Saturday, July 26, 2008

Blessing in the midst of suffering...

In my previous post I forgot to mentioned that I was managed to be discharged from the hospital sometime ago, which was why the readmission. Really thank God for the privilege to be able to be outside the hospital environment, seeing and feeling something different for a change. 

As of today I also really thank God that everything seems more stable and calm. I also thank God that there aren’t any heavy IV drips that needs to be put in today, which gives me some time and comfort to figure out what is causing all the side effects that are happening to me. Truth to be told I am still having the side effects I mentioned in the previous post, but by the grace of God I am managing to cope with it this time. 

Also another thing to really thank and praise God for is that my blood count went up a little by itself today without any transfusion of any kind, will still need to continue to pray hard that it will continue to go up by itself steadily and not drop, and I know our God is faithful to hear our prayer. 

Another thing I need to mentioned is that though this whole ordeal was tough, and I know not how long it will last, but I thank God that it did lead me back to a certain realization about the power of God once again and the purpose He has for my life, praying to God that I won’t lose this focus again and again. 

Okay, that’s all for now, please continue to pray for me that the GVHD would be under control and the blood counts would go up so that I could be discharged, and most importantly I would do God’s will that He has for me.

8 comments:

chris lim said...

hey ju liang, hang in there ok. you are not alone in your faith, we are all with you. and you still have so much work left to do here. what is the enemy now, is it the new bone marrow cells or is it still the leukimia?

Anonymous said...

Hey yeah, we're behind you all the way. Take care of yourself, ok? God bless you, Rebecca.

ju liang said...

to chris:

well, the enemy now is the graft (donor cells) causing a lot of side effects and not letting my blood count grow, the leukemia cells have been wipe out apparently, which i really thank our mighty God for that, for that's the main concern at the first place.

chris lim said...

alright. you need to take back your base from them. then you need to go and watch the dark knight

ju liang said...

to chris:

hahaha, will do my friend!

Though i still need to completely watch Batman Begins first, miss out on that.

ju liang said...

to Rebecca:

Thanks for the encouragement =)

Praying that the side effects will slowly wear off through God's healing grace as the body adapts to all the drugs.

golferalive said...

ju liang i may not know you..but my name is andy gan..i am also a leaukimia patient...i thank god for his protection...he is truly almighty he works diffrently..he will definately heals you..i personally believe..i myself also suffer the pain as you do my fren..i got gvhd on 3 parts of my body which is the bowel,liver and skin all at once..i know its difficult..pls do hang on..my msn messenger is ndgan11@hotmail.com feel free to add me..we can pray for each other..god bless...shalom

Steve Finnell said...

THE MEANING OF "FOR" BY STEVE FINNELL

"FOR"Defined: In order to obtain, to gain or acquire.

Matthew 26:28 for this is My blood of the covenant, which poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.

Jesus shed His blood "for" the forgiveness of the sins of all those who obey His terms for pardon. "For" means in order to obtain forgiveness. "For" did not mean that Jesus shed His blood because the forgiveness of sins had already been granted.

Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Peter told them to repent, and be baptized "for" the forgiveness of sins. Peter did not tell them to repent, and be baptized because their sins had already been forgiven.

"For" means in order to obtain.
"For" does not mean already has obtained.

Although "for" is not stated in all of the follow Scriptures. "For" is certainly implied.

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

Grace and faith are "for" salvation.
In order to obtain salvation, grace and faith are essential; grace precedes salvation and faith must precede salvation.

John 3:5 Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Being born of water and the Spirit are "for" entry into the kingdom of God. You must be born of water and the Spirit in order to obtain entry in the kingdom of God. You are not born of water and the Spirit because you are already a member of God's kingdom.

Titus 3:5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteous, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,

God's mercy is "for" salvation. The washing of regeneration (that being water baptism) is "for" salvation. Renewing by the Holy Spirit is "for" salvation. God's mercy, the washing of regeneration (water baptism), and renewing by the Holy Spirit are all in order to obtain salvation. God's mercy precedes salvation. You are not baptized because you are already saved. You are not renewed by the Holy Spirit because you have already been saved.

Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

Confessing Jesus as Lord is "for" salvation. Believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the grave is "for" salvation. Confessing Jesus as Lord and believing God raised Him from the dead is in order to obtain salvation. You do not confess Jesus as Lord and believe God raised Him from the dead because you have already been saved.

Mark 16:16 He who has believed and been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

Believing is "for" salvation. Being baptized is "for" salvation. Belief and water baptism are in order to obtain salvation.
You do not believe because you have already been saved. You are not baptized because you have already been saved.

"FOR" means in order to obtain.

Jesus shed is blood in order that men might obtain forgiveness from sin. IT WAS "FOR" THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. (Matthew 26:28)

Men repent and are baptized in water so that they may obtain forgiveness from sins. THEY DO IT "FOR" THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.(Acts 2:38)

Although many claim that the "for" in Acts 2:38 really means ",because of" there is not one translation that I know of that translates it that way.

(All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)
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