“If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.” Matthew 18:19

Breaking Through

During last year’s drought, everyone lost so many plants in their gardens. It was sad to see them shriveling up and dying. There was one beautiful flowering plant we had that became very damaged. It was dry, barren, brittle—just a few twigs left. I planned to dig it up and get rid of it, but hadn’t gotten around to it yet.

Then the winter rains came in June. I was shocked to look out the window one day and see this “dead” plant beginning to turn green and flower! I was in disbelief. As far as I was concerned, that plant was dead and gone. When I look at it, it feels like a resurrection from the dead!

That plant that was “dead,” and is now full of life and beauty, has given me fresh hope to pray for Floyd! Floyd’s situation seems hopeless on so many levels. The life as he once knew it is gone. And yet…if God were to send His “healing rain,” everything could change in an instant.

I’ve mentioned in these updates over and over that I trust God’s sovereignty over Floyd’s life and my life. I don’t know what He has in store for us. I have told Him I trust Him for “healing or heaven.” And yet He never tells us not to ask—so I’m asking afresh for a resurrection miracle. A resurrection like the plant I’ve witnessed—going from dried twigs to beautiful flowers.

Someone left a message on the Facebook Prayer Page for Floyd. It’s from a blog post called “The Weekend Blessing” by Susie Larson. “There’s an appointed time for every God-given breakthrough. Jesus knows when your accumulative prayers will make the most difference. He knows when your long-awaited breakthrough will bear the most fruit. He knows when your blessing will not be a burden. May you trust Him in the meantime. You’ve things to do in this season: rest, wait, trust, obey, give thanks, enjoy joy, and walk forward in faith. Breakthrough is on the horizon.”

I’ve done all those things. And God has been so present, so faithful, so good over all these long years. I keep thinking of the word the Lord gave Floyd shortly before he became ill. It was his word for the year: breakthrough. I haven’t understood it, so I keep lifting it up to the Lord. I’m praying for breakthrough. Will you join me? I trust whatever the answer is from the Lord…but I’m asking afresh.

“Father, we continually ask, seek, and knock afresh—even when it’s the same prayer we’ve prayed for a long time. Thank you for Your goodness to us. Amen.”