Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Personal Reflection

Matthew 5:3 NLT - God blesses those who realize their need for Him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is given them.

To those of you who live with a chronic illness, don't loose heart. Don't feel that you are alone. Though you may not know what each day holds, God does and he is right there with you. He knows your pain because He felt it on the cross. He has a plan.

In the past 3 years my life has been turned upside down with the illness that confuses me. The pain at times is breath taking, literally. Physical movement, missing in action. There are times I want to give up but the God in me will not allow it. There are times when I want to act a straight donkey (picture her bucking). There are times that my faith abandons me. I know God's got it and He has the plan. As Paul says, fight the good fight. We win. We have won. The victory song is already playing. The battle is really not ours, it is His.

Do what you must and what you can. Pray and pray. Cry and cry some more. There is healing in those tears. Take the medication. Rest. Sing praises. Encourage yourself, speak over yourself. Clap your hands in honor of The One True God on the throne of grace. Feed your mind with God's word. The more you eat of His goodness the more power you will have. Now, is the faith. Now in your spirit.

It does not look like it now but you have won by the strips Jesus received and the blood He shed for you and for me.  We. Are. Healed. Claim it and know this too shall pass.

Peace be unto you.

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