This is a special prayer request for our darling four-year-old, Madeline Joy Kerr. Some of you may know Madeline has experienced problems with her skin over the past couple of years. Her legs are the main problem point; she has had eczema breakouts on a regular basis that leave her legs red, itching and inflamed. We’ve tried several approaches: more traditional approaches with steroid-type creams and medications, natural approaches focused on Madeline’s diet and potential reactions to foods, and of course…lots of prayer.
We’ve had ups and downs. A natural doctor in Grand Rapids has been helping us make progress by removing certain foods from Madeline’s diet that may be causing the problem. A few weeks ago, we seemed to be on a clear road to healing. But she’s experiencing another set of flare-ups. We’ve had many times over the past few weeks when Madeline comes up from bed crying, having scratched her skin to the point of bleeding. Her legs are inflamed and covered with scabs from being opened. I have a picture of her skin at its worst that would break your heart. It breaks my heart every time I see it.
We know God is capable and willing to heal Madeline. Would you please join us in praying for her? We’ve felt very close to a solution a few times but still need to make a final breakthrough. Whether that healing comes through the wisdom of a doctor or the powerful touch of The Great Physician, we seek it desperately and long to rejoice over healthy skin for our daughter. Thanks for praying.
Definitely will be praying for you guys. I’ve got a five year old daughter and can imagine the heartbreak you’re going through. God is willing, God is able.
I’ll be praying for sure. It’s very hard to see your children in pain regularly and feel helpless to stop it. You’re doing a great job.
Becky Boone says
Oh Aaron, I’m praying for complete healing for Madeline. May she know that she has a powerful, loving God for a Daddy.
Carolyn Kerr says
May the Lord heal her completely and quickly. Now with the cold weather coming on and the drying effect of heating the house,I imagine that the problem gets more complicated.
Amy Dedloff says
We will certainly be praying for sweet Madeline. We love you guys.
Becky Kerr says
May God be pleased to heal our girlie. Loving and praying for you.
Kathy Geyen says
Keeping mom and dad lifted up in prayer too! Aaron and Jen you are doing a great job! It breaks my heart when I see her legs too. Praying for healing for Madeline and direction for you.
Quite awhile ago, I stumbled upon Goat Milk Stuff. They have amazing soaps made from goats milk. I’ve read through many of the testimonials and several of them talk about how the soaps has healed up stubborn cases of eczema. Here’s a link for you to browse and read through – http://goatmilkstuff.com/Eczema-and-Psoriasis-Testimonials.html. Might be worth a try.
Forgot to mention I actually use the soap so I know it’s good stuff.
Grandma Mayes says
Amazing message as I was just thinking the same “power of prayer”. I tear up just thinking of what Madeline is going through. Please God hear our prayers.