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.