So far David is doing very well after his 2nd Velcade injection yesterday. His blood count result today is good (TW 9, Hb 11.4, Plt 144). Praise the Lord for the good result. Praise the Lord for no side effects. Priase the Lord for His grace and mercy upon David. Praise the name of Jesus forevermore!
As I ponder on these blessings, I marveled why our prayers are answered. I know nothing we have done to deserve His love and mercy - not our righteousness, not our faithfulness, not our strength, much less our goodness, not even the fasting and prayers. I acknowledged it is all because of the love of Jesus in accordance to the will of the Father.
If the outcome to our prayers is in accordance to His will, is it then necessary to pray? Yes, because the Lord has said to do so. "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak."- Mark 14:38.
Yes, we should pray. We should pray unceasingly (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Sometimes, the Lord requires that we Pray Until Something Happens (P.U.S.H.). "Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." - Hebrews 4:16.
As you bring your various prayers and petitions before hte throne of grace, do remember to continue to pray for David:
1. to sleep well. He has not been able to sleep very well in the hospital. Woke up every 2 hours or so.
2. to not experience the sensation of numbness and Rheumatism kind of aching in his legs. He was having the same kind of sensation in his legs this evening. He suspects it may not be withdrawal from the morphine after all but the effect of thailidomide - a drug he is required to take to treat the myeloma cells. May the Lord not let his go through this agony again.
3. to be treated for his bleeding piles. Pray that the Dr seeing him for this problem will be able to effectively treat it and bring complete healing.
4. that his wisdom tooth that is beginning to surface will not cause any secondary problem. He is seeing the dentist tomorrow. May it not cause him any pain or discomfort.
Thanks for your bringing our needs before our Heavenly Father whose grace is sufficient for us. Do feel free to share your needs if you need prayers too. It is kind of "lonely" to be the only one who is making most of the entries in this blog. Do join me to give thanks, praise and glory to our Almighty God, our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ!