Saturday, March 21, 2009

By His Wounds, We Are Healed

This morning the Lord reminded me in Deut. 32:39, "I am the one who kills and gives life; I am the one who wounds and heals;".

Psalm 90 continued in verse 12, "Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom."

As I continue to spend every day at the hospital with my Dad, I am very aware of the brevity of life and the One who holds all our days. Although Dad has made great strides this week, we are still needing to see the Lord's healing hand. Physically Dad has improved so much, but mentally and emotionally he has far to go. Again last night, in an act of violence, he removed tubes and became agressive with family and care givers, necessitating the restraints to be put back in place. It's so sad to see this happening. Dad has never even raised his voice for all of my life. He is the most gentle man. To see him like this is so difficult.

I join with the Psalmist and say, "Satisfy (me) each morning with Your unfailing love...Give (me) gladness in proportion to (my) former misery!...Let (me) see You work again; let our children see Your glory".

Waiting on Him.

Isaiah 55:3, " His wounds we are healed". Thank You, Lord, for the healing of my soul. A deeper wounding. An everlasting healing.

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Lori said...

Joy, Daily I am overwhelmed by your words and how God speaks to you. You are the first person in my life that I have observed be able to relate daily scriptures to their daily life troubles, in a consistent way. Each day I see God's awesome Glory through the words He gives you, and it makes me want to seek my Savior even more! I see Him giving you strength, through Scipture and it makes me feel like whatever situation presents itself to me, I can, WITH GOD, get through it! Thank you for this joy! I pray that your father is healed soon and that he can come home.
Love ya sister! Lori - Mesa, AZ

On Purpose said...

"Waiting on Him"

My friend you are waiting in just the right spot! I am praying right now, for you, your dad, your mom, your sisters, and the hospital staff!

Laura said...


I am praying for you dad, for complete healing. My heart goes out to you and your family in this long and difficult journey.

You inspire me with your grace.


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Faith in the "long haul." That's what is being asked of you right now. May God be kind and tender to your weary soul in these days. May his provision and strength be your portion as you continue to plod along in trust.

Love you friend~elaine

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

I am waiting with you Joy. Not physically there but praying for you daily from down south.

From reading the comments you get on your blogs I can see that you are reaching people through your suffering. I know that is little consolation for seeing your Dad suffer so. I pray that he might be totally healed...body and mind....very soon, if it be God's will.

God bless you!