It’s quite sad when someone tells me the reason God hasn’t healed me of my ongoing illness is because I have “unrepented” sin in my life. It’s happened to me twice in the last 5 years and it’s very disheartening. It actually made me feel like I was a “lesser-than-them” Christian, but in my heart I KNEW better. One person was a very dear friend of mine…and then she started attending a church (I won’t give out the denomination) that believes God heals everyone, but only if there heart is clear of sin. The other person was a hospital chaplain! Imagine lying in a hospital bed having a chaplain (one who is supposed to comfort?) read you a text from Genesis, then telling you the text means you are NOT in a right relationship with the Lord Jesus. By the way, the Scripture was taken out of context, and literally applied to those Jewish people who were not following the LORD. After he left, I just bawled like a baby.
To all those afflicted with chronic diseases, conditions or illnesses, I offer this post on Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 2012. May you rest in your Savior’s loving arms daily~~for He alone is the One that gives “peace that passes understanding”, “joy unspeakable”!
HE understands even when the world does not. Praise Him!
THE VOICE OF JESUS
Saying ” Be still and know I am here;”
I know what you are going through,
And remember that I am near.
I know you do not understand,
But in time I will reveal,
All these things that do not make sense,
Are yet a part of My great will.
There is something that I am showing you,
And some day you will see;
The struggles that you are experiencing now,
Will draw you closer in your walk with me.
It is in this time of suffering,
That you’re gaining more wisdom and faith;
And I have so much more in store for you,
But right now be patient and wait.
You need some time to learn and grow,
As I guide you through each day;
And though it seems you are all alone,
I am holding you all the way.
In your time of weakness and your pain,
Your strength I will make strong;
I will show you life in a whole new way,
Leading you to the place that you belong.
Although right now it seems unfair,
Be aware on what sights are set;
Because I have a job just for you,
And I’m not finished yet.
You are so very blessed if you look around,
And I love you oh, so much;
I have not turned you away,
I want you to feel my touch.
Please don’t get angry and never give up,
Let your faith in Me bring hope;
And when you feel like you are slipping away,
Hold strong to my Hand as your mighty rope.
All things work for good if You’re trusting in me,
So you always have to believe;
It may not look so good to you now,
But there are many blessings you are going to receive.
If I can create the Heavens and Earth,
Then know I can take care of you;
So you need not worry about anything,
Just wait and watch what I can do.
Come to me daily in conversation and prayer,
Stay focused on My word;
And I will guide you each step of the way,
As My revelations to you are made heard.
Rest assured that you will overcome,
This trial will one day be past;
But the lessons learned and the gifts that are gained,
Forever they will last.
Live each day with glory and praise,
Be an example that others might see;
And when they ask where you find your peace,
You can then tell them all about ME!