"My heart throbs, my strength fails me; And the light of my eyes, even that has gone from me." -Psalms 38:10
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I love knowing that God is with me wherever I go. It is comforting knowing that whatever I face in life, He is with me. He is with you too.
Rest in that truth today 🙏
Verse: Joshua 1:9
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This disease has changed me. Before, I found it mortifying to leave my house without my eyebrows done. Now, I look into the eyes of the store clerk with a face that makes him stop and stare, awkwardly shifting his eyes away from my raw, blistered skin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We’ve been talking a lot about praying specifically: Why we should make bold and articulate requests to a God who loves us and wants to hear the desires of our hearts. But I’ve been asked… “How do you pray specifically when God doesn’t answer some of your prayers?” Some people have even assumed that I pray specifically BECAUSE God answers all my prayers. That the amazing story of our house is how every request of mine has gone.
I have also heard it said, in some Christian circles, that God’s will is *always* physical healing... because God does not cause sickness. While I understand how they arrive at that conclusion, the idea that God does not permit any of us to ever be ill, or that He will heal all of us in this life, flies in the face of what both scripture and experience tell us.
I have prayed specifically for four years that my disease would be healed. I have been prayed over by dozens of godly believers. I have been anointed with oil. I’ve been prayed over in tongues. I’ve been on prayer chains. And I am not only not healed, I am at times worse than I have ever been.
But my lack of healing does not stop me from praying boldly and specifically. If anything, it motivates me to pray more and harder, bc my lack of healing in this life shows me I serve a KINDER and more LOVING God than I ever before imagined. He has answered other prayers abundantly and beautifully. So the fact that He has not answered this one according to my timeline or my desire means that He has a kind and loving reason for not doing so.
Sometimes God allows suffering in our lives because the “good” that’s coming is sanctification, not healing. And we keep praying, not just for results - but because we know & believe the love He has.
Unfortunately I think we all have something in our lives when we ask God, "Why Me?" For me, it was my mom with cancer.
My grandma just passed away, FINALLY giving my mom time to hang out with me and my girls. She spent all her time taking care of my grandma.
2 months after my grandma passed, my mom was diagnosed with cancer.
2 months later she couldn't walk, talk, etc.
2 months later she went home to Jesus.
It's not fair. And what you're going through is not fair.
But unfortunately, something my mom told me a long time ago.......... Life isn't fair.
There is sin in this world and that's why there is death and disease. God isn't punishing you. God works all thing for the glory of those who love Him.
I can't explain to you why He choose you for this journey any more than I can explain why my mom had cancer.
BUT I do know that God will not give you anymore than you can bear. I DO know that He wants you to lay your burden on Him.
I TOTALLY get you're angry with God. It's ok to yell at God. It's ok to tell Him you're mad. It's ok to ask Him why.
Or maybe even better, what He wants you to do through this journey.
Are you plugging into a church? A bible study group? Are you reading daily devotionals?
It's harder to hear Him if you're not intentionally spending time listening for His voice.
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Especially when we feel depleted, we must spend time with God. He will give us and fill us with everything we need. We don't need outside stimulus.
The joy of the lord = our strength
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A Promise Fulfilled.
Over this weekend, I attended Mass where the priest said specifically to the little children present, "There are the fires in Australia and in the U.S., and Venice has flooding, and it is all very frightening what is taking place..."
I can only gently point out as a parent and grandparent that we would never tell our children anything that might cause them to worry, and especially about things not related to their lives; why would we frighten them about anything that does not affect them.
I can only gently point this out, because it is not the fault of these men who have never raised a family of their own, to understand how to speak to children; to know what is appropriate and what need not be a topic of discussion.
The Amazon has been given permission to have married men be priests in those locations where priests are not available. Perhaps this is the Will of God, and is the first step to married men, who understand what it means to 'share their lives' with others, and understand the challenges of being a parent, to be allowed to be priests. I can't say, nor is it something I would know would be a positive or a negative step for a religion already so divided and filled with so many controversies.
I leave it to God.