Wednesday, September 3, 2014

When Healing Doesn't Come~

Have you ever prayed for healing, 
and yet,
healing doesn't seem to come? 

I have. 

I have been praying for healing for 5 months, and still....no sign of healing. 
Physical healing, that is. 

I know our God is the Great Physician. 
I know our God is The Healer. 
I know our God is more than able, 
more than willing,
more than loving,
more than kind, 
more than compassionate. 

And yet, here I sit, still in need of healing.

As I have sought God's heart during this time of "silence", I have come to this conclusion:

my healing is not what matters most. 
What matters most is this: 
will my faith, 
my affection, 
my loyalty, 
my belief, 
my witness, 
my heart 
stay firmly fixed on my God - 
even though, in spite of, in the midst of?

While we all covet healing, we often fail to realize and appreciate the treasures found in suffering. My "hurt" has made me more compassionate toward those who have chronic suffering. My "hurt" has made me appreciate even more than I already did my fearfully and wonderfully created body and the blessing of health. And, most unexpected (and most blessed!) of all, my "hurt" has peeled back layers of my heart, revealing to me, the true identify and level of my faith.





Yes - - - healing would be wonderful. If my "hurt" was suddenly made whole I would jump, and shout, and praise His name! I would tell everyone what He had done for me. I would proclaim His goodness night and day. 


But - - - here's the thing:      

God is worthy of 
my faith, 
my affection, 
my loyalty, 
my belief, 
my witness, 
my unending, unstoppable praise 
simply because HE IS. 

The blessings He so lovingly lavishes upon us are just that - blessings - 
and as wonderful as they are - they can never compare to the WHOLE of who HE IS.

I know our God is The Healer. 

I know our God is more than able, 
more than willing, 
more than loving, 
more than kind, 
more than compassionate. 

And praise God, here I sit, receiving God's healing in the place where it matters most, my heart.~♥





 
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1 comment:

  1. Oh, my dear sister, I am richer for knowing you. You have been weighed and NOT found wanting. Bless the Lord over you soul. ~ Amen~ Your Chris

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