Dawna Austin
It's very easy to relate to David in the Psalms.  I'm sure there are times when we all can relate .. when we desperately cry out to God:


Psalm of David (Chapter 22):
 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
   Why are you so far from saving me,
   so far from my cries of anguish?
2 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
   by night, but I find no rest.[b] 3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
   you are the one Israel praises.[c]4 In you our ancestors put their trust;
   they trusted and you delivered them.
5 To you they cried out and were saved;
   in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

Psalm of Dawna:
to the tune of "My Only Hope" by Seventh Day Slumber


The silence of what’s left is waking me, I never sleep
And what was here before is fading fast
And now it’s gone away, away
 
So I can pray this all will end
Take it a million miles away
I can’t go through this again
You’re my only hope
 
The deepest parts of me are crying out for something more
Blind reality has led me here
Have I thrown it all away, away

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  1. Merv Best Says:

    "Everywhere a greater joy is preceded by a greater suffering." Augustine

    "Whenever you feel yourselves weak, do not say "I am weak", but seek the remedy - for it is God's Word... When God doesn't appear to hear our cries... we must continue to call upon Him. We should never cease to pray - - in times of prosperity or in times of distress. We must wait patiently; for His promises are true; We will see in the end that He has not forgotten us, nor ceased to hear us. Consider this - if we are patient and able to continue to pray - - that, in and of itself, is a token that God has heard already and has given you this grace to continue to turn to Him... John Calvin

    "...we will stand amazed to see the topside of the tapestry and how God beautifully embroidered each circumstance into a pattern for our good and His glory."
    — Joni Eareckson Tada

    Dear Sister... if I could pray only one prayer for us both it would be this: "Father, may Dawna and I receive enough of your daily strength to bring you as much of the glory and praise you deserve. And may we remain faithful to the end; whether by the narrow path of sickness, or by the wider path marked by health, may we hear 'well done, my son and my daughter.'"

    Dawna, I'm hurting with you, and when needed to I'll carry you with my in hope... I love you, sis... better days are ahead!

    Merv

    Let's memorize this together:
    2 Timothy 1:6-12
    "6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. 9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 11 And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day."


  2. Debbie - Calgary Says:

    Dawna, once again your brave words have moved me to tears. I will pray extra hard for you and your brother. Maybe this is the breakthru he is waiting for? I have followed his blog as well, and he is equally as strong. It is said, we are only given circumstances that God knows we can handle. You and Merv have had your share - more than most of us could even imagine. Your breakthru will be right around the corner. Stay strong ... you have alot of people praying for you. Debbie