I am happy that the # Write 28 Day Challenge has once again just blended in with my blog posts, and now for recuperate. Again being a ” wordy ” I looked it up. It means to recover from sickness or exhaustion; regain health or strength. And to get back something you have lost. Yes, I realize the word is recoup, but I have to believe God is breathing life and recuperating my losses. While recoup is more about money, and recuperate, health. it can and will work both ways, as God has rest on His mind, who else can we recuperate without His sovereignty?
God is about restoration, He restores souls. I have discovered that a lot of time we don’t even realize how we have lost something, how the enemy had worn us out and bombarded us. Sometimes, it is our own ignorance of the devices and sometimes, it is spiritual warfare and then there are times, it is not our fault, stuff is just heaped on us.
I am gearing up for March, and starting a few posts. I am led to emphasize that rest is so important to believers, it will allow us to recuperate. I really hate to admit what I have lost. But on the other side of it, I feel that He had held a lot my blessings close to Him and to my heart. Writing has been one of the ways, He has had me recuperating.
Writing was my planned career, and though it didn’t go as I planned, God has better. A better covenant, better promises and a better time. A time for it to all be beautiful, when losses, money or friends or love, even your zeal for Christ, you finally, have restored and recuperate.
Having dealt with some illnesses, my own and others, some mental oppression, loss of family members and just dealing with difficulties as a believer, I understand loss and I like the idea of recuperating the losses. I have seen people with open heart surgery, being made to get up and walk in a day or two. That, to me, is not time enough to recuperate, It may be to others, but not to me. I find myself trusting God with mine, that kind of illness is invasive and painful I am certain, and I am sensitive enough already, nope. I do believe you can walk in supernatural health, I may not be there, and I never advise people to not take medication, but trust Him too, the Great Physician.
I have seen the years of depression, and even oppression, take a toll. I have seen people never fully recover from it, I believe I have never recovered from some instances, but He is sweeping my house for me, like the woman with the lost coin. He will help me find the money I need, the rest, the healing, the peace. It takes time to recuperate, God is patient.
I had a friend to pass away, she was a prayer warrior, but she would go back to work after bouts of cancer, the third round of treatment she did not survive. Maybe, she had not taken enough time to recuperate, she was fifty one. Lots of people say that it is your time to go, but is it? Had I not learned rest, favor and walked in His grace, it could have been me. Or perhaps any one of us. Though He loves us all many never find the rest and recuperation.
Another woman that I blog with has been through has been through cancer, and again and again, she goes back to work too. I find myself wondering that if we would take the time to recuperate, really recuperate, we might not fall ill again. Yet, we live in a fallen world, nevertheless God gave us Jesus to overcome it, The Lord works in seasons and cycles, remember the man at the pool of Bethesda, though He can heal anytime, then there was an angel sent to trouble the waters of the mikvah bath. He made provisions.
The enemy will try to copy things in cycles and season, and he operates, in evil and death. Why we need the Lord so desperately in order to recuperate our losses, to gain back health and possibly even wealth He had stored for us. The wealth of the wicked is laid up for the just. Proverbs 13:22
Please don’t think me harsh about my friends, I know the Lord did not put the diseases on them, He uses what the enemy throws at us to teach us His love and ways by the Spirit, why our spirits have to be strong in His Word, I know people who are strong in faith, fighters, and they still have lost battles.
I pray we learn His rest and recuperate, through His great love. The Spirit is the balm.
Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of the daughter of my people not been restored? Jeremiah 8:22
Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Isaiah 58:8
Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all. I Samuel 30:8
And how much more is the Spirit here for us and even prays for us Romans, 8:26, after Jesus’ sacrifice? Let’s take time to recuperate.