Monday, September 24, 2018

Please Pray for Barbara Smith

"Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear."  
Isaiah 59:1

Dear friends, I come to you again tonight with yet another urgent request for prayer.

Kevin's brother's wife, Barbara Smith, was just diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
She was fine on Friday, then began to experience some problems on Saturday and suffered a seizure on her way to the hospital.  Tests revealed that she has a tumor the size of an orange on the front part of her brain.  

Though this comes as a great shock to our family, we know that nothing ever surprises our dear Lord.
Barb has lived for Jesus for many years, and we know He is holding her in the palm of His nail-scarred hands.  He is the Great Physician and "is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we can ask or think." Ephesians 3:20 

"Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."  Matthew 19:26

"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."  James 5:16

Please pray for God to lay His healing hand upon Barb and send her a Divine-intervention miracle.
Please pray for peace and comfort for her husband, Phillip, her daughters, Sherry and Sonya and their husbands, her grandchildren, and all other family members, friends, and loved ones who are so concerned for her.

Please share this prayer request with all of your prayer chains, small groups, and every prayer warrior you know.
The family truly appreciates your prayers.

In closing, I wanted to add an update about Mom Smith, as so many of you are praying and have emailed and reached out so sweetly through her trials.  Praise God, she was finally approved to move to rehab late this evening!  She is continuing to suffer from a lot of pain, but she is steadily getting better and becoming stronger.  It is nothing short of witnessing a miracle to see how God is helping her along and bringing her through.  We SO appreciate your prayers and loving support.  

Homespun Devotions readers are some of the kindest, most caring people on earth, and I am so blessed to have so many of you faithful, precious friends and prayer warriors in my life.  I know that many of you are fighting your own battles and going through rough places, and it means the world to me that you so willingly help to carry the burdens I share about here.

Your continued prayers for Mom Smith and for Barb are so, so appreciated.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.