Tuesday, January 9, 2007

"There is a God in Israel"

Praise God, the Lord has allowed Joel to defy the medical death sentence for four days now.

Psalm 9:13-14: "Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death: That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation."

Joel's heart beat is still strong, around 116, and his blood pressure is holding with the top number right at 80. One great prayer request is that his blood pressure will stay strong while we wait on deliverance. His hemoglobin is holding at around 10.5, hallelujah!

We have requested two further tests, in writing, to the hospital due to the fact that they will not treat him as a person. We are asking for an EEG and for a test for his ADH. I did some research this morning and found that this hormone can demonstrate brain activity. I am asking for this for the sake of the medical communtity to give them a reason to treat him as a person. I know that God is able to raise Him up regardless, and our prayer is that the Lord will do this for His glory, and that one day Joel will be able to speak to these doctors, and say as David did to Goliath, I am here 'that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel'.


Stephen said...

May the Lord continue to heal and bless Joel.

Princess Ruby said...

Praying for you all, for God's hand and mercy upon you all and for His healing power upon Joel's body. Such a sweet boy.

Kaira said...

I am praying for you son and brother. I just found your blog through welltellme.com where a prayer request was posted. I trust in our great and mighty and powerful God to always meet our needs and I ask Him to please restore this little boy for you and for all who would be saved by a miracle. The medical community just seems to not understand the sanctity of life. My prayers are with you and will continue to be with you through this time of difficulty.

Christal said...

Dear friends in the Lord,
God put such a burden on my heart to pray for precious Joel last night.I cried
to the Lord with my heart to restore Joels' brain with His life, light and love!
"Oh Lord, I believe...help my unbelief."
I believe God wants to heal him; that it's His will.The verse I received was
Romans 8:11. "If the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in
you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal
bodies by His spirit..." Standing with you for Joel in BC, Canada,

Christal, mom to 7

Elizabeth Giromini said...

I am praying for dear Joel. Our God knows and He is able. Matthew 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. I will share this with my husband and he will pray as well. We are friends of the the Morie family and I found your site through their blog. We live in Texas. I tell you this so you know how far God is sending your story. There is much power in the prayers of His saints.

~Kayla~ said...

Praying for a miraculous healing, for the strength of all of you and for blessings to your family. He is beautiful!

Suzanne said...

We are continuing to pray for Joel and you guys. If there is ANYTHING else we can do let us know. We are ready and willing. If Suzanne or I can do anything, e-mail me at matthewlparker@gmail.com. We rejoice with you guys in Joel's continued stability, and we eagerly await the complete healing form God's hand.

Love Y'all,
Matt and Suzanne

Deborah said...

My husband Ken and I have been praying for Joel and your family for several days now, and I've sent the prayer request to my church as well.

Our Lisa is the same age as your littlest daughter.

Hoping for Joel's healing and trusting our Father for your care,
Ken, Debbie, and Lisa Fields

waynef said...

Dear Morris family,
We shudder at the pain and cry aloud as we read about Joel. Our hearts are with yours and we know that God will not leave you alone or without comfort. Dear God, please extend mercy, grace and healing to Joel Morris. This precious family needs your presence in their lives. We cry Abba, Father.
Please protect this dear family and rescue them.
We love you. The Faircloths, League City, Texas

Teena said...

We have been gone all day....

just checking in~

May the Lord heal Joel... may the tests show us all that God is healing him! We are standing in prayer with you.

May you know that so many are lifting ALL of you up in prayer.

will be back... often.... and praying without ceasing... for Joel.

Teena wife to Billy 26 yrs
mom to 1/2 dozen

tystacyk said...

Just wanted to let you know that I am saying a prayer for Joel and for the rest of your family too.
I hope you find a place that will take care of him.

Becky Gustafson said...

May you be comforted during this trying time and know that the Lord God hears your prayers & the prayers of others. Father God, we come before you now and we thank you for Joel. We ask you to heal and restore this beautiful boy. Nothing is too big for you and you will find a way when there seems to be no way. We pray for the medical personnel that they will see and understand the hearts and faith of everyone involved and that they rise above their "medical knowledge." Please send atleast one doctor that knows your heart, who believes in you and is committed to working alongside you to achieve your will. Send comfort and protection to the family and friends who wait on you and the miracle you will bring forth in Joel. In Jesus name we come to you, Amen.