A Prayer of a Cancer Patient
God, are you there?

“My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from
them that persecute me. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for
thy mercies' sake.” (Psalm 31:15-16)

Many times we find ourselves in situations and circumstances that only God can
deliver us from. It could be a sickness that we ourselves are suffering from or
perhaps a family member; it could be problems with a rebellious child, or a situation
with the ministry, or on our jobs or a financial situation. Sometimes it reaches a point
and we wonder whether it will ever end and question whether God is aware of our

David was not new to such situations. He had seen it all. For many years, he was
pursued by Saul and found himself sleeping in caves, hiding in temples, in the
enemy camp, narrowly escaped being assassinated and on one occasion he even
had to pretend to be mad. But in all these instances, he never wavered. He knew the
God he served and was confident that God would come to his rescue and deliver
him. You see, David had developed an intimate relationship with God so much so
that God even said of him, “he is a man after my own heart”.

Friend, it is not a sin to ask God “Are you there?” Sometimes God’s silence can
seem like eternity. Our finite minds cannot comprehend everything that the Lord is
doing for us because His timing is so different from ours. David recognized this and
that is why he says, “my times are in your hand”. Friend, God knows when that which
you trust Him for will be made manifest. He has an excellent plan for you. His timing
is the best. Trust Him.

David was anointed to be king at a very early age but it was not till he was much
older that he became king. Perhaps during those years, he may have wondered
whether God make a mistake. BUT David sat on the throne in God’s time. At 100
years old, Abraham must have wondered whether he would father a child but in God’
s time it came to pass.  Hannah was barren and all seemed lost BUT God came at
the right time and opened her womb. Even Ruth, received her miracle at God’s
appointed time. My Friend, God has an appointed time for your miracle. He has not
forgotten you. His Faithfulness never ceases; in fact His mercies are new each and
every morning.

Entrust Him with your times and HE who created time will not only redeem time for
you but He will give you the desires of your heart at the appointed time.

The Bible says that those that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they
shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall
walk, and not faint. My Friend, those that are laughing at you now will be gasping,
holding their mouths in amazement at what God is about to accomplish on your
behalf. Reject every voice of the devil that says, “did God really say?” God is not a
man that he should lie; neither the son of man that he should repent: has he said,
and shall he not do it? or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Every
prophetic promise that you have received, hold onto it; it will surely come to pass.
God is full of mercies and loving-kindness; He will make your face shine and keep
you from shame.


May the LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious to you: May HE lift up
his countenance upon you, and give you peace. May He release a waiting spirit upon
you in Jesus Powerful Name, Amen.

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