Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I have been serving the Lord now for almost 11 years. I still cannot believe it myself. During that time, I have learned a lot about healing. It wasn't until last night though, that I realized just how much healing I have been through.
God allows us to go through certain things in our lives. They are not always pleasant (I despise movies and things that always make life out to be hunky dory, because things do not always turn out like that.)
For myself, I have been through an almost divorce, dealing with panic attacks, a severe shopping addiction that almost ruined our marriage AFTER we were saved, going through a period of no job and no work and almost losing everything we own, sickness on both ends--but you know what? Instead of running from the things that we were going through, we tried our best to deal with them head on.
That's the #1 secret to healing.
After facing that giant head on, you have to learn to lean on and trust God that He will handle it. During the time that my husband was without a job and we had no income whatsoever, I remember crying out to God asking Him--Why aren't you trying to fix this? What else do I have to do in order for you to STOP all this insanity? His response to me that day is one I will never forget. God spoke to my heart and said--Child, just let go of it and trust ME. Look to ME. Everything will be fine. I PROMISE. From that moment on, I was at peace. I wish I could say that times were easy after that. They were not. In fact, they got harder, but the trust was there. And the peace--it was most definitely there as well.
Trust is the #2 secret to healing.
When you find yourself faced with a problem, don't run and hide from it. Healing does not come from the hiding. Healing comes from facing it and dealing with it. I remember the first time I got up in church and gave my testimony about my life before Christ. I had this nagging voice always in my head telling me that everyone was going to hate me when they found out what a bad person I had been--when they found out how I had treated my husband. This went on and on and on until the very day that I gave my testimony. As I got up to speak, I remember telling the devil that day--"You no longer can hold this over my head Satan. Today I am a free woman. Whether they hate me or not, I am sharing what God has done." That voice left the minute I finished giving my testimony.
Don't give up the fight. Put those gloves on and go for a KO with whatever that problem is! Here are a few verses to give you a little inspiration.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
~2 Kings 20:5
"Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people, 'This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.
For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.
O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.
~2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
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