Nov 12, 2008

Thankful Thursday



Today I am thankful for Jesus.

Today I am clinging to Jesus.

Today I crying out to Jesus.

I am amazed at all the prayer requests relating to health over the last couple of weeks, and I feel like everyone I know is dealing closely with someone fighting to live.

Very close to my heart is my precious friend Debbie who has a daughter struggling for her life with advanced leukemia. Her daughter Amber has been mentioned on my posts before, but she is in critical condition, and needs a miracle. Amber knows and loves Jesus with all her heart and gives God complete control of all she is facing. Please join me in lifting her life up to Him who is the great healer. Also keep Amber's husband and everyone close to her in your prayers.

I just found out this morning that a dear friend of mine has been diagnosed with breast cancer. I don't go to church with her anymore, and had not heard the news. She leads a large women's ministry and has the most amazing spirit and heart you will ever see. She also gives God complete authority with her life and trusts. Not only that, she has a joyful attitude. You will be blessed if you go by her site and read her words. I promise. Please pray that she will have a quick treatment and recovery.

Lastly, my friend Laura (like a sister to me) is in our children's hospital right now with her one month old son Elian (Eli for short). He is not gaining weight, he has three holes in his heart, and he is being tested for possible genetic problems. We are praying that all his issues are because of his little heart working so hard when he eats. He is burning more calories than he's taking in and hopefully the doctors will be able to have the wisdom to find the cause and fix it. We are also praying for God to intervene and close the holes in the heart over time, and that Eli will gain the weight he needs to gain.

All of these requests are why I am simply thankful for Jesus. When it comes down to life, health, problems, trials and fears, we need Jesus. He is who we call on. He is who we rely on. He is who we praise, glorify, and thank today and always.

If you have a Thankful Thursday to share, go by Grace Alone and leave a link to your post. Be blessed friends!

9 comments:

DA Wagners said...

I pray for complete healing in all three of these prayer requests!!! May his glory be seen through every situation. P.S. My 13 yr old niece thinks your nephew is a hottie! And she thinks I'm pretty cool that I'm friends with the aunt of an actor in HSM3.

Penless Thoughts said...

He alone is worthy and our rock.
Susan

Bonnie said...

What a reminder. When we think we are struggling, there are those we need to pray for because our struggles aren't nearly as hard. I thought my month-long sinus infection was horrible enough. Thank you for the reminder I was getting a little to self-focused & selfish. I will be praying for all 3 and their families. Blessings.

Laurie Ann said...

Wow. My sufferings seem so insignificant! Praise God for what only He can do...Happy Thankful Thursday to you.

newlyweds said...

I said a prayer for each of them and their families and you. God bless.

Denise said...

I will be lifting all of these dear ones up in my prayers.

Lynn said...

Hi Susie,

Wow, I too know so many who are struggling right now. Financial needs as well as physcial. Knowing where I strength lies and who we can call on is every thing.

Have a blessed Day...

BJ said...

I will say a prayer for your friends. May God bless and keep you.

Heather@Mommymonk said...

I am so grateful that we can rest in His Holiness in times like this. Praying with you for these requests...and what a privilege it is!