What do you do when you are walking through a process of healing? You keep walking! Moving forward each day in faith, one step at a time. Sometimes it is hard because walking through the process requires some patience too!
In a couple days I had two different people give me these two following scriptures...
“Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.”
Psalms 27:14 NLT
“rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;”
Romans 12:12 NKJV
I love the first verse, we do have to be brave! And we can be brave when we rely on God's word and His goodness! We can trust in Him!!
The second verse is wonderful too! When our Hope is in God, we can definitely rejoice!! Everyone faces tribulation and hard times! It's up to us how we choose to make the journey sometimes through a really long process! That is why it's so important to have God's word to rely on, to learn from, to trust in...no matter what you are going through!
You don't want to become stagnant. When a body of water does not move it becomes stagnant. When that happens it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, mosquitos and it stinks!
Just like that water if we stop moving forward in faith our minds and hearts can become stagnant and contaminated too. The "bacteria" of the mind can be fear, anxiety, worry, and unbelief!
The word of God, the Bible is our source to help us overcome anything!!
The opposite of fear is faith. God did not give us a spirit of fear!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (II Timothy 1:7 NKJV)
Anxiety and worry can take a tole on your body quick! But our loving God gave us His word to tell us what to do.
“ cast all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
I Peter 5:7-11 NKJV
God wants us to cast our cares on Him! He can handle it! He has the plan, He is stronger than we are! When we cast our cares on Him, He can work for us! When we don't cast our cares on Him we are not letting Him help us, we are not resting in His peace, and we keep carrying heavy loads that we are not meant to bare!
The Bible also tells us that the thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but He came that we might have life, abundant life!!
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10 NKJV)
We have authority over the thief (the devil) because of our relationship with Jesus Christ and his word! We can resist the devil and he has to flee...
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. (James 4:7 NKJV)
We have to take authority over the devil and tell him to get lost!!!
When Jesus died and rose again He took the keys to death, he'll, and the grave! The devil cannot take us out!
I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. (Revelation 1:18 KJV)
Walking forward in faith and trusting in God to keep ordering my steps!
Following is a testimony on Facebook that someone shared to lift someone up....
Yes, we will stand in faith with you, Dorlene! Our God is faithful, hears His children's cries and ANSWERS. I have seen a great answer of healing just yesterday for my spiritual daughter who had 'incurable cancer' in last stages. Dr's sent her home to get her house-in-order. She told the dr 'That's your report but my God is still in charge of my life!' She got a call from that dr yesterday, 'Your last tests have shocked us all... You're in what-we-call REMISSION! Just a testimony of encouragement, my precious sister and forever friend!❤️
God is working and He watches over His word to perform! Praise The Lord!
I love you all and thank you for continuing to pray and believe!
God is good!!