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 you....you 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".
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?