I remember a time when I could cover a shopping mall, the antiques market, and some of the local flea markets, even the hundred and fifty mile one, of course, you had to drive and stop along the way for that one. I can remember trying to run and play softball as a child, I usually hat a pinch runner, though I could hit and catch, I wasn’t very fast.
And then I remember having trouble walking, I could not cover the mall, I had suffered migraines, scoliosis, varicose veins and several falls, but I had always believe in divine healing. I Jesus knew He would do it. And you know He did, but a lot of times I was just running to catch up to something He had already given me, at least in a promise, but it does manifest.
I wasn’t resting in his love, I didn’t get enough sleep. I was trying to be the helpful, good Christian. I prayed so much at night, was doing for others in the day. Now, I can pray for others and rest, and I pray a general pray for some, though my compassion for other has been questioned, some people just are unwilling to change. You cannot force someone to accept His love.
You will recall that Jesus asked the man at the pool if He wanted to be healed. I knew I did more than anything, my pain was unbearable, and the only medicine that helped both migraines and pain was very addictive. I would not go that route, i found ways to cope until healing came, and then the enemy was right back in my face, accusing me once again, but over the years I keep a confession of healing and did what I could myself. And I know there is more to the story, more to Isaiah 53, than we have ever understood.
This is the verse I long for as I wait upon and serve the Lord, He is serving me as I believe Him and one day I have this to look forward to, and you do too, if you can believe.
Haven’t you heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the farthest parts of the earth, doesn’t faint. He isn’t weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the weak. He increases the strength of him who has no might.
Even the youths faint and get weary, and the young men utterly fall;
But those who wait for the LORD will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run, and not be weary. They will walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:28-31 New Heart version
I’m looking for to walking, running well, I never cared for that but if I can do it, great. I can run to meet Jesus.
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