Having a family member in the hospital suffering can be painful for anyone. We want to be the rock for that person and sometimes it can be extremely difficult to find the strength to hold it all together. I haven’t heard from my friend Karen for the better part of a week now because of her sister being in the hospital. When Karen isn’t tired from her stay at the hospital she will call, giving me an update on her sisters recovery. Her sister suffers from dimensia and just recently received a bad strain of the flu and pneumonia. Karen has been by her bedside day in and day out being a solid rock for her to lean on. God has blessed Karen in so many ways that I couldn’t even begin to explain, but a couple of those blessings are being patient and encouraging in times of trouble. She always has a smile on her face and thinks of what to say before saying it and I know this from being friends with her for so long. Whenever we go to the hospitals and pray for those who are sick and in need, she has this ease about her that you want to be around. God has given her the strength to comfort just about anyone and He will give you the strength if you will request it. Isaiah 40:29, He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Heavenly Father thank you so much for working through Karen to be a beacon of light for her sister. We lift her sister to you this morning for quick healing Lord. We also lift Karen to you this morning, exchanging your yolk for her yolk because we know that yours is lighter. In Jesus precious name AMEN.
Published by Matthew, Karen, and God
Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives. View more posts