Prayer Request Update: Janie Blake


Well, a couple weeks ago shared the difficult news of Janie Blake retaking up a battle with Cancer. Just wanted to give update of where things are at. After the initial report of the return of cancer cells Janie was giving difficult prognosis. She was informed that she was likely to have “months” to live versus years. It as a pronouncement that was difficult and painful. One filled with grief and despair. My first thoughts came to recalling dogs that my mother has had that have had “short lives” pronounced over them only to live a good long life. Yet, on the other hand there are dogs who did live short lives. The point though is that for each of us, animals or human, it is not up anyone to make “proclamations” over life, as that is in God’s control, ALWAYS.

It is noteworthy that whatever happens with Janie Blake at this point, it is whatever is God’s intent. Janie is not taking any further course of the human generated courses of treatment. Whether the cancers cells grow and consume her life, or turn back on self and implode is in God’s hand. It is one or other. Either Janie will live and serve God in this life or will reach a point of no further suffering and graduate on.

Today, she goes to the doctor, the one making these proclamations and will hear the pain and suffering she will endure of the cancer cells continue to grow and consume. It is a difficult thing to go and hear what suffering may come, what to expect. Yet, ultimately, we all know that whatever is ahead, God is in control. No one else. It is God’s will, not our own. God will make his will clear, in time. All I know that whether life or death is what is to come for Janie Blake, that He who promised is faithful. If ongoing time in this life of suffering is necessary for God to keep His promises, that is what will occur. If God is brought greater glory by His promises being met by her graduation from this life, then this is what will occur. But we can rest in He who promised is faithful. So I ask for prayer that for each person who cares for and knows Janie to be given open eyes and ears to see God’s faithfulness in whatever suffering they encounter. May each encounter be filled with a touch of God’s peace. For ultimately it is not our will, but God’s will that will rule the day. No one can make any proclamation otherwise.

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4 Responses

  1. My heart hurts for you all…may the Lord overwhelm Janie with HIS mighty presence an either, heal her or take her home, putting an end to the pain, suffering, and grief. I know we serve an awesome God who always has our best interests at heart..it is at these times, that our Faith is strengthen, as we depend on HIM, fully…I pray to You, O Father for all these things, in Jesus’ Name..Amen

  2. Tim, I am so sorry to hear this. The Lord indeed is in control. Will be praying.

  3. Janie’s name is still very much on my heart Tim. I continue to uplift her (and your Liz) to the Lord to work out His complete will for both of their lives.
    It will be very wonderful if a future post confirms a divine miracle for Janie regarding the cancer (we KNOW HE CAN), whilst remembering that there is no such thing as ‘death’ for the Christian, just glorious new life.
    God Bless you and all your family at this uncertain time brother.

  4. I am so sorry to hear your difficult news. I will keep you both in prayer.

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