Day: May 22, 2008

Let The Peace Of God Reign

So, I wrote this post the other day titled What would you say, and friends and family are telling me they too have these feelings and that they believe many many more are experiencing the same situation that I am.  I know I am not alone and my question is why?  Why are so many people living with this burden, and yes I call it a burden because no one wants to wake up every day just because they’re done sleeping.  We are meant to have a purpose, a reason to live.  Right now I am not living, I am existing and not doing a very good job of it either.  I’ve decided that I do not accept that this is a natural phase of life and that it isn’t normal or something I will tolerate any further.  I started looking through Psalms and came across Psalm 42 and this touched my spirit and expressed a lot of what I am feeling so I went to Bible.com and decided to copy and paste it here for others to read.  I also decided to look for the lyrics to the the song that is taken from this Psalm and came across another an awesome site called Pinoymix.com which has the lyrics to lots of popular Christian songs and I came across the lyrics for Let The Peace Of God Reign and have them pasted below.  I pray for an abundance of peace and joy to flood over me and fill me to the point I cannot contain it and it spills out onto everyone and everything I touch.  Lord, let your love wash over me.

Psalm 42

[b] As the deer pants for streams of water,
       so my soul pants for you, O God.

2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
       When can I go and meet with God?

3 My tears have been my food
       day and night,
       while men say to me all day long,
       “Where is your God?”

4 These things I remember
       as I pour out my soul:
       how I used to go with the multitude,
       leading the procession to the house of God,
       with shouts of joy and thanksgiving
       among the festive throng.

5 Why are you downcast, O my soul?
       Why so disturbed within me?
       Put your hope in God,
       for I will yet praise him,
       my Savior and 6 my God.
       My [c] soul is downcast within me;
       therefore I will remember you
       from the land of the Jordan,
       the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.

7 Deep calls to deep
       in the roar of your waterfalls;
       all your waves and breakers
       have swept over me.

8 By day the LORD directs his love,
       at night his song is with me—
       a prayer to the God of my life.

9 I say to God my Rock,
       “Why have you forgotten me?
       Why must I go about mourning,
       oppressed by the enemy?”

10 My bones suffer mortal agony
       as my foes taunt me,
       saying to me all day long,
       “Where is your God?”

11 Why are you downcast, O my soul?
       Why so disturbed within me?
       Put your hope in God,
       for I will yet praise him,
       my Savior and my God.

 

Let the Peace of God Reign

Father of life draw me closer
Lord, my heart is set on You
Let me run the race of time
With Your life enfolding mine
And let the peace of God
Let it reign

Oh Holy Spirit, You’re my comfort
Strengthen me, hold my head up high
And I stand upon Your truth
Bringing glory unto You
And let the peace of God
Let it reign

Oh Lord I hunger for more of You
Rise up within me let me know Your truth
Oh Holy Spirit saturate my soul
And let the life of God fill me now
Let Your healing power breathe life and
Make me whole
And let the peace of God let it reign

Update on Logan Stehno

I just received this update from Daniel on Logan;s progress.  Continue to stand in prayer for him and his family.  I rebuke the spirit of fear and claim healing for Logan in the name of Jehovah Rophe.  May the hand of God be upon him and his family and may an outpouring of finances be showered upon them so they can focus on Logan’s care and not the stress of medical and other financial bills.

5/22 –

Logan’s progress has been in baby steps and it seems like there are days
when no progress at all can be detected. I did find out this morning
that he has been released from the hospital, but is in a rehabilitation
and therapy center connected to the hospital. Logan has never “woken
up”. His eyes open and it appears that he is awake, but he is not
responding voluntarily. He does respond to stimulus, but nothing on his
own. Personally, I fear that this is his awake, but like all who are
praying for him, I pray that my fear is unfounded and nothing more than
that, fear. I know that Our Lord has a plan for Logan or he would not
still be alive. Logan’s still so very young and God created the human
body to overcome difficulties. It is my prayer that the brain and the
body, with God’s direction, will heal and compensate for the damaged
brain cells in Logan so he will be able to have a productive and
wonderful life. Much like the way the body and brain can compensate for
a blind person or someone with other disabilities. His parents have
basically secluded themselves and are concentrating on learning the
skills they are going to need in order to care for Logan once he comes
home. My updates are coming from his Grandma Gail’s employers, who Gail
is in touch with daily. Some days there is good news and some days, there are no changes. Please, continue to pray for Logan and the family. Also, can you please add to the prayer that the many benefits and fundraiser’s for Logan that are being held are a great success. The insurance company is fighting the claim and this is causing so much stress on the family. The fundraiser’s so far have helped raised quite a bit of money, but Logan’s hospital bills are already in excess of $1M. As you can imagine, this is devastating for the family. I hope you have a Blessed day and a Blessed and safe Memorial Day weekend.
Lisa Thompson Tristan