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Please Continue To Pray For My Uncle’s Fight With Cancer

A few nights ago I asked for prayer for my Uncle Andy, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer and I thank all those who have prayed for him.  I understand that next Monday he faces surgery to removed part of his lung, which the Doctor’s hope will be sufficient to eradicate the cancer, I’m sure my family would appreciate your continued prayer.

My Dad has told me that he was actually scheduled to face heart surgery on a defective heart valve, as he like my Dad and his other brother and sister have a history of heart related problems, indeed I was myself diagnosed at 26 with a heart strain and chronic high blood pressure which they found no obvious reason for, it seems as though heart problems run right through our family.

As part of the pre-operation tests they performed a scan on my Uncle and only then found the cancer in his lungs, so now instead of the heart operation he faces an operation to remove part of his lung just three days before Christmas.

I pray for a successful operation which will fully eradicate the cancer and for his speedy recovery.  I thank you all that have prayed and for your continued prayer.

THE HOPE THAT LIES IN YOU by THE GLORIOUS UNSEEN
We can hear the sound of all creation sing
A song to heal the earth, a song to spark a dream
Where are you optimists? We need your strength in this
There’s a stirring in your soul that cannot be controlled
This is the hope that lies in You

We can hear the sound of all the earth rejoice
With angels all around lifting up their voice
Where are you hopeful ones? Have we come undone?
There’s a stirring in your soul that cannot be controlled
This is the hope that lies in You
This is the hope that lies in You

And through all the questioning You’ve been the hope in me
Despite uncertainty You’ve been the only constant thing
And when I’m struggling You keep on loving me the same
This is the hope that lies in You

Hallelujah, hallelujah
(This is the hope that lies in You)
Hallelujah, hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah
(Come down, we need Your hope to come down)
(We need Your grace to pour out)
(We need Your love to shine down)

Hallelujah, hallelujah
(Come down, we need Your hope to come down)
(We need Your grace to pour out)

Hallelujah, hallelujah
(Come down, we need Your hope to come down)
(We need Your grace to pour out)
(We need the face of God now)
Hallelujah, hallelujah

Verse of the Day – John 15:7

John 15:7

John 15:7

I have one prayer tonight for my Uncle who has been diagnosed with lung cancer, he is due for surgery shortly before Christmas to remove part of his lung, which hopefully remove the cancer, I’m sure my family would appreciate your prayers too.

COME HEALING by JENNY SIMMONS
O gather up the brokenness
And bring it to me now
The fragrance of those promises
You never dared to vow

The splinters that you carry
The cross you left behind
Come healing of the body
Come healing of the mind

And let the heavens hear it
The penitential hymn
Come healing of the spirit
Come healing of the limb

Behold the gates of mercy
In arbitrary space
And none of us deserving
Of the cruelty or the grace

O solitude of longing
Where love has been confined
Oh, come healing of the body
Come healing of the mind

O see the darkness yielding
That tore the light apart
Come healing of the reason
Come healing of the heart

O troubled dust concealing
An undivided love
The Heart beneath is teaching
To the broken Heart above

O and let the heavens falter
And let the earth proclaim:
Come healing of the Altar
Come healing of the Name

O longing of the branches
To lift the little bud
O longing of the arteries
To purify the blood

And let the heavens hear it
The penitential hymn
Come healing of the spirit
Come healing of the limb

O and let the heavens hear it
The penitential hymn
Oh, come healing of the spirit
Come healing of the limb
Oh, come healing of the spirit
Come healing of the limb

Verse of the Day – Malachi 4:2

Malachi 4:2

Malachi 4:2

Every day is a new start, the sun rises and we rise with new life through His grace.

HEALING IN YOUR ARMS by LUMINATE
If it’s been one time, it’s been a million
Try to be perfect, but it’s tearing me apart
The fear of failing is so samiliar
But You’re breaking down the fences in my heart

I’ll slow down breathing in, breathing out
I’m waking up, I’m breaking out
I’m leaving behind the fear and doubt
I’m letting go, I’ll trust and fall
Cause I know there’s healing in Your arms

So I’ve been striving, running in circles
Through the fight, I’ve forgotten who I am
God I am longing to break the cycle
The lose myself, so I can start again

Slow down, breathing in breathing out
I’m waking up, I’m breaking out
I’m leaving behind the fear and doubt
I’m letting go, I’ll trust and fall
Cause I know there’s healing in Your arms

It’s time to give it away, gotta give it away
(Give it away) Let Your love take over
Love is why you came, You gave it all away
(Gave it away) Now love is taking me over
Oh, yes I know there’s healing in Your arms
There’s healing, healing in Your arms

I’m waking up, I’m breaking out
I’m leaving behind the fear and doubt
I’m letting go, I’ll trust and fall
Cause I know there’s healing in Your arms

New Beginnings

Thirteen years ago at the age of only 26 I was diagnosed with Chronic Hypertension, my blood pressure was extremely high, close to 200 over 112, further tests found evidence of a heart strain, I was shattered by the diagnosis and then referred to a heart specialist for further diagnosis and treatment.  I was started on a series of different tablets before it the combination of tablets was settled upon, I was to take three a day for the rest of my life, if I missed my tablets for a more than a few weeks the blood pressure would rise back to where it was, I was on these for life and that was that.

Then back in March last year I returned to my Doctor and just days before I quit drinking I found my blood pressure was back to where it was way back in 2000, even though I was on my tablets and hadn’t missed any for more that the odd day every now and again, it was dangerously high, I admitted my problem with alcohol and as the weeks passed and I ceased drinking and looked to be getting back on track the blood pressure returned to satisfactory levels, not perfect but an acceptable level.

But my last lot of tablets ran out before the end of July and I’ve gone over five weeks without any, I tested my blood pressure a few weeks ago and it was creeping back up.  I’ve been so busy with work, I just hadn’t had time to go to the Doctor to have my prescription renewed and the weeks were passing and I wasn’t getting on top of things.

Then last week I wrote about it on this blog, I did that purposely because I knew I couldn’t keep hiding any more, the next day I got on the phone and made an appointment for this morning.

After I wrote my journal last night it dawned on me about my appointment this morning and I could immediately feel the pressure rising, I became nervous and worried about what I was going to hear, I was dreading the results.  I prayed and felt an almost instance relaxation, I was calmed and fell asleep quite quickly.

But then I woke this morning at 4.30, I was wide awake staring at the ceiling, the worry was returning.  So I got up and got out walking, I have to say it was the most amazing walk I’ve had in a long time, it wasn’t hard to forget about the worry when the sunrise was so spectacular, so amazingly beautiful that my attention was taken by my surroundings, I almost forgot about my appointment.

As I got ready to set off for my appointment I could feel the tension return, so I took myself to my quiet place and prayed, again I felt calm and set off for my 7.30am appointment.

It was an understatement to say I was expecting the worst, I was sure my blood pressure would be returning to where it was back in March last year or back in 2000, I was ready for a dressing down and I deserved it.

I explained my situation and the Doctor took my blood pressure, but then came something that I just wasn’t expecting, yes my blood pressure was high, but not as high as expected, in fact it was lower than when I tested it myself a few weeks ago.

The thing was my Doctor wasn’t concerned by that, he was actually pleased at the level considering I had missed an amount of tablets, so pleased that he decided that we could try reducing my medication!

So after thirteen years of taking three tablets a day, I am now on two tablets a day, the strongest of the two tablets I take for my blood pressure has been removed, it’s a trial for the next month to see how it goes, but it’s an improvement and something that in my wildest dreams I never ever thought would happen, I expected my medication to increase over time not decrease.

To say I was over the moon was another understatement, this morning as I walked from the Doctor’s Surgery to work I felt like I was on top of the world, my prayers had been answered and I’m getting my life back.

As I approach 75 weeks of sobriety this coming Thursday, I have to say this is the best present I could ever wish to receive, God has come through for me and I feel so blessed by what He has been done in my life since that day back in March 2012 when I just wanted to make it all stop.

HEALING OIL by KIM WALKER-SMITH
I can feel Your healing oil
Running down my brow
I wouldn’t trade another lifetime
For how I feel right now