Wednesday, April 18, 2007

God is good.

Can I be transparent for a minute?
Sometimes I think that Christians try to make everything look okay all the time.
Like we don't struggle.
I struggle. I get scared.
The awesome thing is that when I do struggle, I can call on Jesus. 1 Peter 5:7
I can go to Him in prayer. Psalms 91
I can stand on the promises in His Word.

See, I have been feeling down for about a week because I have been feeling sick.
Last Thursday I decided I needed to visit the heart doctor.
My heart has been doing this funny thing.
Racing. Beating hard. More chest pain.
I think I overdid it cleaning for Easter. (I had 10 people over.)
Along with the pain, I started feeling a spirit of fear and death again.
So the Dr. put me on a medicine to slow my heart down.
But even with the medicine, I haven't felt right and it hasn't helped much.

So tonight I asked my Pastors to pray for me.
They had the entire church pray for me and many laid hands on me. James 5:14
They spoke healing over my body.
I felt a lifting of my soul as they prayed.
I feel so different in my spirit now.
I am joyful again.
I feel like ME. Happy, blessed me.
My heart still feels a little funny but I know that God is healing me and I am in a process.
My Pastor kept saying, "Be encouraged." and I am.
God has given me this verse today..

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you
and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

I have too much to do for God to let Satan paralyze me with fear!!
I thought of a song tonight that I posted about once, called We Bless Your Name.
I'm singing it again tonight. You can hear it here (click on the song on the right).
God is good.

4 comments:

Pam said...

Thank you for that, it has made me feel better just reading it!! I hope you continue to feel better, I will be praying for you!!

doris said...

glad you're feeling better! :D

picked up the latest issue of simple this week . . . was totally blown away . . . fabulous fabulous fabulous . . . was going to blog abt it . . . kinda appropriate that you beat me to it . . . :D

annie said...

Prayer is so powerful.
I have the song Blessed Be The Lord is running through my head this morning.
Of course it is just the chorus because I am musically challenged!
Glad you are feeling better:)

Leigh Ann said...

My favorite verse of all time is Jer. 29:11--such hope and comfort to know that He has a plan for us--even if we don't know what it is!
Hope you feel better soon. Thank you for being "transparent".