Monday, September 10, 2007

Please Keep Praying for Matt

I talked to my brother-in-law this morning (late evening for them) and they are planning to take Matt to an English doctor in the morning. His symptoms have gotten worse. If the English doctor doesn't have any answers for them, they will take him to an international hospital in a larger city.

I wish I was bearing better news. All I know is God is good. He has a plan in all this. I am "perplexed but not driven to despair." I will yet hope in my God.

But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

2 Corinthians 4:7 - 11

17 comments:

Lisa Allen said...

I am praying for you as well as Matt, I know it is frustrating...the waiting and not knowing...if there is anything I can do for you or the kiddos please let me know, seriously don't hesitate to ask. And yes, I will maybe see you at the salon...how fun!!

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

ughghgh..........i hate reading this.
praying for COMPLETE healing, and for a spirit of peace for you and the kids while he is gone!
I love you!

Ashie Nichole said...

I will be praying hard core.. The Lord is good... I will be praying for complete healing as well!! You and the kids hang in there!! Love you girl!

Ashie Nichole said...

I also wanted to write you this verse that I found:

Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are those who wait for him. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. As soon as he hears it, he answers you.

Isaiah 30:18-19

Gayla said...

Wow, I hate to hear that Matt's not better. How very difficult it must be for him to be ill in a foreign country. I am glad he's not alone.

Continuing to pray for Matt as well as for you and the kids.

Amanda said...

Oh man, I hate to hear this. I'm trying to imagine what you're feeling right now. I'm praying for your peace and his healing!

Brittani's Holding Little Hands said...

Praying for your MAtt and praying for all of you that love him so dearly. Please keep us updated...

Summy V & DawnyT said...

gosh, this is awful! I'm praying for Matt and everyone on the trip. I secretly just want everyone to hop on a plane and just come home!

Anonymous said...

Lauren -
I am definitely praying for healing for Matt, but also have been praying for you while he is away and will continue to do that as I am sure it's tough for you to just be waiting for updates!
Angie Gillikin

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

We have Matt in our prayers. And I'll be praying for you, and the peace that God will cover you with as you wait for Matt's return & healing!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

I'll keep praying. God is in control and I'll pray that you will be very aware of His peace during this time.

Blessings,
stephanie

Erin said...

The sermon yesterday was super fantastic. I hope you don't mind random Village members reading your blog. :-)

I'm sorry to hear our fearless leader is not yet better. My prayers are with your family - for healing and hope.

Press into Him.

Katie Gober said...

so so so sorry...i've been reading your blog and praying for matt - i will CONTINUE to pray HEALING...by His stripes...ask and we shall receive...bless you precious Lauren -

Bezner said...

Lauren, we've been praying daily since we heard and will continue to do so. Let us know if we can do anything else to help!

Richardsons of HV said...

Praying for all of you, sister!!

ericka said...

Oh definitely praying Lauren...

A Place For Ministry Wives said...

Just checking in on your hubby to see how the dr. visit went! :-)