Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Please Pray

We are experiencing a very difficult day today. Dwayne did not sleep well last night and today his spirits are very low. He is struggling to see any hope. He says that this is not "humanly possible". I agree, but with God all things are possible. He is simply so worn down. Please pray that there will be a break-thru in his health. I spend so much of the bedside hours in prayer. We are all fighting discouragement.


At August 09, 2005, Blogger Big Chief said...

Keep your spirits up. I will keep you in prayer as I struggle with a small fight of pnemonia myself. Always thinking of ya.

At August 09, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your words revealed more than you know about this day. I'm begging God to meet the deepest needs---the ones only Dwayne and God are aware of. I'm praying Dwayne onto God's mercy seat----asking for rest---maybe not sleep---but a deep abiding rest within his soul. A soul renewing rest. A rest that brings peace and a quiet within---even in the midst of this very difficult day. Janet, if at any point you want to continue our conversation---you can call me at any hour (day or night). I'm praying that God was in the words we shared and nothing spoken was shared at the wrong time. I love and care for all of you. I will contine to drench all of you in prayer, especially during the wee morning hours when I'm unable to sleep. May God Bless and Keep you near--this night


At August 09, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Dwayne and Janet,
We are still praying, and will continue to do so. He is able, He is wise, He knows best and only He knows His timing. As I am working in the garden (I'm on my knees anyway), I find myself praying for you all. My heart goes out to you, and we will continue to keep us in your prayers. We know so many people in the Bible who were discouraged - Joshua, Moses, Paul (I despaired even of life), Elijah, etc. etc. Our discouragement is not a failure of faith, but a reality of being human. And God is not human, but He is totally faithful. You are still in His hands, and He loves you as much as He loves His own Son, because that was the price He paid for you. We will keep praying.

Denise and Rod

At August 09, 2005, Anonymous Shelley said...

Dear Janet,
How my heart aches for you and Dwayne.As I cannot even fathom what you are going thru, all I can do is continue to pray. We are all praying that tonight God will give both Dwayne and yourself the rest and comfort that you need. I don't know how either, but I truly have a sense that Tyler is ok at camp and that the Holy Spirit has all but moved into the cabin with him and has surrounded him completely with the protection that only He can deliver. Trust God tonight Janet. He has not and never will abandon you, Dwayne,Ashlyn or Tyler.Please tell DH this too... God has not abandoned him.Let him carry you... love and prayers, Shelley

At August 09, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't know me but I've been praying for you. Today when I heard that you were having such a bad day I thought of this Twila Paris song and hoped maybe it would bring comfort. The second verse goes:
"I know the answers, I've given them all, but suddenly now I feel so small, shaken down to the cavity in my soul. I know the doctrine and theology, but right now they don't mean much to me, this time there's only one thing I've got to know. Do I trust you Lord? ( Does the robin sing?) Do I trust you Lord? (Does it rain in spring?) You can see my heart, You can read my mind, and You've got to know I would rather die than to lose my faith in the one I love. Do I trust you Lord? I will trust you Lord!" Please don't lose your hope. Know that there are people all over the world who are lifting you up, even when you might not have strength to cry out for yourself.

At August 09, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Janet and Dwayne,
Our prayers continue with you today... it was so good to visit with you both on Sunday. I'm back to Edmonton and the "everyday life", but with a far more realistic perspective on life now. Somehow whether the car is running right or work goes well doesn't matter so much. You're on my mind all the time, and I'm bringing you before the throne.
Love you all,

Kevin Boldt.

At August 10, 2005, Blogger Barbara said...

Pain can do terrible things to a human spirit. But, thank the Lord, Dwayne has the Spirit of the living God within him. And, all things are possible with God, and all things are possible to them that believeth!

Keep trusting in God, hold on to the HOPE that He has given us, and we will continue to pray for speedy recovery, and a rest to come for him immediately, within the heart and soul, and body as well. We have a gracious God!

At August 10, 2005, Anonymous beverlyjane said...

Praying...pleading...lifting you all up to our Father.

At August 10, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Janet and Dwayne,

Please know that it is very normal and even okay to be discouraged, when our bodies are so physically low we can't help it! But the wonderful news is, it is then that God truly carries us, He will never leave you or forsake you, He is always there to carry you through. Janet you may (or may not) be more able to feel His presence now more than Dwayne can, but Dwayne's spirits will lift and possibly very soon. You dear husband has the Spirit of the living God with in him, he has that living HOPE deep with in his very soul. There are times when we all have a hard time hearing that still small voice but it remains and it will still proclaim IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL!

If you have a moment look up Matthew 11:28 - He will give you rest

Isaiah 43:1&2 - and put your names in each verse - You will not be overwhelmed

and my personal favorite is -
Isaiah 57:15 - God will revive the spirit of low and the heart of the contrite

Please know that we are holding you before the throne of Grace, I asked our church to pray for you on Sunday. We will be praying for rest for Dwayne, but also for you, your children, and your extended family.

Love in Christ,
Pat, for Darrel and our family

At August 10, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are in our thoughts and prayers (which you certainly are) we can be confident that the Lord "...won't let you stumble, your Guardian God won't fall asleep."
Oh Janet, our hearts ache for you guys. I'm so glad that Tyler was able to slip away to camp, we pray that he will be refreshed and invigorated, even as we pray that the Lord's hand will be FELT sustaining you, Dwayne & Ashlynn through this parfticularly rough stretch.
In HIs grip,
Kevin for the Enns' clan.

At August 10, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dwayne and Janet
Our love for you both is but dust, when compared to the all-embracing love of Jesus for you in this unbelievably dark hour.
But you are loved...and prayed for as only Christ can enable us.
Helen and Graham

At August 10, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read this today and immediately thought of you. It is written by someone who has just been diagnosed with cancer. "I have relinquished my destiny to God's will. Nothing, praise God, not even cancer, can thwart His will. I may have cancer, but cancer doesn't have me-God alone has me." We continue to pray for you, your families and your doctors.

At August 10, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen to the last post. My prayers continue for you all. God is truly a BIG God. His power is greater than we can imagine.
Your family is covered in prayers from near and afar. God's will is bigger than cancer.

From a friend

At August 10, 2005, Anonymous Brian Turner said...

God's will be done...


At August 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we lived anywhere in Sask. I just know that my wife and I would drive to 'Stoon for even a brief visit / prayer time with you folks.
But though many miles separate us our constant love and prayers enable us to be "right there". In fact, I feel that the "quietness" on news is affording you the chance to rest and cherish each famiy moment together while knowing you are so loved and cared for. May even this weekend be a plus factor in God's presence and provision for your daily journey.
God loves you / we do too.
Pastor Graham & Helen


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