My blog is about faith, encouraging women in all walks of life and at all stages of believing in Christ, and even those who may not, to know that they are really are deeply loved by Him and that He is the healer. It is difficult to believe that for yourself, when it is your body racked with pain, I know, but I have received so much healing, been privileged to see the miraculous, that I have to share. It is why we must remember His sacrifice for us.
We have to keep our heart and mind open to His promises, sowing healing verses before you are sick is a good idea, but we don’t always do that. And then when we are, it is sometimes harder to believe, but not impossible with HIm, nothing is but without Him is surely is and we know His grace suffices, even a day at a time.
I have seen people take handfuls of pills and of vitamins, if one works, two is better. migraines. But you can even overdo vitamins, you really can’t eat enough of certain vitamins, supplements may be alright, but vitamins, like some medications are plant based and we live in a fallen world, I have found it easier to rely on the Creator instead of the creation. Holy Communion daily, is also a path to healing, but you must understand that it is proclaiming His death until He comes, and discern what it is for. He forgives sin, and you are not unworthy to take it as a believer, unless you are still willfully sinning. You can insult the Holy Spirit of grace.
A lot of people have made resolutions, other have picked a word. I started with grace and will end up with it, perhaps with others words as well. I love words. Grace and healing are good words, they go together, like grace and truth or grace and peace.
But for His grace, I too may have turned to over medicating for pain, thankfully, I found wisdom and began to seek alternatives, but none has proved more helpful than rest. Rest for the mind, will and emotions, the soul. Not just the body. Rest from a troubled mind and heart, bring your thought in the obedience of the cross. He finished the work.
Finding the calm that is in the love of Jesus, it will settle those anxieties and out of control emotions, sow in the fruit of the Spirit. And there have times, I felt like I was willing myself well, and so I was. You are agreeing with God because He wants you well too, I know how hard it is when you are hurting but consider this, He died for us before we were saved, while we were sinners. He considered us saved even at the cross, and even farther back when He decided to come. he holds eternity in His hand, so think about the fact that He sees you healed even before you got sick.
There are a lot of ways to lessen stress, walking, soft music, me time, a hot bath. And the Dove chocolates are must. Cut down on the caffeine, though. If you love coffee limit it if you think it is contributing to anxiety or headaches. Quality time with the people you love, turning off the electronics, having a pet. Read devotionals, create yourself a sanctuary, seek His peace, John 14:27 And sing, whether you can or not. God loves praises.
James 5:14, says to anoint the sick with oil, while it says elders of the church believers can do it for themselves. I have often grabbed some cooking oil and prayed for myself. There are anointing oils, rubbing the temples. Remember, we are the temple to the Spirit, and robbers and thieves will still try to go after His promises. And there is of course an anointing from the Holy Spirit, He brings healing, He is represented by oil, water and of course a dove in the Bible.
We can, of course, lay hands on others as believers to pray for them, with their permission of course, I encourage women to do that, but be careful who you let pray for you. Many may mean well, but lack faith and some are not practicing faith in Jesus as much as other things, other religions and beliefs do not mix with His ultimate sacrifice. There are many enticements and misconceptions about healing and health, loads of self help and products galore, but don’t worry, belief in a loving Lord and His Spirit will guide you to the truth.
Neck and shoulder massages are great, the occipital bones, I studied manicuring and took a course on reflexology, as I said I am not into New Age, but foot massages do increase blood flow and help circulation. Get a professional one as often as you can, or get a friend or spouse to give you one.
It is imperative to get the eight hours you need, there are days now I do ten or twelve as compared to the, sixteen or eighteen I was on the go before. The Lord gives sleep to His beloved, it won’t do any good to worry, stay up late or get up early. Psalm 127:2
What I hope to convey more than anything is that God is love and the more you know that you are loved, the more you love and share His love and grace, the more grace and healing you have. Love and prayers, may His grace and healing pour on you today. Rebecca Jones / Petra Bauman, pexels, thank you.