Sunday, 15 May 2011

Believe

 

I suffer from fatigue on most days. Some weeks are better than others. Some days are better than others. It limits what I can do.

8 years ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease, and although I am on medication for it, I still suffer from major fatigue. Doctors say there is no cure.

I have changed my diet, I am on supplements, I watch my words, I began retraining my thoughts, I began renewing my mind and spent hours praying for my healing. I have done everything humanly possible to give my body the best chance of healing.

After a while, you tire of waiting, hoping and get discouraged.


This last month I have battled with the most severe fatigue. I am weary. I had given up hope. I convinced myself that this is the way my life will always be and I may as well just accept that. I told myself God doesn't heal everyone. I was tired of being disappointed.

And then one word changed it all......


Tired, sleep deprived and after a full day of church, driving Mighty Prince Warrior to the airport, shopping for birthday presents and a children's birthday party, no one would have blamed me for staying home. But there was an Encounter Night on at church. A night of extended worship. A night of opportunities for prayer. A night to allow His Holy Spirit to move. I dragged my weary body along - expectant.


And then it happened.....straight from the throne room of God - one word - BELIEVE! A pastor singled me out and told me that God wanted me to believe. Tears streamed down my face  and something rose within me that I hadn't felt for a long time - renewed FAITH for my healing!



But for you who honor me, goodness will shine on you like the sun, with healing in its rays. You will jump around, like well-fed calves.{NCV}

“But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture. {NLT}

But unto you who revere and worshipfully fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings and His beams, and you shall go forth and gambol like calves [released] from the stall and leap for joy.{AMP}



But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. {NIV}

But for you, sunrise! The sun of righteousness will dawn on those who honor my name, healing radiating from its wings. You will be bursting with energy, like colts frisky and frolicking.{MSG}
Malachi 4:2



 He used his servant body to carry our sins to the Cross so we could be rid of sin, free to live the right way. His wounds became your healing. {1 Peter 2:24}



Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it. {Hebrews11:1}


Still taking lessons from the King,




10 comments:

  1. Hi Jo...what a wonderful post! The scriptures you used are really good ones. Some I have never read...that I remember. This post has blessed me more than you could know. Thank You. I will be following you. I think I can learn a lot from your writings. You are invited to visit me anytime!

    Blessings in Him...Chelle

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  2. I'm so glad that Gos encouraged you through your pastor that day. Never stop believing -- God works miracles every day! "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength" (Philippians 4:13).

    I'm praying for strength and continued encouragement for you, Jo!

    Living for Him, Joan

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  3. Beautifully written and I'm so happy you got that encouragement when you needed it most!!

    The verse from Malachi brought to my mind the line in Hark the Herald Angels Sing:

    Light and life to all He brings
    Ris'n with healing in His wings

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  4. Hallelujah! He is our Portion, our Redeemer, our Healer, the Everlasting God. When we feel weak, He is strong, when we fall down He lifts us up. When we stop trying He says 'Thank you. Now rest in me and watch me work. I love you.'
    I believe with you Jo. You will be made whole and renewed, revitalised from the tips of your hair to the tips of your toes. You will be restored to greater glory, because his work is perfect and divine.
    Thank you beautiful Holy Spirit for your encouragement and ever present love.

    Blessed be the name of Jesus!
    xxoo Nicole

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  5. I was wondering why you were unusually quiet in blog land, now I know. Yes, Jesus is your Healer. I totally understand that feeling of waiting and believing and nothing happening. God is good isn't He! He is able to speak directly to where we are at and in the most encouraging of ways; I love Him!

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  6. Hi Jo. No matter how it looks sometimes we have to remind ourselves that God's word, all or it, is for each one of us. I am really happy for you that God spoke to you directly through your pastor. That must be awesome. God bless, Tracy

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  7. Wow! This is great! Thanks for sharing your strength! I needed the reminder!

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  8. I have Hashimoto's as well, and I know the fatigue all too well. Just a walk in the mall can be exhausting! Praise God He continues to renew your strength and faith. He is our hope!

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  9. Bless you Jo fatigue must be so hard to live with and expect the energy to write aswell. I hope your prayers are answered soon.

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