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Aug 27, 2009

The Balm of Gilead

Andrew & his dog.
Andrew loves this little bundle of fur.

Sisters, Let me try to express how your kind words, references to scripture and prayers have been the balm of Gilead to my heavy heart. Truly, the Body of Christ is beautiful.

Since our world tilted Tuesday, the past 2 nights have been especially difficult. Hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep. And the thing is I don't want to sleep. I want to keep the Word before my eyes. I want to ingest it and so I meditate on scripture when my eyes close. When sleep leaves and the morning is not yet, I turn on my lamp and weep before the Healer. I read His Word, I pray and I groan through the Holy Spirit's intercession. I believe that Jesus has entered into this with me. He is interceding before the Father. Around 5:00 this morning I asked my husband to read Psalm 27 over me.

"I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord" Psalm 27:13, 14.

Thank you to all who sent people here. Thank you for adding our sweet Andrew to prayer chains. I pray that as you enter into the "secret place" of prayer, our Father rewards you openly.

We are praying and believing that the mass - the intruder that has no legal right to be in Andrew's body - shrinks to nothingness. We are praying and believing that Andrew regains complete and perfect use of his left arm and hand.


  1. We are praying and believing that the mass - the intruder that has no legal right to be in Andrew's body - shrinks to nothingness. We are praying and believing that Andrew regains complete and perfect use of his left arm and hand.

    amen amen amen..I pray in agreement. Matthew 18:18-20

    I was overcome with emotion as I read this post dear sister...((hugs)) I wish I was right there beside you to give you this hug.

  2. praying along here, too......may you see the hand of God acting thru this journey......I pray for courage to face each step. He is with you, He will help you, He will strengthen you....HE IS YOUR GOD.


  3. Yes! Amen!!!
    When you think of it maybe you have someone make you a prayer button we could put on our blogs. One can never have too many prayer warriors in his corner.

  4. Melanie, I am going to put Andrew's name on the praying silhouette that I've had on my blog for Amy Dawn, and will add a link to your blog. Please let anyone know they may use it, or make their own. We are praying for Andrew night and day, and will be lifting him up to the Lord continually for healing . That scripture is true...His Word is true. I pray the Father will lay a blanket of peace and protection over your family, and I pray for His mercy and grace to be yours today. Mary

  5. Standing with you in these very prayers... Jennifer

  6. Oh Melanie,

    After the attack on our daughter this past week, I understand a smidgen of what you're enduring. I'm adding your son to my daily prayers.

    God be with you, grant you strength, grace, and, most of all, victory!

  7. Continuing to storm the heaven's on Andrew's behalf. In the darkest of days in my life, I slept with my Bible.
    Please visit Edie at: http://richgifts.blogspot.com and ask her to make andrew a prayer button. She does this free for urgent prayer needs. She is an awesome christian lady. Just tell her Andrea at arise 2 write sent you. Then we will all be able to place his prayer button on our blogs so the entire world will be able to pray for him.

    Blessings and continued prayers, andrea

  8. My mother's heart waits in pause with you this day before the throne. May the peace of Christ which exceeds understanding mediate its way past closed doors to stand in your midst and be your ample and abiding portion this day and in the days to come.

    I'm holding Andrew before our God this day.


  9. Precious Melanie, Psalm 27:13-14 is the WORD I was taught in my childhood by my Grandmother and I've kept it, stood on it and prayed it continously in my life time including when my husband was battling serious illness for 3 years. GOD delivered him and He will do the same for Andrew!

    As you said, this foreign thing has no LEGAL RIGHT to be attacking his body! Andrew belongs to the LORD! I/we stand with you in prayer not just for him but for your entire family. Stay strong in the LORD.

  10. Believing for miracles. In my body and mind.

    Love you much.

    Praying and more praying.

  11. Thinking of you and praying with you.

  12. I am in agreement with you in prayer. (((hugs)))

  13. My FB friend Evelyn asked me to pass this message to you:

    Evelyn Kraemer
    Will keep Andrew in my heart and in my prayers. Please let us know how he is doing. Give my love to the family especially his mom!

    We are ALL praying Melanie. Love you.

  14. Melanie,

    I'm standing in total agreement with you now.

    What a powerful word the Lord gave you.

    You are such a wise woman to do what you are doing.

    Truly God is with you every step of the way, and is watching over Andrew day and night.

    Continuing to stand in the gap, beliving God for that GOOD report!!

  15. PS Great idea for a prayer button for all of our sites!

    Hope you can get that done♥

  16. Sweet friend, try to get some sleep to keep your strength up. Remember our Jesus who said "come to me and I will give you rest."

    Praying in affirmation with you tonight.

  17. Melanie, I just wanted to say I love you and your weet family. SkateBoy! from the first picture I saw. We will be praying for you all here and for God to answer these prayers. God Bless you sweetie!

  18. Melanie, I will be praying for your precious son, Andrew. Our God is a God of miracles.

    Many years ago my brother was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, his balance was poor and he fell alot, got headaches, etc.

    There was nothing the doctors could do. He was going to die. Well, I think you know what's coming. The Lord healed him. The xray confirmed the tumor was gone but my brother knew that anyway as his symptoms were gone.

    I only said this to let you know that we serve a God of miracles Who is unlimited by human hand.

    I'll be praying for you all!

    Love in Christ,

  19. We all agree in prayer! Dear God, Heal your little Andrew!

    Praying in Ohio, Nancy from OHIO

  20. got here through angie's site.

    Father, in the name of Jesus, i pray and lift up to you andrew. Lord, i am claiming your promise of healing for this boy in Jesus' name. i'm believing and is in agreement with you when you said that with Jesus' stripes we are healed.

    i speak to that mass, BE GONE IN JESUS' NAME. i am commanding all forces of evil to get your hands off of God's property and I'm speaking this iN authority using the Name above all names --- JESUS!

    Father, thank you for watching over your Word to perform it. thank you for answered prayer. in Jesus' mighty name, amen.

  21. Melanie,
    I'm joining with you...along with all of the prayer warriors...in prayer for your precious son, believing in his complete healing.

    Beth E.

  22. Amen and amen and amen! I join you...weeping in prayer as I cannot begin to fathom what you are going through. Praying your minds would be steadfast on Him and He would keep you in perfect peace as you wait for the Lord to rise with healing in his wings.
    I love you, sweet sister.

  23. I am standing in prayer with you for total healing of Andrew. I have asked for prayer for him on my prayer blog, bless you precious one.

  24. Thinking and praying for your family this morning. B

  25. I was over reading your friends blog and read about the need for prayer. I pray that you and your family will be strong to endure what you are going though at this time. All of you are in my prayers.

  26. I found your blog from Jennifer at Smelling Coffee... I am praying for all of you.