Monday, July 13, 2009

Oh, LORD, Increase My Faith!

Long story short – I have had a chronic pain condition for more than a year now ... and lately, the pain is occurring in different areas and more intensely! It is affecting my life – my sleep, my appetite, my energy and activity levels, my emotional state.
Sunday morning was particularly bad! And I hate it!
That morning, as I was preparing for church, I had this conversation with God –

God asks, “Why do you believe for healing for others but not for yourself?”

“HUH? What was that? I don’t believe it for myself? Of course I do! Why would You even think that?”

“Well, why haven’t you asked Me to heal you then?”

“Oh, God! I‘ve asked You to relieve the pain; to make it bearable; to help the Specialist find out for sure what is going on; to ‘take this away’ .... but never specifically asked You to HEAL me, have I? I guess I figured if You were going to heal me You would just go ahead and do it. Dah! What’s with that? Will You forgive me?”

“Of course I’ll forgive you! Just bring me into this situation. Let me increase your faith!”

“Father God, Increase my faith! I am so sorry that I doubted Your ability to heal me. Hear my cry Lord. Heal me, Father.”

I was reminded of David’s words in Psalm 6:

O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.
Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am faint;
O, LORD, heal me for my bones are in agony.
My soul is in anguish.
How long, O LORD, how long?

So - today – I pray for an increase in my faith and I pray for healing!
I will bless HIM in it all because He is worthy!
Praise His Name!
Give Him praise and honor and glory! Just because He is who He is!
If you find yourself in a place where you need more faith to journey this path you’re on – ask Him to increase your faith and it shall be done!
Blessings on you today, Dear Ones!

Resting in HIM,

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