Jan 10, 2007

10,000 Mercies

In the article by John Piper that Larissa referenced called "Don't Waste Your Cancer," David Powlison adds some comments that struck me:

"Other people will often express their care and concern [which so many of you have] by inquiring about your health [or Ian's health]. That's good, but the converstation easily gets stuck there. So tell them openly about your sickness [or the latest news about Ian's recovery], seeking their prayers and counsel, but then change the direction of the conversation by telling them what your God is doing to faithfully sustain you with 10,000 mercies."

I want to update people on Ian's condition, but I don't want the conversation to get stuck there.

God is faithfully sustaining us (thank you for praying for us as well as Ian). There really are 10,000 mercies every day that we so easily forget. They're things we don't deserve. God is still good.

Steve

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link...

katherine said...

it's so beautiful to the faith of each and every one of you. it's so encouraging. in another john piper article, George Mueller's Strategy for Showing God, he writes.."The Lord God is a sun and shield, the Lord will give grace and glory, no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. (psalm 84:11)...And so my heart was at rest. I was satisfied with God. And all this springs, as I have often said before, from taking God at his word, believing what he says."
just from reading this blog, y'all are demonstrated the same attitude so i just wanted to encourage you and let you know that your faith is helping believers all over the place :) so thank you and may Christ continue to shine through you as you trust him with ian.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for Ian and the rest of your family.

Moriah Freeman

P.S. I attend Crossway church of lancaster

rebekah berger said...

Amen! We are all continuing to pray for Ian and are so encouraged at his healing. Personally, I have been especially strengthened by ya'll's amazing faith through all of this, as I know so many others have been as well.
We serve an awesome and miracle-working God who has not and will never give up on Ian!
Thank you for trusting Him so much...it's so great to see His peace and mercy working through you, Uncle Steve. (and all you guys.)
much love.
in christ, Rebekah.