SICKNESS Life Threatening
[The majority of our prayers concern physical health. We all know someone who is dealing with a life-ending disease. Here is an opportunity to pray for them. Fill their name in the blanks.]
A LIMIT TO SICKNESS
“The ultimate end of sickness is restrained, and beyond which it cannot go….Wisdom hangs up the thermometer at the furnace mouth, and regulates the heat” Charles Spurgeon (ref#34, Aug 17th PM).
GOD, You will provide for ____ as You did for Elijah. “You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there’” (1 Kings 17:4 ESV). You will provide for ____ as You did for Zarephath. “The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty, according to the word of the Lord…” (1 Kings 17:16 ESV).
Ground ____ in the truth, LORD, that (his/her) sickness (even if it leads to the death of (his/her) body) is but a moment in (his/her) eternity and works in (him/her) “a dependence on Christ that makes heaven’s promises surer and more precious” Bryan Chapell (ref#66, p62).