Thursday, January 18, 2007

"Walk by Faith"

Joel’s blood pressure rose slightly in the night. The last check it was 76/31. His heart rate is currently 125 and his oxygen saturation is 88. One concern for prayer this morning is his fluid retention. The Lord has sustained him for over two weeks now, and we trust that the mighty God of Jacob will show himself strong in Joel’s life. All that the Lord Jesus needs to do is speak the word, and it shall be done.

During this trial, someone quoted the scripture, “we walk by faith and not by sight”. That is our desire, to walk by faith, and not by sight. The doctors here feel that there is no hope for Joel. They walk by sight, and all they see is a little boy with no hope. We seek to walk by faith, and we see the God of heaven who states “Is there anything too hard for the Lord?” We know that God, who created Joel’s life, can sustain it and raise him up to walk again.

Psalm 138:7-8: Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

Psalm 18: 1-6: I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.


Deborah said...

Ken and I check Joel's status morning and evening, and continue to pray.

In Christ,
Ken, Debbie, and Lisa Fields

Relaytech said...

Just let you know we are praying for you and Cindy. You need to save all these posts for future generations. These can be a written testimony to what the Lord is doing in your lives.
Your Brother in Christ

Conchita & Sammy Diaz said...

We just read Joel's status for this morning and last night, our prayers continue. We will not be able to check on your blog until late Sunday night and we pray to the Lord that the situation of the liquid retention improves and finally you will be able to take him home.
God Bless you all,

Christal said...

There is nothing too hard for the Lord. My husband and I prayed the prayer of agreement last night for Joel and we are standing on it.(Matt. 18:19..."it SHALL be done") Our hearts go out to you and we also pray that your faith stays strong for Joel.We wrestle not against flesh and blood, and we take authority over the
evil forces that seek to kill, steal and destroy Joel's life, in Jesus name.We believe You Lord for healing of the symptoms of fluid retention.
Fellow prayer warriors, unite with our prayer of agreement and faith! We believe it is God's will to heal Joel for His glory and because of His love and mercy. Jesus never turned anyone away. Thank You Lord!
I have heard of another account where prayer and faith was applied for a brain-dead individual, and she was completely restored. It took some perserverance...but we will not give up, precious family. We are holding up your arms.

love Christal and Marcus Zerr

Stephen said...

My family will continue to pray for the healing of Joel.

robinel said...

We are keeping all of your family in our prayers and praying for all of you throughout the day. We are also praying for the complete healing and recovery of precioius little Joel.
In Christ,

Teena said...

We are praying for Joel... we check day/night and see any updates. We will be praying for the fluid retention.

Thank you for sharing the updates~

May God continue to strengthen you as you walk this journey.

In Him,
Teena mom to 1/2dozen

thereforyou said...

I read your postings every day and continue to pray. My entire family is praying as well.
God Bless you all!

Laurie Watson

suzyok said...

just checked the update and will continue to hold joel and your family up. I know it is hard on all but the Lord is always there and i know he is working a miracle on Joel. My whole family is holding him up. He has touched so many lives. Susie Musick

Beckaboo said...

Checking in this morning to let you know that our continued prayers are with your family.

John 16:22
And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.