Mar 6, 2007

The Solid Rock

Ian's mouth is healing so much. It looks so much better than it did a few weeks ago. His doctor has concluded that the yeast is gone from his mouth, as well as the other infection that he had. There is a either still an unknown infection hanging around somewhere or his mouth simply becomes sore from him breathing through his mouth all of the time. Either way, it is looking much better. Thank you so much for all of your prayers for that specific need.

Two women from our church went to visit Ian today and reported that he looked great. They hadn't seen him for a few weeks and said that he was wide awake and looking good!

For the past few days, I've had "On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand" running through my head. What a blessing for God to bring this song to my mind that I may meditate on it:

My hope is built on nothing less,
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus' Name.

When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.

On Christ the solid rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand,

Much around my soul has given way, and many of my earthly props have been removed. Among many things, the comfort of always having my best friend and boyfriend available to be with me, talk to me and console me is not here right now. But this is where I should be, more aware that it is on Christ alone that I stand and in Christ alone where my hope is found. How good it is to meditate on Christ's unchanging grace.

"Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God."
Romans 5:2



Anonymous said...

Thank you Larissa, and thank you to Steve and the other Murphys for consistently preaching the gospel to yourselves and letting us listen. We are all learning much from your trial. Many tears are shed as I read the blog - for the pain you are going through, as well as for what Christ is doing and has done, for you and for all of us!

Continuing to pray. Gina Plain (Crossway Church)

Anonymous said...

You have NO idea of how much I needed that blog today.
Your blog not ony is an outlet for you but such a ministry to others.
Praying for Ian and you always.

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mike hartnett said...

praise God for answered prayers!

Anonymous said...

Hi Larissa, I don't know you or Ian or the Murphys but I heard about you in another blog and I want you to know that I have been praying for you all. My Sunday School class of kids that are 4-11 years old have taken it upon themselves to pray for Ian's complete and perfect healing also. May God bless you all!
Long Beach, CA

Anonymous said...

Larissa and Murphys,
God is doing an amazing work in your hearts through Ian, and how I praise God! Only He is able to take tragedy and bring much good to us and glory to Himself.

"The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and kind in all His deeds. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth." (Psalm 145:17, 18)

Praise God, He is worthy!
terry hall