Monday, August 18, 2014
In Quietness and Trust
As most of you know, Joel and I were both healed from Lyme Disease and other conditions over two years ago. Joel's healing took place instantly. As our friend LInny says, it was a microwave healing after Joel and I watched a teaching on God's will to heal. Some of my healing was microwave, some has been more crockpot (slow cooker) style ~ a process. A lot of inner healing had to take place first at God's insistence. A few symptoms remain, which I believe will also leave. Recently one symptom I usually battle on a small scale, returned with a vengeance and has been speaking loudly. It will remain nameless, as I don't want to shine a spotlight on it. But suffice to say, I am so grateful for the prayer warriors who have been on their knees and standing in agreement with us, just like Aaron and Hur held Moses arms up when he needed support. Joel and I have been praying and commanding as believers, and keeping our eyes on the Healer and His promises. We know the outcome. We know that no name is above the name of Jesus. The battle is won because I walk in victory. according to His Word. We all walk in victory thanks to Jesus.
For reasons we do not understand this battle sometimes ramps up between 12 and 2am making it hard to sleep. Anxiety creeps in as I remember the past and how difficult it was to deal with. It is during these times that we put our focus on how BIG our God is and not how big our problem is. No weapon formed against us will prosper.
Today as we did our private study time before coming together to have devotions, Joel said to me, '"I have a verse for you!" (concerning the symptom). He began to read Isaiah 30:15. As he read, I smiled and felt the love of God envelop me. You see, this verse and I are old time friends. It was December 13, 2012 that God first brought this verse to me. Just one week later when I went to the first Sozo Ministry session for inner healing (as directed by God), one of the women intercessors in the session with me said, "I have a verse for you from God.......Isaiah 30:15. " I knew then that God was using this ministry for healing. Once again this morning, God reminded me of His presence and promises. Joel did not remember the importance of this verse for me, but God did. Only God.
This verse is written on my blog page, and I wear it on my wrist. I wear a bracelet made by Ann Voskamp's son Caleb that says, "in quietness and trust shall be your strength.". It is a daily reminder of where my help comes from. It is a daily reminder to rest in the knowing what I know that I know. God's promises are real. We all can lean back and rest in Him trusting when it is hard to trust. Resting when it is hard to rest. In the stillness we keep our eyes on Him. Our Savior. Our Healer.
I love how God uses Scripture to speak to us. It is His LIVING Word. It is a weapon of warfare as stated in Galatians. It heals as stated in Proverbs 4 and Psalm 107. Let us never underestimate the power of His Word in every situation, in every circumstance, in every sickness, every symptom. Especially with the enemy. We fight the enemy, who has come to steal, kill and destroy. But why has Jesus come? To give us life and to give it more abundantly. Hold that promise tight!
We can stand on His Word in quietness and trust, knowing the same power that raised Jesus from the dead resides in us giving us the strength to prevail. God is more than willing to remind us of His promises. Whether through your hubby, God's written Word, or that gentle whispering Voice within.
In quietness and trust.......