I visited Elaine today to discover she is enduring additional health complications. I see her compromised body along with grimacing pain. I do not really have a clue how difficult her life to be or how to truly help her. However I can simply let her know I care and regularly pray for God’s intervention through her suffering.
The author Catherine Marshall shared in one of her books of an illness she once suffered. She shared that she released her pain and suffering to God. She called it the prayer of relinquishment–turning all her troubles and concerns over to Him. In her memoirs she revealed how that act of faith released God’s healing power into her life.
A prayer of helplessness can be a powerful one. In our weakness and helplessness, He is strong.
Oh Lord, in our weaknesses please help us to relinquish our pain and clothe us in Your strength! Amen.