Saturday, October 06, 2007

Take it to the Lord in Prayer

What A Friend We Have in Jesus

What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear.
What a privilege to carry, everything to God in Prayer.
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry, everything to God in Prayer.

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful, who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? take it to the Lord in prayer;
in his arms He'll take and shield thee, thou wilt find a solace there.

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This was a poem written by Joseph Scriven in 1855 when his mother became ill. Scriven was found dead laying in water in 1886. Shortly before his death the poem was found by Ira Sankey who added music written in 1868 by Charles Crozat Converse .

My granddaughter's boyfriend has been in the hospital with a serious staph infection since last Wednesday morning. They think he may have been bitten by something during football practice on Monday afternoon, but nobody is sure. But, this morning, my daughter called to tell us that he seems to be on the mend, since the Doctor changed the kind of antibiotics they had been giving him the night before. The swelling has started going down in his left arm and it is draining, which are good signs. He did find he will spend at least one more night in the hospital and go home with an expensive pill to be taken every day until he is completely well.

When the cost of this medication was mentioned, I thought the only thing that family can do is 'take it to the Lord in prayer'. It is so terrible that a medication that is needed to save a life can cost so much a parent cannot afford it. But, if the insurance will no pay for it, and the hospital will not dispense it to him, then it is left up to them whether they can afford this medication. So, we are definitely going to the Lord in prayer on his behalf for this medication that his body has to have in order to get well. I also want to thank all of those who have been praying for his healing. God bless you!

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Mimi said...

I will be praying for your grand daughters boy friend that he will be healed from this infection... and I will pray that the funds will be supplied so the family can afford the medication...

Barbara said...

Thanks, Mimi, for the prayers. We should know today whether he will be able to get out of the hospital and continue medication outside.

Marie said...

I want to suggest, if this young man is a member of a church, that the deacon(s) be approached for financial aid. Most young men won't ask for themselves, but someone could let the deacons know of the need.

Barbara said...

Good suggestion, Marie. I don't know about his church. They did send him home with 3 of the pills to last through tomorrow until they can hear from the insurance. Hopefully, the DR will dispense it through the hospital. Won't know until they do hear from the insurance.

Carol said...

That sounds really serious. So glad things are looking better!

Maxine said...

I didn't know about this until just now. I hope that the Lord will bring healing to this young man.

Barbara said...

Thanks, Maxine. He got to go home yesterday afternoon. The place is much better and my daughter said he told her there was no pain now. But, he still has to take a high dose of antibiotics and I don't know about his sports playing yet. They have Homecoming this Friday and he probably won't get to play.