"But, I will bring you health
and heal you of your wounds -
this is the Lord's declaration."
Let's read that again.
This month, when I was going over on what the first set of devotionals should be about, I thought of healing. Now, I have never been sick, I mean I have gotten a cold, but not sick, like I will die if I don't get healed.
But, I do struggle with mental illness - anxiety and depression. I also struggled with addictions. Addictions like, self harm, an eating disorder, and porn. All of these things hurt me, and my trust.
I feel like, our trust is broken a lot when we come to God, because well, He didn't do this for me at this time, so how can I trust Him.
But, read that verse -
"But, I will BRING you health
and HEAL you of your wounds..."
All of His promises our true. All of His promises, we can trust.
I was really hurt the past few years, if I never trusted God to take this hurt from me and heal my brokenness, I would still be hurt. Once I started declaring that God is who He says He is - almighty, powerful, strong, all around, loving, kind, father - I started to see what He can do and what He has already done.
Because, sometimes we have to see that our full healing won't happen on earth. What He has promised is that His children will be in Heaven with Him when we die. In Heaven there will be no sickness, no mental illness, and no hurt.
There will be more sickness, and more hurt here on earth - but, we can trust that God can heal these wounds we are carrying. Because that is the promise that He made. So, whatever you are holding onto right now, whatever the sickness or hurt you aren't handing over to God, give it to Him. That sickness, has to bow down. That hurt, has to bow down.
"You hold all authority, sin and sickness bow their knee, there is none like You, You are worthy." // The Belonging Co - Greater Than All
Prayer // Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for your promises. They are true. I can trust them. You never promised this life would be easy, and it won't be when I'm walking with you. You had many trials living on earth. But, I trust that you are with me and I know that my sickness, my wounds, my hurt, all of that has to bow down before you. Because, you are who you say you are - almighty, powerful, strong, all around, loving, kind, father. I give you all my sickness, I give you all my wounds, I trust that you will make me complete. I trust that you will heal me."