Saturday, January 23, 2010

Perfect Faithfulness

The song in my head all week has been one of Christy Nockels new songs, "Healing is in Your Hands".  The lyrics are beautiful:

No mountain, no valley, no gain or loss we know
could keep us from Your love
No sickness, no secret, no chain is strong enough
to keep us from Your love
to keep us from Your love
How high, how wide
No matter where I am, healing is in Your hands
How deep, How strong,
And now by Your grace I stand, healing is in Your hands

I read this verse this week from Isaiah 25:1: 

"O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; for You have worked wonders, plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness...” 

I sit here this morning contemplating those things. I just read an update from my friend Stacey. She has been in and out of the hospital this week, trying to figure out the source of the deep and constant pain in her lower back and leg. Yesterday, after hours of testing and waiting, they heard the results that they suspected. The cancer has invaded her bones and she has a tumor pressing on her sciatic nerve. In the midst of it all Stacey keeps fighting. Her light shines brightly as she reflects the love and faithfulness of our God. 

Waves of grief and anger wash over me. I wish I could do this for her. I wish I could take away her pain. And then God reminds me that HE is doing it for her. He planned Stacey's life long ago, with perfect faithfulness. He is with her. He feels her pain. He hears her cries. He holds her tears in His hands. He is faithful. He is good. Even when I don't understand. Even when I can't see it. 

The song lyrics come back to my head:

Our present, our future, our past is in Your hands
We're covered by Your blood
We're covered by Your blood
How high, How wide
no matter where I am, healing is in Your hands
How deep, How strong
And now by Your grace I stand, healing is in Your hands

Please continue to pray for Stacey, asking God to do what only He can do - a miracle of healing. If you would like to read her updates or leave her a message you can click on the following link:

Thank you for praying.


  1. You are so blessed to be able to recall all the music you have heard over the years. I know it really helps you in this battle. I love you, Marilyn

  2. Thank you for the link to keep updated with Stacey.
    Beautiful song!
    I pray this week is amazing for you! Amazing!!!

  3. I stumbled across your page when I searched for the lyrics to this song by Christy Nockels and am moved by some of your words.
    How comforting to know that He is weaving and forming a perfect path for us. Nothing goes unnoticed by Him...absolutely everything works together for His glory....and we have the privilege to go to Him, our Healer! How incredible!!
    Thank you so much for posting these lyrics. They are a true testament to God's infallible promises! Be blessed!