Friday, May 27, 2011

forward march

Well...a new chapter in our life begins now. We start our battle today. We are humbled....we are sad...we are scared...we are vulnerable...we are angry...but we are prepared. God has given us great tools to fight this battle. Friendships...prayer...mentors...scripture...we are ready.

The outpouring of love and prayer and concern has been amazing. We are beyond blessed and thankful. The friendships that we have today are no accident. We have some great people to do nothing with...and thats just really what we feel like doing right this second :)

For those that may be lost....

Justin was diagnosed Wednesday with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Systemic Sclerosis. AND Lupus.

All stupid. All autoimmune. All without a cure. All painful. All stupid...wait did I already say that?

He has extreme pain and swelling inside and out.

He is my hero. He is positive and optimistic. He does not really want to talk about it. He is much less concerned about himself and extremely concerned about me and the boys.

Like I said...he is my hero.

We are not discussing this with Bryce right now. At some point there could possibly be changes in Justin's external that time we would talk about this with him. For now his daddy is still his daddy.

We are headed for a long road of trial and error with medications.

Our great physician is in charge...and that's that.

Please pray for my heart...its a little broken right now.

Romans 8:35-39 says: “No trouble or hardship can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

The past two days have been pretty yuck. I am scared of what is to come. I am tired. My stomach hurts. I don't want this for my husband. I don't want him to hurt. Our path has been beaten hard...we have overcome MANY things...this will be just another thing that we get through. Together.

I am so so thankful that I get to be Justin's wife. I am the one who gets to love on him each day. I am the one who gets to walk alongside him on good days and bad days. I will be his prayer warrior day and night. I love him UNCONDITIONALLY.

This all puts some things in perspective too.

Many of you know that I am pretty proactive in continuously learning to be the best wife for Justin. I love to study His word on marriage. I love it. But nothing quite puts things in actual order than something like this. I can see pretty clearly right now.

James 1:2 says that unshakable faith comes from faith that has been faith has been shaken many times...can I get an amen?!

We will not cease in praying for Justin's COMPLETE healing.

Join me in this prayer for my amazing husband:

Father, in the Name of Jesus, we come together this day in agreement and confess Your Word concerning health and healing. As we do, we believe that Your Word will not return to You void, but it will accomplish what it says.

In the Name of Jesus, we of like mindedness and faith come together in agreement and believe that JUSTIN is healed according to I Peter 2:24. Your Word says that Jesus Himself took JUSTIN's infirmities and bore his sicknesses (Matthew 8:17). Therefore, with great boldness and confidence, we stand on the authority of Your Word and declare that JUSTIN is redeemed from the curse of sickness. JUSTIN will refuse to tolerate its symptoms.

Satan, we speak to you in Jesus' Name and we proclaim that your principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in heavenly places are bound from operating againstJUSTIN in any way. JUSTIN is loosed from your assignment. JUSTIN is the property of Almighty God and JUSTIN will give you no place in him. JUSTIN dwells in the secret place of the Most High God and JUSTIN abides under the shadow of the Almighty, whose power no foe can withstand.

Now, Father, we believe Your Word says that the angel of the Lord encamps round about JUSTIN and delivers JUSTIN from every evil work. No evil shall befall JUSTIN, and no plague or calamity shall come near him or his family. We confess that the Word abides in JUSTIN and it is life and medicine to his flesh. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus operates in JUSTIN , making him free from the law of sin and death. We stand in agreement by prayer and hold fast to our confession of Your Word over JUSTIN,and that JUSTIN will stand immovable knowing that health and healing are his now, in Jesus' Name.

Father, we give you all the Praise and Glory now for healing JUSTIN in Jesus Name.

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