Dec 6, 2007
"Do not leave the throne of grace until all your wants have been spread before the Lord and until by faith you are confident that they will all be supplied."
Ask and it will be given to you. That's what the Bible says to do. But to pray in accordance to God's word. To pray for that which is good. Praying for patience. Praying for provision. Praying for comfort. Praying for healing. Healing is a good thing that God does for us in His mercy. Jesus didn't have to heal people while he was on earth, but he did.
Praying for this healing doesn't mean God has to give it to us. If healing was what Ian was supposed to receive, God would've done it. But for whatever reasons, God has chosen to withold that from us- either temporarily or "permanently." Maybe tomorrow he'll be healed, maybe in ten years he'll be the same that he is now.
Still, it is good to pray. So thank you to all who have done that alongside us for one year, two months, and six days. What a comfort to know that even since the first day at the hospital, when we are too weak to pray, someone else is pleading on Ian's behalf.