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.


Anonymous 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 sander 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:)

Anonymous 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".