I would like to share with you a bit of the Word, how my story can empower yours, and how my faith has empowered my life and my healing.
A Bit of the Word
So I have pneumonia and another sinus infection. This would be week two in a row that I am out of work due to illness. But through the heartfelt prayer shared by my sister, and a bit of the Word, I declare victory over this illness ailing my body. She asks the Lord to provide me with the wisdom to guide me in what to do to ensure a speedy recovery. This morning I arose energized in spite of a lack of sleep. I got my youngest daughter ready for school and then cleaned my space top to bottom, right down to making my bed (which I never do). Then I prepared breakfast, ate, and drank hot tea with honey. Lastly, I sat down to read a bit of the Word. I read my daily devotionals, “Jesus Calling” and “Jesus Speaks,” and journaled.
There is something very heartwarming about sitting in peace and reading His Word, which has quickly become a means necessary for application to my life, as well as delving into it further by journaling. This form of self-expression brings me great joy. Today, I discovered that it is healing to my soul as He nurtures my spirit. I am in complete awe, and it is by far the most humbling feeling to know that I depend on Him for these feelings.
A Bit of Today’s Word from Jesus Calling and Jesus Speaks
A bit of today’s Word puts emphasis on my faith and dependency on God to sustain me. We all have our own set of struggles, challenges, and things to overcome. But God only asks that we have faith and lean on Him, for these burdens are not ours to bear. My shoulders cannot hold the weight of our burdens. But His can and are willing to bear everyone’s (see Isaiah 9:6).
In times where adversity, illness, anxiety, worry, fear, and uncertainty threaten to shake your center, the scriptures provide you with ample tools for survival. Jesus Speaks provided insight as to how to combat these feelings and claim victory through faith. The bible is not just a book, but also, a set of instructions for life.
In the Story of Jairus, we learn that his daughter is ill and he asks Jesus to heal her. Yet before they could return to Jairus’s home he learns that his daughter has died. In this story, he has to decide whether to believe what his friends are saying or to have faith in Jesus’s word. “Do not be afraid, only believe.” Do you choose faith, belief, and trust, or worry, doubt, fear, anxiety, and uncertainty? Faith is so unequivocally important to me. As a self-proclaimed worrywart, my perception that devastation and inevitable detriment will be the end result of every situation and current circumstance has ceased to exist.
Daily Mantra (Repeat as Necessary)
“God’s provisions are made so that I do not need to worry for tomorrow’s cares. I will follow the instructions of His Word as a map and compass for my life’s direction. My mind will not cower at life’s hardships, challenges, or adversities, because His Word is my salvation.”
- Stop doubting and believe. John 20:27
- Do not be afraid, only believe. Mark 5:36
- According to your faith will it be done to you. Matthew 9:29.
From my heart to yours, “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you, He will never let the righteous be shaken,” (Psalm 55:22) because, “My God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19). Today I entrust my recovery to the Lord and His promises, and for that, I am so grateful.
Thank you, Jessika, for praying for me. I am so grateful for you, your powerful words, and prayers. I love you.