I have another friend, however, who is dying of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Though only in her mid-fifties, Judy has entered the end-stages of the disease and it's eating her alive. Devouring all the cartilage in her body, her joints are long gone. It is now consuming her heart, causing arrhythmias, and moved on to her blood as it lowers her white count to a deadly level. There is nothing more that can be done medically.
Please pray for Judy. Luke 11:9 says, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. " Selfishly I am asking for her physical healing or at least complete remission. Judy is a woman of God whom I absolutely adore. She is a model of grace in the midst of great trials and I don't want to lose this great friend and teacher. The thought of losing her breaks my heart. Then there is her sweet daughter, Ashley, who is a precious young college student. The two women are tight as ticks and their close relationship never ceases to warm my heart.
God does heal. I've seen it with my own eyes! I also know, as with the case of our daughter, He does not always choose to heal our physical ills. With all this in mind His word calls us to humbling ask and pray. Whatever He chooses to do with Judy we'll accept it as His sovereign will and continue to glorify His holy Name, for this is our ultimate call.
Many of you are powerful prayer warriors. You love to pray for people and it doesn't intimidate you one iota to pray for someone you've never met. You are special intercessors who will lift Judy and her family in prayer and prompt the moving of God's mighty hand.
Thank you dear ladies. I love you all so very much! May the Lord bless each of you in a special way today.