Wednesday’s Word

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Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint

 

I had my second date with Ocrevus today.  For those of you that are new to my blog, it is a new multiple sclerosis medicine that has recently been approved by the FDA. I had no adverse symptoms or side effects from the first infusion two weeks ago.   So I actually drive myself to the infusion center and drove myself home. That was against the rules, please don’t tell anyone! I’m supposed to have a driver to and from. But I was so happy with no side effects the first time, I knew that I would not have side effects the second time.

Do I believe God still performs miracles? Absolutely. Do I believe He can heal me? Absolutely. Do I believe He will? I am waiting expectantly. Does it make a difference in my faith if He doesn’t? Absolutely not.

Because I know that His grace is sufficient for me, for His strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 He also says: “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am persuaded neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers nor things present nor things to come, and height nor height nor death, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39

I have been healed so many times over the years, it is impossible to list them all. There have been emotional healings, physical healings, thought process healings, healings through fogiveness, and travel mercies.   While I would certainly like for Him to heal me of my multiple sclerosis, He has not done that yet. He has provided medicines, alternative therapies, and  walked with me every day through the process of grief.

And I believe that this new medicine is also bringing about a change. After the first infusion, I felt like my energy level had increased. I wasn’t sure, so I waited till after this one. But I can honestly say, that is definitely increasing my energy level.  This is absolutely marvelous to me as my fatigue has increased greatly over the last several months.

There are hundreds of verses in the Bible that discuss healing and being healed. The verses above and below are some of my favorites.    Be blessed!

Job 33:24-26

Then He is gracious to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down to the Pit;
I have found a ransom’;
His flesh shall be young like a child’s, He shall return to the days of his youth.
He shall pray to God, and He will delight in him, He shall see His face with joy,
For He restores to man His righteousness.

Psalm 107:20

He sent His word and healed them,
And delivered them from their destructions.

Isaiah 53:

But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed

Isaiah 58:8

Then your light shall break forth like the morning,
Your healing shall spring forth speedily,
And your righteousness shall go before you;
The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.

 \Isaiah 43:18-19

“Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.

 Malachi 4:2

But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves

 Luke 8:48

And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”

 Luke 9:11

But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Word

  1. I have had some remarkable recovery of health from cancer and from a rare auto immune disease. I have actually has two medical specialists use the word “miracle”. I don’t take that word lightly. Like you if I had not been given these remissions I would not blame God nor would I stop believing. But I give thanks every day. I am happy to hear your infusions have given cause for optimism. I remembered to pray for you on the 25th. Was that the first one? No matter ….I wish you all the best going forward and I will continue to keep you on my “list”.

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  2. Dear Jo Ann, how gracious the Lord is for you to witness of His care, even apart from complete healing. You are a blessing to those who read your testimony of the Lord’s presence in your life. Psalm 103:1-5 is a good reminder, also. We pray for continued blessings as you wait and trust in Him. 🙂

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  3. Definitely a blessing to read this–I especially appreciated the healing verses, Amen! And I also related so well to what you said about it not making a difference in your faith, if God doesn’t heal the current health issue. It is a wonderful place of maturity to get to, when we are not hanging everything on a yearned-for miracle. I know that God is my Good Father, Jesus is my Lord and King of my heart–and that I am His beloved daughter, whom He will care and provide for, no matter what. I believe in the finished work of Christ on the cross; and that Everything I need—all the blessings, provisions, protections, healings, grace and “whatevers” are included in the package. But if certain things I pray for do not arrive for me, I am settled and content that JESUS IS ALL I NEED. Some people don’t understand or agree with that position, but I don’t mind–the faith-relationship is a very individual experience because God created us all so uniquely. I will certainly keep praying for you, confident that He has good things in store for you–and for me. Blessings, Jael ❤

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      1. Exactly, He is God and I am not–and I’m much more settled in that than I used to be…though I confess I have occasions when I say, “but Lord, I though You were going to…” He doesn’t mind when I speak as a child, simply reassures me that trusting Him is the best way. I have sometimes envied people who apparently received a “word”, “God’s plan” for them–and they know their course, and head straight down the road. I guess I’m not gifted with so much insight or revelation–I just follow along blindly everyday 🙂 Thanks for the link to your “boat” post–will check it out later! God bless you ❤

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