for you beloved Margery. Thank you for sharing this!When George was diagnosed with a brain tumour last fall, and very quickly they found it was non cancerous, and better yet, 6 days before surgery, it was able to be shrunk with a drug, then waiting and finding out that yes it was indeed shrinking with the drug so surgery which had been postponed to try the drug out was cancelled it was hard watching other people who pray for healing, or for their children's healing go thru heartbreak while we rejoiced. At G's dad's funeral we caught up with an old friend whose wife died of a brain tumour decades ago. It's always an odd feeling. We are grateful yet compassionate to the pain the other person is suffering. Do we rejoice? Yes. I think it comes down to rejoicing with friends and family who have a healing, and pray for all for healing, but come alongside and mourn with those who mourn.
One healing is not because someone else didn't get healed, but rather the things we go thru give us the ability to pray with and have compassion for those who are struggling. But it feels very awkward.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 New International Version (NIV)
Praise to the God of All Comfort
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.