In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart!
I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)
It's easy to be positive and encouraging when everything is going our way, isn't it? We know every one is going to have obstacles to overcome in life. Problems have a purpose, and part of Your purpose for allowing us to face obstacles is to test our attitude. That's why we need to be positive even in negative situations. We know You want us to live life to the fullest. And You have provided a way for us to enjoy these lives, even when we're going through hard times.
In John 16:33. Jesus has just told us that we will face tribulation. But then He says, "Take heart!"
Thank you, God for telling us that we can choose to be joyful and positive no matter what happens in our lives. The reason we can do this is because Jesus has already won our battles, whatever they may be!
Please, Father, bless Pat and Gary to overcome their fears and anxieties during this hard time and help them to see the joy on the other side of it. Grant them calm hearts and minds. Guide the doctors with knowledge and a kind bed-side manner. Place your healing hand on Katelyn and use this situation as a way to bring more to your table. Bring us a miracle that others may see your awesome Glory and be amazed!
When this time passes let their hearts and lives be that much more full of Your love and grace. Strengthen them in this time of need with extra energy and extra faith to get through it. Comfort and keep them safe in this time and help them to make clear decisions according to Your will. Take heart!
All this we pray in You precious and Holy Name, AMEN