Sunday, October 9, 2011


What a week.

James 5:16

Amplified Bible (AMP)
16Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].
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We have been praying for a close, close friend's son for several months.  She went to be with him during his trial.  He was convicted on all counts.  The evidence was non-existent.  The testimonies were changed from their original interviews.  The accuser at one point wanted to recant....yet the son was convicted on all counts.

We had prayed to God fervently and constantly.  The son has turned his heart around in jail and is growing closer to the Lord.  My friend is one of the godliest women I know.  So why didn't God answer our prayers for him to be released and allowed to come home?

I don't know.  But I do know that God is sovereign, and he promises to work everything to the good of those who love Him in Romans 8:28.

It reminds me of Joseph sitting in jail.  His arrogance and bragging had earned him a trip to Egypt as a slave, so he wasn't perfect.  And then he is falsely accused and sits in prison a long, long time.  But...just the right amount of time to end up being second in command in Egypt and saving the children of Isreal from starvation.  God worked it to the good of millions of people.  

We can trust Him.  Hang in there friend; we are still praying fervently.

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