I hate that it has been so long since I have last been in touch! Life with our four kiddos and ministry has been busy! And I have been trying to soak in the moments with these kiddos because I know they will not be kids for long!
Something I have not been very public about, is that in November I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. It has been a journey physically and spiritually. One that I am smack dab in the middle of. Not on the other side of healing yet, and I’m not sure I will be on this side of earth.
I tell you this not for sympathy, but to give you a glimpse into the heart of the ‘Worship Night for those with Health Issues’. See, I was sitting with a friend I met through another friend that shares a similar diagnosis. We sat and chatted about our weird symptoms and how discouraging it can all be at times. And we prayed. And when I left that coffee date, I felt so much peace.
I asked God what it was about that particular friend, time, and place that made a difference for me. And it became clear that just meeting with someone else in the middle of the struggle and praying encouraged my heart. It was then and there that this vision for a night for others in the middle of the struggle to have a chance to pray and be encouraged started to form.
And as I thought about Autoimmune Disease, I realized it’s not that different in terms of physical and spiritual struggle than many other health issues. Some of the health battles that came to mind and heart were depression and anxiety, infertility, and cancer. All share the common bond of struggle in faith to believe God is good and that He can heal. And that He might not heal on earth.
And so here we are, our first ‘Worship Night for those with Health Issues”. I wonder if you or someone you know might be uplifted by a night of singing, hearing the word, and prayer. If so, please come; please invite and come with. No one will be called out or made to share; we simply want this to be a safe place for people to sit and be revitalized. We are praying fervently.
If you or someone you know would like to come. Please RSVP at the Facebook Event page.