Saturday, January 5, 2013

I Believe


My healing is coming, I truly believe. I honestly feel terrible. Very nauseous, tired, heartburn, chest pains, dizziness, brain fog. Reminds me of how I felt in 2011 before I had my stroke. But, this time it is my heart. I honestly feel as if my entire body is attacking me. No matter what, no matter how bad things get, or how long it takes, I will continue to stand upon the promise of my total healing. My faith, and my life, remain in the precious hands of Jesus. I love climbing up in His lap, and taking a nice long, peaceful nap. Restore, and renew me, that is my plea. I am scared, I am human , just a woman. But, I will continue to fight this battle, until I win my ultimate gift, complete healing. I give thanks in advance to my Saviour.

14 comments:

xoxo_grah said...

Sure you will be getting well soon with God's healing. Faith that is all we need...God bless!


xx!

Marie Louise said...

You are so strong sweet Denise...i realy respect you! And i pray for you ofcourse..

Hugs, Marga

joy said...

Yes Denise. That is faith inspite of the circumstances. Keep believing and praying. We are praying for you too. Have a nice sunday and your background and header is wonderful.

Karen said...

Amen--God's promises are true! :)

Cathy said...

Amen to both you and Karen! I have just prayed for you and the LORD loves you and will heal you because you trust in Him~ Our healing is already done in Christ~ Praise His Name no matter what as you already do. For He LOVES YOU!!! ♥♥♥

Jennifer Peterson said...

Praying for you and blessings my friend. Love your heart and your faith!! such a testimony!!

Katharine said...

Amen. Blessings as you sit with Him...no better place to rest than in His arms!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Stay strong, and keep the faith, Denise. I know you will get well. I'm praying for you, my friend.
Hugs,
Dorothy

Anonymous said...

My dear friend, I am sorry for the suffering you are going through at the moment. Though I will pray for you, there is no one who can really understand, except for God. However, I can remember a time when I felt unloved or abandoned by God for not healing me at various times. On occasions, leaders from church insinuated that I must have done something wrong or that I didn't have enough faith. But really they did not know that I wholeheartedly believed God would heal me and I was really devoting myself to living a pure life before Him. I was frustrated and just hoped that one day God would fulfill his promise. Then I heard a sermon that challenged my belief and it completely liberated me from the falsehood that I was not loved by God or that I was being punished for my sin. Ever since then, I have seen in the Scriptures that God has a purpose for our suffering and ultimately, it's what glorifies Him. Without suffering, Christ would not have suffered on the cross, to die in my place. But deep in the back of my mind, I wanted to say that he suffered so we do not have to. But please allow me to share, in love, with just 2 scriptures that turned my thoughts around (there are many others). First, there is Luke 9:23-24 "And he said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it." This specifically says we are to take up suffering, as he did. That is, to follow him in suffering and die to ourselves. The second scripture I want to share is 1 Peter 4:12-13 "Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed."
Here, Peter is telling the church that it's normal to suffer, we should not be surprised by it. And that we can rejoice in our sufferings because we are following Jesus' example of suffering. And when he returns, all our suffering will be taken away. That is not to say I don't believe he can heal, because I know he can. But if he can, why doesn't he? It's because he has a purpose in it. He is faithful and just.
You don't have to agree with me if you don't want to, and I hope you won't stop being friends with me. Please interpret this in love, as it was intended.
Finally, I leave you with one other Scripture which explains the mystery of God's purpose for suffering: Romans 5:3-5 "More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us."
May God bless you and His Word.

Also, I think this article by John Piper is a wonderful resource during suffering: http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/taste-see-articles/dont-waste-your-cancer

Pam said...

Praying for you, Denise.

Lauren Davenport said...

Sending you heartfelt hugs!

Laurie Collett said...

I love the blog's new look! Praying for complete & rapid healing. You are such a blessing!
Laurie

Cathy said...

I've nominated your blog for 'the sunshine award.' Your blog is always encouraging and God honoring and such a blessing to read. Don't feel pressured to participate, I just wanted to share your blog with my readers. You can visit my blog for the details if you like.

God bless and praying for you.

Pia said...

Keep praising God. Keep believing. Do not live by what you see or feel. God is there with you and working behind the scenes. Claim healing everyday.

Love, love, love!