I'm floundering. I'm in a fog, and I can't seem to move into my teaching mode.)

-and last and most importantly, pray that the Lord would supernaturally provide divine health for me, that he would heal me and use me as His vessel to share His power.


~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Praying for you...
And HE will!

xo, misha

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you, as I do each day. Praise God for the drain!!!

Joneel said...

My Mom has ovarian cancer. She had two types of chemo a day apart from each other. She did not like it at all. Her twin sister (M.D.) started doing some research and they both decided for her to try out some alternatives. She has gone to two clinics. She told me that if you want to call her, she can tell you some things she has learned. e-mail me if you would like her phone number. Joneel

Anonymous said...

I don't know you, and I just stumbled upon your blog from another's blog asking for prayers. But I also don't feel like I need to personally know you to say that cancer is an ugly ugly thing, but our God is so much stronger. May God hold you and your husband tightly and may you find comfort in those arms.

I'm praying for you! :)

Anonymous said...

i'm praying for you.

Lisa said...

That is great news! I don't know you, but I found you through another blog and I'm absolutely loving yours. You are such an inspiration every day. Keeping you in my prayers!

Erin said...

Reading your blog posts has reminded me of the importance of SPECIFIC prayers. General prayers are wonderful, too...because Lord knows we can all always use any prayers we get! ;) But the specific prayers really teach us how to come before the Lord and be, well, specific.

Praying for you. Specifically. :)

Michele said...

Oh Lindsey ~ I am definitely praying for both you and Brian. I'm so glad that the drain happened quicker that you thought! God is good and will watch over you both.

Big hugz,

mrs. darling said...

i am SO excited your drain is dry and the Lord heard our prayers. Thank you for providing more specific requests so I can know exactly how to pray for you and Brian. hoping today you both find perfect rest despite all that is swirling about you.

steve pond said...

I prayed for you and Brian today. The weekend is here so sleep, sleep, sleep.
Love You Both and God will do what He does Best; Give us strength and comfort and peace and healing and love and divine guidance and hope and direction and joy and ..... you get the picture. love you bunches, Uncle Steve

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are feeling the power of prayer and love from your blog readers across the miles.

Faith is a common thread in our lives.

I continue from the Midwest to check this blog daily and pray for you and your husband daily.

Because my mom is a cancer survivor, I know what the power of a strong faith and the support of a loving family and friends can do.

God Bless...

Crystal said...

I'm praying for you too. Thank for letting us know specifically what to pray for. Even though I only know you through your blog, you are often in my thoughts and prayers.

melissa ellen parker said...

It really helps when you share such specific details. I like praying specifically for you. I know you are a strong woman and I know you will more than get through this. I am sorry you are going through this, but I know that you are empowering people without even knowing it. Your strength really inspires us.

Beth said...

Hi Lindsey,

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. I too will join the ranks of those praying for you. I'll be emailing you soon some more specifics of my eating plan and info on the nutritionist who gives me recommendations in Colorado.

Personally I have been really drawn to some to the places where God is raising up healing rooms. Here are some to the links to places where God is really pouring out His Spirit and people are coming from all over the world and being healed as people pray for them. Sometimes they are healed without
anyone even praying . . . but just healed in the presense of the Lord. Most of the time people come extremely deperate in the late stages of cancer,
etc. The stories of the miracles coming out of these places are quite phenomenal. God is so good!

One more link I'd like to give you is for Joan Hunter Ministries near Houston, Texas. They have people call in with prayer requests all the time. They have testimonies of people who send them an email asking for prayer . . . some have been healed right when they click "send". Wow! Faith in God is awesome . . . and so far beyond our comprehension!

May God so richly bless you Linsey and pour out His healing Oil upon you!

Kelley said...

Every time I read your blog I am blessed by your words. You exude the love of Christ and are an excellent example of a Christian woman. What you and your husband are going through is not fair, but you have made it an excellent testimony of your incredible faith. I will continue to pray for your health.

Thank you!

Marla said...

Hold in there! You have tons of people cheering for you. :)

And praying, of course. Be strong!

Sandy Gillett said...

Please don't ever apologize for voicing specific requests. It is done my dear sweet niece. Done!

Allison said...

Praying for you, girl.

And you are already such a vessel for God. I know I should be encouraging you, but seeing your faith in our God encourages me. Thank you.

k_stin said...

Thank you for telling us your specific requests. I do feel led to pray for you and I think that is of the Lord. I think it is interesting that God puts specific things on our minds to pray for you. I will certainly pray for you in the area of work because I have had to miss a lot of work this year for health--normally, I miss maybe one day a year. It is SO hard for me to miss and then go back to work is really hard, too. I will pray with you on that AND that you will get to rest.

Yea for the drain news!

Alabamamom said...

I'm thankful to hear about the drain and we'll be praying for these specific things.

Jeremiah 29:11 is my life verse and I will pray it for you.
Jeremiah 29:11 (New Living Translation)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Tanya said...

Done, done, done! Will be praying for those specific requests and counting each day's blessings as I do.

The Skaggs said...

Praise God for the good news on your drain! He is working in ways I'm sure that we don't even know about. I love you sweet friend! I know you know that - but wanted to say it again. Hang in there! Praying this verse over you this week!

Psalm 37:17-18
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Becky said... don't know me and I just found your blog through a friend who reads mine. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 29 and so can identify with some of what you are facing. Seriously understand the JOY of having the drains come out.. Will definitely be praying for you as you face these next few weeks with decisions and treatments, I know it is exhausting, and I am praying for the Lord's strength and peace for you and for Brian.

Paula said...

Brian and Lindsey,
It is Saturday and I am just now reading your Thursday blog. It is amazing how you are voiceing what we have been praying. We are so thankful that your drain is dry, that was at the top of our list. We are continuing for God to sustain you two. You both need strength, rest and a double dose of faith. We have also been praying for you two to be usable vessels for God and it is clear to us that He is using you in an incredible way. Keep on keeping on. We love you and pray for you guys daily. We wait for each post to see how we can exactly pray for you guys because you both have ministered to us so much! Blessings! The Chaffin's

Anonymous said...

i'm thinking of you.