Monday, June 3, 2013

MBM: Remembering His Promise

Linny over at A Place Called Simplicity created Memorial Box Monday, where she shares their stories of God's faithfulness and provision, while asking others to do the same.  They have a Memorial Box in their home with objects on display that help them remember......just like Joshua who built a stone memorial as God instructed.

I have written several stories which you can find archived here, but today my story is a bit different, although not any less important to me.

If you visit my blog you know I have been on a healing journey from 28 years of Lyme and several co-infections, Fibromyalgia, cancer, PTSD and more.  When I first began this walk with Jesus, I was given the words, "God wants you well" by four different sources/people, and God gave me the verse, "I will give you back your health and heal your wounds, says The Lord" found in Jeremiah 30:17 to stand on~~first when I was going in for cancer surgery, second when I was praying for healing concerning Lyme.  Through  prayer my husband was healed overnight from Lyme and the Lyme was destroyed for me also through prayer.  Praise GOD!!  Other conditions have not left as quickly, but improvement was pretty steady.......until.....

This year my health has been challenged and at times my belief in healing too.  It began with UTI and BV infections that have had me on rounds of antibiotics.  Then my thyroid started malfunctioning again.  Ups and downs in energy and strength opened the door for discouragement and fear.  Doubt followed.  Satan began whispering to me....."You just thought God wanted to heal are not healed.  Silly you....this is as good as it gets."

Recently I needed to go back into the doctor for more tests and exams.   I prayed and asked God to give me a verse to hold on to.  I just wanted to be obedient to His plan for my life. The next morning I went to my email and opened the Joel Osteen devotional.  It was titled, "Healing Is Yours"!  The verse that went with the devotional?

"I will give you back your health
and heal your wounds, says The Lord".
Jeremiah 30:17

There it was.  Remember?  The very verse he shared with me three years ago, then 14 months ago......

There it is~~ God's faithfulness.  His promise.

I am still spending way to much time in my recliner.  Physically I feel worse than I have in months....I am longingly waiting for Holy Spirit to tell me to put on my hot pink tennies and walk again.  Meanwhile, I am remembering........remembering His provision in the past........remembering His promise, standing on His Word, and being obedient to His instructions.  God is faithful.

What is God asking you to remember today? 


Sharon said...

Ah yes, Renee - God is faithful.

I have many things swirling around in my emotions today. And the enemy is whispering lies (he's actually doing some shouting, as a matter of fact). God is asking me to remember that HE is bigger than anything that happens in my life.

He is enough.

It is well with my soul.


NanaNor's said...

Hi Renee, Somehow I have gotten away from reading Linny's post but thank you for this reminder. I love that the Lord reminder you of His promise. This was good for me to read, because after the incident a week ago when a very large dog knocked me over and attacked our pup, I've been having some bruising and swelling on my ankle, leg and foot. Today a friend told me I should have it checked out and I told her I'd ask the Lord to heal whatever damage was done. Thank you for this verse; I've prayed it in the past of serious health issues but didn't claim it for my current issue. May He instantly heal you and restore you strength.
Blessings, Noreen

Renee said...

Hi Sharon,
Yes, we need to tell our problems how big God is instead of telling God how big our problems are!

Renee said...

Hi Noreen......looking forward to hearing about your healing from the dog incident! Thank you for your prayer.....we are standing on the promises of God!

susan nichols said...

Praise be to God for His Word. Those precious promises that He gives us to stand on, cling to, believe in and conquer with. What a wonderfully encouraging post. I have an auto immune disease that God is helping me with daily. Moment by moment at times. But He is so faithful. Every year I look back and am better than the year before. God is so very good. I believe Him and His Word for our healing and health! blessings!

Renee said...

Hi Susan...thanks for stopping by. Praying for you and the challenges with autoimmune disease. Praying for your healing! Yes, He is faithful!

thesleepyknitter said...

Renee, thank you for sharing your story. May God continue to bless you with healing in body and soul.

Shawnee (visiting from Linny's)