Good Sunday evening everyone…and a big welcome to the Heart to Heart Blog! It’s so good to be back with you tonight…and I praise God most of all, for what He has done, over these past couple of days!
As I ended my week on Friday, I had been doing a lot of things on my feet that day and by time my afternoon had turned into my evening, I was in so much pain that I could barely walk. In fact, I was in tears in my living room, while I talked with my husband, as to whether I should still write that evening on the blog.
After talking it over for a little while, I felt as though God wanted me, to just take the evening off; so I went and took a shower…thinking this would help and then I decided to rest. By time I had gotten to my daybed in the office, I was hurting pretty bad and the feet were swelling…along with the knee. As I sat there quietly…looking at Jesus picture on the wall…it was as though He was placing it on my heart; to post a prayer request on Twitter. After doing so…I left everything in the hands of God and put some soft relaxing hymns on YouTube and began to lie back on the bed for a while.
Later, to my surprise…people were coming on the Twitter page, with prayers and graphic quotes of encouragement and by that evening…72 people were praying. I was so overwhelmed, as I watched a loving God at work within my life. Even through it all…people came to join my Twitter page and now, God has used these moments to reach out to others that have been walking without Christ in their lives.
As the evening went on…I began to feel relief from the pain…especially in the heel that I had hardly been able to walk on. From there, I went back on Twitter…to thank others for their prayers and give them an update, as to how the pain was beginning to subside.
Later that evening, I now had 95 people praying for me…and as of tonight, I have had 101 people reaching out with prayers. Since that moment, when the pain began to subside…I have been able to walk on my leg and foot, with hardly any pain…and right now, as I’m writing you, I have no pain.
I truly believe…that the moment I humbled myself and reached out to God for help…through the prayers of others; that is when a powerful God stepped in and began to work…and not only work in my body…to bring me relief; but to use these moments; so others could see how powerful our God truly is.
One thing I want to make perfectly clear tonight; is that I know without a doubt; that my God can heal and restore our health or any other thing that has been broken in our lives; but I also know without a doubt; that God uses moments like these; so He can be seen to others in need.
Some people say… “I demand, in the name of Jesus; that you are healed.” I’m sorry but I don’t agree. We must remember that God is the greatest being known to man and should never be demanded or commanded to do anything; other than His will, for each of our lives.
You know…there are some who are healed and I praise God for that; but through my own life…that hasn’t happened…but one thing I have come to see…God does sustain me and care for me, when I can’t handle the pain or deal with what is before me…and most of all, I have seen these moments of affliction greatly used, for His honor and glory.
I remember a time, when I was going into surgery, to have my right leg fused with a rod. You don’t know how tempting it was, for me to get off that gurney…and when I got home and the bandages came off…and the stitches removed, I greatly grieved over the loss of my right knee. I even questioned God, as to how any purpose could be served, through a difficult time, such as this.
Later…down the road, I received an email, from a man in Europe, who had also had his right leg fused. He told me that he thought that he was the only person in the world, with a fused leg; then he said that he had read my bio on the website and came to see that he was no longer alone in this world…with what he had experienced.
You know…sometimes, we don’t always understand why God delays a healing…or doesn’t heal at all; but I have come to see that all we have to do is trust God for the answer…and know in our hearts that He will not abandon us or leave us as orphans in the storm…but that He will come to us and be there for us, as these difficult times begin to serve a purpose.
Tonight, I just want to thank God, for being everything in my life! Sometimes, it’s not always easy to understand His ways…but oh the awesomeness that is experienced, from a powerful God, when we are only willing to let God be God! Amen!!
Well…I don’t know about you; but I have truly enjoyed this time with you this evening! I pray that you will have a great night of rest and that God’s peace will surround you throughout the night! May you also experience the loving and powerful presence of God, as you begin this brand new week with Him!
Take care and I will hope to be back tomorrow night, as I share more thoughts from the day, along with the goodness of a great, loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings so much on your night…and this brand new week!
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