Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The faith of Hannah..


"I waited patiently for the Lord and he
inclined unto me, and heard my cry."
Psalm 40:1


I hope each one of you get the chance to read this..
So that you too may believe for this precious Saint..

My Aunt Hannah Jackson..

..is battling one of the greatest trials of her life.
Several years ago she was stricken with breast cancer
..and our Lord so rich in mercy healed her without a trace of the disease.


Now here we are again, Lord.

The devil's tactics are always cruel and harsh.
But she's truly a "prayer-warrior"..

She stands with so much faith I feel she could literally move mountains.
She has been one of my greatest role models.

As wonderful mother and wife,
her very life has served as an example to us all.

A life that has put such an influence on those around her.

I've watched the miracle of my Jonah.
I've watched my own body healed.
..and time and time again.

Sickness.. healing.
Sickness... healing.
Sickness... healing.

Like a domino effect.. and yet, Hannah was still there.
Holding strong.
Gripping the Master's hand.
Believing with all of her might.
With "CANCER" written across every billboard and face she meets.
She's pressed on.

She's been blessed with a husband in whom she calls..
"My strong tower"
He's stood faithful and loving despite the extreme hardships it has placed on
his life without complaint ever.
For without his strength in our Lord.. and his daily help.
She could not have born such great a burden alone.

Her pain has been so overwhelming these days that
her biggest challenge is simply to get out of bed.
..getting dressed.
...being there for her family.
...and telling the devil this is one more day he is defeated.

Because..Cancer is no more than a toothache in the sight of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I've heard her say so many times..

"I've plead my case with God..
I have two precious little girls to raise
..and a son that needs me.
I HAVE to have a miracle. "


I've heard her say..

"Our Lord has already healed me...
everytime I pray for encouragement he sends a sign..
I know He's with me."


Then seeing her symptoms remain without relief and
the pain greater than ever.

It's almost like saying..

Even if God sends me straight to hell when I die...
I'm still gonna love him.

It's a faith thing.

Knowing our precious Savior holds the master plan..
no matter how complicated it looks like to us.

It makes me want to sit and cry hot tears of joy..
It was that very same faith that gave Bartimaeus his sight.

Even if my eyes are blinded.
In Him I shall see God.

Even if He leaves me.
I'm going to follow Him.

Even if He walks away..
I'm going to seek Him.

And like the faith of Hannah..

Even when she can't stand or walk..
Even when the pain is too great to bare..
Even when she feels she can't make it another moment..

He's still her healer.
He's still her refuge.

I find myself in complete awe of her faithfulness..
She's held on so strong for so many years..

Last night,
Fists clenched and body so worn
from the extreme pain..

I realized..
This soldier is weary.
Her battle scars are great.
Her armor is tarnished.
..her heart is heavy.

As many times as she's gotten behind me and told me to hold strong..
That's why I'm writing today..


Friends..
Dear readers..
All of you prayer-warriors..

She needs encouragement.
She needs prayers.
She is so fighting hard.

I ask if you have a moment in your busy days..
Please remember Hannah.
Please remember her family.. who is desperately at the
throne of God praying for her..
Please remember her children.. who need her.

Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done,
and thy thoughts which are us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee... if I would declare and speak of them they are more than can be numbered.

Psalm 40:5

18 comments:

  1. We are all praying for Hannah's healing and for the strength for her to "press on"...God is going to heal her I know it I believe it...all we need is the faith as small as a mustard see, I know we all have more faith than that, and to God this is no more than a toothache...this is the devil's business but guess what, Hannah and God and all of us will prove him wrong!! I love you all so much!!! Will be praying!!

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  2. I followed your link to here from Facebook. I will be remembering your aunt in prayer. I believe God can send a miracle, and I will be praying and believing for that. May God be praised through this trial and may He prove Himself to be faithful to your family. God is good, an ever present help in time of trouble.

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  3. Your blog truly touched my heart Genesis. I lived with caring for a cancer-stricken mother for a year and a half. I know the pain felt by your family. But today, I know that the Lord will surely perform a miracle in your aunt's life. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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  4. Your aunt Hannah is truly an example for us all...Praise the Lord for her healing. We will be in constant prayer for the Lord to give her the strength to fight this latest battle.

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  5. Malissa DunningsJuly 9, 2009 at 6:28 AM

    Genesis, as I sit here and read this I am impressed at the woman you have become and honored to know you and consider you my friend. Your faith is unfaltering and so is Hannah's. It is moments like this I wish I could be home and lend my support to the people I love, cherish and respect most in this world. I will continue to pray for Hannah and your entire family to remain strong through this trial. I love each of you immensely.

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  6. Genesis, you are an amazing writer. Hannah's battle she is going through right now could not have been put in better words.
    Such a inspiration she has been to me...so strong...so faithful and true...through it all...she is truly an example.
    Keep pressing on Hannah...I love you very much...praying for you. Missy

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  7. Genesis, Please tell Hannah that she is in our thoughts and prayers, and to hold on that promise. We love her and will continue to hold your family up. Yall are such an amazing family. Sarah Bell

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  8. Genesis, Please let Hannah know she is in our prayers. Having watched her grow up, I know she is such a precious Christian. I'm so thankful she has such a wonderful family to support her. You are all special to us and much in our prayers for His healing touch. His grace is sufficient!

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  9. Genesis, I will be keeping Hannah in my prayers. You never know how much the believers prayers for a family member are cherished until it comes to your house or your loved one. My granddad was just diagnosed with cancer for the third time, and when I read this my heart breaks for you and your family, but I know without a doubt the Lord can move on this situation, he is the great physician!!!

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  10. Please let sweet Hannah know that we've been having special prayer for her in our sevices.
    My God bless you all,
    Valerie Rich

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  11. Just followed your blog from Facebook (posted by Sandra) I think I actually met Hannah years ago and if not I know for sure I met her husband. Anyhow, your blog made me want to just bawl. You worded it so well and to know that our sister is suffering with such pain just breaks my heart. I will be praying for sure for her and her family. These kind of things affect the whole family for sure. May God grant Hannah a true miracle!!!!! Just wanted to let you know another believer will be holding her up in prayer. Mary Hatfield (Erickson) P.S. I also had a premature son (2lb 9oz) 16 years ago. He is also a true miracle. Thank the Lord for your little miracle son!!

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  12. I will be remembering her!

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  13. brenda hendersonJuly 9, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Genesis, i am praying for your aunt's miracle. i truly believe she was, is, and forever will remain healed from this demon. I know what you are going through and my heart goes out to you and your family. God's continuing blessings be upon you and yours. Sis. Brenda Henderson

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  14. Lisa King-Gay,
    Genesis, I have been praying for Hannah and reliving some of our times. Hannah sometimes God puts us thur tough times to see how much we trust him, Your faith and the faith of all your family an friends is touching our masters hand. Just like the woman in the bible that said if I could only touch the hem of his garment I will be made whole, I believe that my dear sweet Hannah that you will be made whole.
    I love you and I have been praying for you daily. Always know you have a freind in Texas that thinks about you often. Be strong my dear friend I love you. All my prayer and love.
    Lisa King-Gay

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  15. Ronda Raczkovi,

    Genesis, the letter you wrote for Hannah was so touching. Please let her know that she is in our thoughts and prayers daily. Nothing is to hard for our God. Let her know i love her and to be strong in this battle, because this too shall pass. Love you lots, Ronda

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  16. Oh my goodness...I had no idea. I entered your site to see your beautiful photographs, but after reading this - it was for so much more. I was Abbey's teacher this past year, and Sari will be coming to us this year. My heart is broken. I rejoice, however, in knowing that our Lord is in control. I will definitely keep Hannah's family in my prayers.

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  17. GENE I LOVE THE PICTURES,THEY ARE REALY AUSOME.

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  18. GENE I LOVE THE PICTURES,THEY ARE REALY AUSOME.

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