Update from Joy

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“We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.”(2 Corinthians 4:7-11 KJV)

Dear friends…daddy’s condition continues to worsen but the Lord in His great mercy continues to cause us to hope in His word and His promised deliverance despite it. Daddy hasn’t eaten for over a week, can swallow very little liquid, is extremely weak, hardly moves, sleeps constantly, and we rarely see his eyes open. His heart rate was 180 this morning and was somewhat irregular. Yesterday we realized he has pneumonia. All human indicators point to the end being very near BUT the LORD continues to affirm to us through His word that we “shall not need to fight in this battle; set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of The Lord…” 2Chron20:17
“He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.” Psalm 91:15, 16″
“Behold the eyes of the LORD is upon those who fear Him, upon those who hope in His mercy, to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waiteth for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.” Psalm 33:18-20

Please continue to pray with us, that the LORD will make His mighty power to be known and that our faith in Him would not fail, despite the shadow of death that surrounds us. As Paul said, “we are sorrowful, yet always rejoicing,” as we eagerly await His salvation from this trial.

Because He cannot lie nor disgrace the throne of His glory, Joy