If you’ve been praying for Randall and Jenny Black, then you know they traveled to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota last Friday for further testing on his condition. Our hope was for the doctors to find another diagnosis rather than CJD. The heartbreaking news is that according to the physicians there, Randall’s is a textbook case of this devastating disease.
This is obviously not the news we wanted but if anything, this is a call to redouble our prayers. The Lord just will not let me rest from praying for the miraculous. There has been scripture after scripture put before my eyes that speaks of divine healing. Our Believing God Bible Study just finished Week Two on having faith that God still works wonders by recounting numerous stories of spontaneous healing. I just do not feel released in my spirit to give up on this possibility based on my present prayers and reading. There is just too much of His Word contradicting man’s wisdom. Given the two options, I choose God.
Until He confirms from the heavenlies that His will is to take Randall home, let’s not allow this grim outlook to cause us to succumb to doubt. I leave you with my devotional reading from The Daily Light on the Daily Path. If you will pray these scriptures on behalf of this family, I would again appreciate your placing your name as well as the state where you live in the comments so they can have a tangible sense of your intercession:
“The Lord God Omnipotent reigns! I know that you can do everything. The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. He does according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of earth. No one can restrain His hand or say to Him, “What have You done?” There is no one who can deliver out of My hand; I work, and who will reverse it? Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord. ” The He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean. ” Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Mighty God. All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed,…for there are more with us than with him.”
Rev. 19:6; Job 42:2; Luke 18:27; Daniel 4:35; Isaiah 43:13; Mark 14:36; Matthew 9:28-29; Matthew 8:2-3; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 28:18; Psalm 20:7; 2 Chronicles 32:7