Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thankful Thursday-Prayer


Hello everyone, another Thankful Thursday is here, and that makes me smile. I appreciate Iris so much for hosting this. Prayer is such a beautiful gift that we all need to give to one another daily, we all need prayers. Big prayers, little prayers, our Father hears each one, and He answers them all. We may get frustrated because it seems as if He is not going to answer them, but hang in there my friends, He may not answer them on your time limit, but I promise He will answer them in His time. His time, is always the right time. Prayer is such an appropriate topic for me this week. I really need your prayers my friends. I had a Doctor appointment yesterday, it did not go very well. My diabetes is daily getting worse, I am having major problems with my stomach. I have a condition caused from nerve damage called gastroparasis, and possibly an infection also. I hurt so bad with terrible cramps, nausea, and bowel problems. I get sick everytime I eat anything. I am losing weight due to this condition. My doctor said my diabetes is so out of control, that she cannot do anything else to help me. She has made me an appointment with a diabetic specialist on March 6. I pray that she will be able to help me. I am now having to be on a liquid diet only, and that is how it will be, until my diabetes can get under control. I have put it all in Gods hands, the safest place to be. I know my Father is watching over me. Blessings to everyone, and much love. Remember, prayer is the answer to all of lifes questions.

48 comments:

snippets said...

I am so sorry that your diabetes is getting worse, Denise. I will pray that you will be well real soon ...
*hugs*

Kristin said...

I am praying for you too. Thanks for the welocme you are too sweet!!

Blessed Chic said...

Thank you for the warm welcome. I pray that you might get well soon. Take care!

freetofly said...

Denise, I am so sorry to hear this. I am praying for you.

A Stone Gatherer said...

I will be praying for you Denise! God is the great physican! Your faith is truly inspiring!

Hootin' Anni said...

You say: "Prayer is such a beautiful gift that we all need to give to one another daily" ---that's so right.

I hope you will get it back under control with the help provide. Prayers being said.

Susan said...

Happy TT to you!

"Lord I pray you will touch my sister and heal her stomach". I place her and her whole condition in your loving hands this morning. In Jesus wonderful, powerful name I pray, Amen!"

Rebecca said...

You are in my prayers.

Much Love My Friend
Rebecca

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Denise,
I'm sorry to hear your Diabetes is getting worse. I will be praying for you my friend and that the doctor you visit on March 6 will be able to do something for you. But we all know who the one and only GREAT PHYSICIAN is. And like you said, this prayer will be answered in HIS time and not ours. And you are so right, we need to be praying for each other daily. We all have a need of some kind and we as friends should be praying for one another. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

eph2810 said...

Oh Denise - I am so sorry to read that your diabetes is so out of control.

Lord of Heaven and Earth. I come humbly before you to lift up my sweet sister in Christ. Lord, put Your healing touch on Denise today so she might be able to rest a little. Lord, give wisdom to the specialist so Denise might be pain free soon. In the precious name of Jesus I pray. Amen

Debbie @ Chocolate and Coffee said...

Sorry to hear about your Diabetes. You are in my prayers. I will also place you on our prayer list at church.

Blessings to you!

Daddys Chicks said...

You are in my family's prayers . . . May God bless you in all you do today!

According to HIS Power said...

I am praying for you today, my sweet friend, as I always do, but I am asking that the Lord give you comfort as well. I love you very much and you are always in my thoughts and prayers. I knew something was not right with you this week; I am SO sorry that you are feeling so bad. I am telling Charlie so that he may pray for you while at work, as well. We know how difficult diabetes can be and we know what a struggle it is to find peace in such a situation. We praise God that you have found that! Love you, my friend,

Julie

Tonya said...

Denise,
I'm so sorry to hear about your health issues. I'll pray for you also.

My sister-in-law had the same symptoms and she had gallstones. Are they SURE about the diagnosis? It'd be nice if one little surgery would "FIX" it all. Although, we KNOW that JESUS can HEAL you INSTANTLY! THAT will be our prayer!

Thanks so much for signing my blog so that I could "meet" you. =-)

LOVE, Tonya

Laurel Wreath said...

Denise I am so sorry, and how frustrating that you have to wait until the 6th! I pray the specialist will be able to even it out.

Nise' said...

I am praying for you Denise, now and as you wait to see the specialist.

Love Bears All Things said...

Father, I pray for this sister that you would provide healing. I pray that she would hand over this burden of her health to you, claim your promise of peace, thank you for answering prayer and leave her problems in your hands, Father. Just calm her restless heart, clear her mind and fill her to overflowing with the sweet assurance that you are in control and all will work for good and your glory.
In Jesus'name,
Amen

Mama Bear

Allison said...

I admire your heart so much my friend. Sometimes I get mad at God because you are so faithful and He hasn't healed you...yet :). But then you remind me of His love and faithfulness. I was watching TBN yesterday and something struck me that Benny Hinn (whom I don't normally like) said...He said that if you actually read what Jesus did for us in His Word, you'll read that He bore the sin of our inequeties. Sickness is the result of sin (not your personal sin, but the sin of Adam and Eve that caused us to not live eternally on earth). And because Christ died for sin, sickness (caused by sin and thus a sin) is actually forbidden to live in our bodies once we accept Christ in our hearts and lives! So, my friend, you march around that house and you rebuke satan and his attempts to steal your gift of redemption from sickness and sin and you tell that sickness caused by satan to get out of your body, that it is the temple of the Holy Ghost and it has NO AUTHORITY to live within you! I stand in agreement with you on this my dear friend!

Speaking from the Heart said...

I am sorry you are going thru this. May the LORD give you comfort daily.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Denise, I am so sorry to hear that your diabetes is not doing well. I have been praying for you and will continue to do so. You have a great attitude and if anything will pull you through it will be just that plus prayer, faith and of course HOPE!!

Sandy

Gina R said...

I am so sorry to hear about your complications because of diabetes. My Mom has it and it is not always easy to deal with. I will be praying for you. I love your adorable blog.

Marsha said...

Oh my dear friend! What tribulation you are facing right now. These ol' bodies of ours are just so frail. May you continue to rest in the arms of Jesus, 'cause He loves you best.
I'm praying for you everyday.

lori said...

Oh girl....
with the prayers going up for you...God can't help but hear!:)
I'm praying for you...I had hoped for better news...BUT I'm praying for answers on the 6th!

I've told you before...your faith is ASTOUNDING...it humbles me!
prayer is the only answer!
hugs to you!
♥lori

Heather@Mommymonk said...

I'm so thankful you can rely on prayer during these days Denise. I'll be lifting you up.

God, give Denise relief from the pain in her stomach, kill the infection and allow her body to heal.

BP said...

I agree that God hears all our prayers, big or small. I know He cares about the needs of our hearts, just like He cares for your health. Thank you for your faith. I will pray for you.

Carrie said...

I am very sorry to hear of your ill health. But God can turn this completely around. I will pray that you will be restored to health to His honor and glory.

Cheryl said...

I am so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. I hope things go really well for you and you are back on your feet feeling good really soon. God Bless~

Fran said...

I'm praying for you now. I'm sending you hugs via internet. You bless me Denise. God is using you friend.

I love ya!
Fran

Mamasmurf said...

Sorry your diabetes is getting worse - you are right to put your health and wellbeing into God's hands. I was diagnosed with a rare cancer some 11 years ago, but have prayed every day (along with many others) for an answer to my needs - I was told I would not see my son's 2nd birthday, he is now almost 13!!
Prayer truly does work miracles!
Be well and God bless,
~Chrissy

Walker said...

Bless your heart! I will be praying for you!! May God give you strength & peace my friend!
Love,
keisha

Melanie said...

Denise, Thank you so much for visiting my site and for your kind words. Prayer is such a wonderful thing for which to be thankful! I will be praying for you and your medical problems you are experiencing.

Chandra said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I will be praying that you receive your healing soon and continue to experience God's peace while surrounded by sweet and supportive family. I loved the story about your hubby's Valentine's weekend date. He sounds sweet.

Shannon said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you my dear friend! Thank you for sharing your heart openly with us each "Thankful Thursday" and always - God Bless.

Stacy said...

Praying you feel better soon.
Stacy

Hind's Feet said...

Denise, I am most definitely continuing to pray for you. What a beautiful spirit you have through all this. By the way... your husband's Valentine celebration for/with you... BEAUTIFUL!
Shalom, Kim

Melanie said...

I am praying for you my sweet friend.

Elisa @ Extravagant Grace said...

Oh, Denise, I am sorry for your pain. I will be praying for you!

Lisa Sharp said...

Oh I am so sorry! I will be praying for you!! We know God can heal, don't lose faith.

If you look on my page there is a link to a site called Cafe Chronique, feel free to join, it's for people with chronic illnesses, maybe you could find some support there.

IRENE said...

I love you and humbly pray for you.

Jessie said...

I am lifting you up in prayer. Praise God that He heals all of our diseases! (Psalm 103) I hope you have a restful and peaceful weekend. ((Hugs))

naturalpaths said...

Yes, He hears every prayer no matter how small or large! I will pray for you. (((((HUGS))))) Have a blessed week.

poor man's nicole richie said...

i admire you for being so brave and for the steadfast faith in God. For a fact your condition is serious and it's not a mere sniffle but your courage to take it lightly is truly inspiring.
I know that things will be given to us in His time. And as one friend has told me, a delay is not a denial from Him.
Your in my prayers denise.

godisincontrol said...

I am so sorry to hear about the problems you are having. It really makes my problems small in comparison! I am praying for you my friend!
Blessings

Gretchen said...

Denise, I feel helpless for you as you describe your pain and suffering and out of control diabetes. I will pray though. Nothing is too much for the Heavenly Father. May He lift you out of the miry clay of this disease. I love you. xxxooogretchen

Bernadine said...

I'm so sorry about all of you health problems.
You are in my prayers daily.
Love & hugs

Lynn said...

His time, is always the right time....Your diabetes is one of these things we are waiting to see the Lord work it out. Trusting him along with you.

Blessings Denise.... Praying for you. Lord, hold my sister by her hand, guide her to the perfect physician to heal her physical body. In Jesus name, Amen.

Anonymous said...

HI DENISE, THIS IS BRIAN, ALLISON'S FIANCE. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. CHRIST'S COMFORT AND LOVE TO YOU. - BRIAN

mama meji said...

I'm so amazed with your faith. I am praying for you my friend. I know God will not fail you.