Sunday, November 29, 2015

When Life Sucks

I've been virtually without makeup or fixed hair for three weeks while battling my way back into strength from a neck injury. It was brutal. I'm so thankful I didn't break it and that I can walk. I have been isolated and battling negative thoughts and a negative imagination.

I realized that I had lost my smile, my laugh, and my joy! Wowzers! I realized quickly that fear was clobbering my faith.

BEFORE this, I considered myself sharp and on a narrow path, but this journey has revealed how dull I have become without even noticing it. This is NOT acceptable!

I've watched preaching messages and listened to the Bible for hours. I have sat and rested for SO many hours. I have recorded TONS of revelations. I'm like a rifle ready to explode with truth bullets.

I'm living every day in the expectation of full recovery—and even better! Each day I gain strength as my faith is clobbering fear!

Miracles happen in an environment of hope, faith, and a relentless expectancy of God's power to work within you—to make you alive!
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You must expect God to get you through the valley. Expectation is key. God will meet you at your point of faith. The woman with the issue of blood expected that when she touched the hem of Jesus' garment, she would be healed (Mark 5:24–34). The centurion said, "Just say the word, and my servant will be healed" (Matthew 8:5–13 NIV). Jairus said, "My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live" (Mark 5:22–24, 35–43 NIV). The man at the gate called Beautiful looked at Peter and John, EXPECTING to receive something (Acts 3).

When you're beat up from the battle, it's easy to stop expecting and to lose your hope. "Hope deferred makes the heart sick" (Proverbs 13:12 NIV), not whole and well. Hope is received to see miracles. We must keep up our hope. That's our job. Hope is the expectancy.

I had to ask myself, "What am I expecting?" I began declaring what I expected and banishing doubt as I walked in the battle.

God is good! He is for us. He didn't allow this or put it on me. He loves me most. If you, being a good person, wouldn't put this on your own child, how dare you suggest that God would! He has been working on delivering us for years. He is the author of good and perfect gifts (James 1:17). Everything He makes is GOOD!

You must set your heart steadfastly on His goodness; otherwise you will allow the imposter lion to steal from you. God is good! He wants you to be well and whole all the days of your life.

How can I pray for you?

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