A woman I was friends with about 12 years ago--before I moved across the country--was diagnosed with MS a few years ago. After talking to a mutual friend, our mutual friend shared that her situation has become very, very bleak--living with parents and distant from all friends (she is in her 30s), sleeping much of the time, in constant pain that cannot be alleviated by medication. Not surprisingly, she is deeply depressed and entertaining suicidal thoughts as well. She can live for many years in this state.
I believe that when we pray for healing, God will heal, or give that person the grace to bear the illness and draw that person closer to God's love. I ask you to pray that God will pour his life into this woman. Since I didn't ask permission to share this, I will not post her name, but I'm sure God will know who "IC's friend" is.
Back on Friday.