Yesterday Elaine visited a pain management clinic in which she received thirteen neck injections specific to her treatment. As a child, my sister always dreaded having to endure even one shot at the doctor’s office. Now she embraces multiple injections just to counteract her ongoing quadriplegic body stiffness and pain.
During our conversation last night, Elaine shared a wonderful God report. She told me that a few days ago just before being helped out of bed for the day, God’s peace strongly rested upon her. Elaine recounted God’s heart-flooding peace visiting in a way not felt by her in some time. What a wonderful testimony of God’s faithfulness in the midst of hardship!
Many people pray regularly for Elaine. Prayers originate from Elaine’s, Mom’s and my church families; Joni’s disability organization; and from family and friends. The special peace Elaine encountered this week came directly from God answering the specific prayers of His people.
Despite her earlier tough medical visit, Elaine shared appreciation for the many prayers being lifted up for her. Many people have asked for God’s peace to rest upon her. As a believer, she knows prayer changes things–even horrendous things. Through our conversation, hope could be heard in her voice.
Jesus, our Advocate, prays to the Father for us. The suffering Servant empathizes, petitions and visits His children whispering to us, “Peace, be still My child.”