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The other day, I had a friend approach me and they said words to this effect: “my loved one had a stroke the other day and it looks like they wont make it. I am worried because I dont think they are a Christian, and he needs to be saved.”
I have seen so many people, both caregivers and cancer patients struggle with this very kind of question. For better, or for worse; I humbly submit my reply to my friend:
Yes; I will gladly pray as requested.
“As the sun was setting, Abraham fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him “- Genesis15:12.
Abraham received the promise in the thick and dreadful darkness; you too can obtain help from God in this night time. Though your loved one may not see God, Jesus abides with him, just as He does you. “He provides rain for the just and the unjust,” and your brother could very well be one of those “11th hour workers” who unbeknownst to the human eye; is made right with Christ, in his midnight hour. As with Abraham; in the thick of the night, and when the morning comes all will be well in faith.
For your loved one; it may be the morning of the resurrection; or it may be tomorrow morning, but we know that God promises “joy in the morning:” Psalms 30:5
God specializes in bringing Light into the darkest night, if all hope seems lost, hope against hope brings hope, hope is a sure as Living and Living should be by Faith in the God of possibilities.
The morning comes with hope and sense of deliverance from the throne of God Almighty; this hope is goodness that calms the soul. “As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from far country “– Proverbs 25:25
Despite the disappointments and evils that slows down the progress of God’s children, our God still controls the universe and He delights in the accomplishment of good ends for His children, this He does often early in the morning.
With faith He went into the darkest pit after crucifixion to fight a course of salvation from death and in the morning, glory overshadowed Him with authority. Faith in the night brings hope of joy in the morning. If yours is a night of thirst, then God will bring the morning of sweet water to quench the thirst.
“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,” -Nahum 1: 7.
I hope this helps others to find a little more light, and a little less struggle.
“There is always a little bit of light.”