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God is Good! He is no respector of persons if he heals one he will heal them all. I am with ya Shelly I have had many illnesses over the years and God has healed me of them all. I still have some work but God is good and is The True Healer!
Hey Shelley I wanted to remind you of a study I had on the Jesus First thread I think it bears repeating to uplift you through this time.
“I KNOW your afflictions and your poverty yet you are RICH! I KNOW the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. DO NOT BE AFRAID of what you are about to SUFFER. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.”
Jesus still speaking to the church of Smyrna and as we saw in verse 8 this churches suffering was not by chance and Jesus told them that he was in close proximity to their pain he was in providential control of their pain and he carries a purpose in their pain. In verse 9 we see that their suffering was not WITHOUT AWARENESS. “I KNOW” in there pain Jesus says to them “I KNOW” remember these people were martyred to death they were horribly beaten they were being killed for being Christians. Jesus comes along and he says “I KNOW” not once but twice he is not just watching from a distance he is intimately involved in their pain. He has his eyes turned to what is going on with them he has got his mind on it and he is paying serious attention to it. Once again you talk about a healing balm to a broken heart it has to be this to know that Jesus Christ is INTIMATELY AWARE OF OUR PAIN. He has not left you hanging high and dry Christian he is right there with you and he will give you the ability to make it through.
We are here for you Shelly always remember "Jesus Knows" about your pain he sees it and he is aware of all that you are going through. Hang on dear sister because I believe God is going to do something miraculous through this. Much love to you
For those that believe from their hearts, He will always be merciful and show grace and favor to them. I believe that you know God and love and trust God so much that He WILL always take care of you. It may not be in the exact manner that you request or expect, but by His will, it shall be done.
Cori :-) (Iowa)
~Never frown, even when you are sad, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile.~Unknown
Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death~ author unknown
Sometimes the Lord rides out the storm with us and other times He calms the restless sea around us. Most of all, He calms the storm inside us in our deepest inner soul.- Lloyd John Ogilvie
Faith is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see.~ author unknown
God is so Merciful, True, and Kind to us.
How I thank our God for His touch upon your life. He is SO good!! I rejoice with you over His work in your life.
Co-leader of Can't Do This On My Own
Co-leader of I Can Do All Things Through Christ
~.~There is nothing we can do to make God love us more; there is nothing we can do to make God love us less. -- Philip Yancey~
I am not sure how many people on this team knows about my story, or about how many times God has healed my eyes, and all the miracles that surround it throughout the last 13 years of my life. A year and one month ago I somehow developed cornea guttata. It is an eye problem which at times leads to a cornea transplant. It was a hard ordeal to go through. I have suffered through many living nightmares concerning my eyes these last seven years. Challenges seem to never stop.
As I mentioned a year and one month ago I was told there was something wrong with my cornea. Seven months prior to this I had my fourth surgery on my eyes. This last surgery was supposed to be, as I told everyone, the beginning of the end. (The end of my problems with my eyes) To tell you the truth for a few days I felt like God was playing a cruel joke on me. How could this be happening I thought? I mean, I truly believed that we had moved on. Yes, I knew my life would not be perfect, but any future problems would about some other aspect of my life. I didn't realize it until a few weeks after I found out about having cornea guttata, but I actually numbed myself to the pain. I remember wanted to be so positive about the new situation. I didn't express, or feel any deep sadness. But, then after a week or so my feelings surfaced. I told John, my husband, it is worse than what he thought, and started crying. I continued to praise God's name with deep affection and told everyone I knew, "God will heal me again. I believe he was already healed me, I just don't know when it will take place." I completely believed this. During that time one day I was talking to my mom on the phone. During our conversation I began to become negative about this situation I was in. I told my mom, "You know I guess I have to accept the fact that things are not going to stop happening to my eyes. I keep thinking, ok, this is it- then something else happens. I am so sick of it! When is it going to end?" This really is not common for me to think or talk like this, especially when it has comes to my eyes. During the previous seven years of one problem after another, these words never dame out of my mouth. 95% of that time was only praise to God for all that He has done for me, and all that He continued to do for me. The next day I thought about the things that I said. I asked myself if I really believed those words I had said to my mom? I called my mom that day. I told her I was wrong to say those things. I had told her that I thought it over and realized something. I realized that it doesn't matter what happens to my eyes. God will take care of me. No matter what comes into my life, or what is taken out of my life God will take care of me.
Through my pain I have experienced a wonderful life. I have experienced miraculous things, and have felt the hand of God upon me. I had always thought the beatitude, blessed are those who suffer .... I would think to myself WHAT!!!! What is glorious about pain and heart ache? Are you for real God, suffering is a GOOD THING? What I learned through my pain is that I grew closer to God; I became more intimate with God than I have ever been with anyone I have ever met. Through my vision problems I relied completely on God and trusted & believed, this too I can bring glory to God. I will praise His name while I am in pain!!!
A month and a half passed after I found out I had cornea guttata. I went to see my eye specialist that performed my surgery 7 months earlier. After examining my eyes and performing a few tests he told me with amazement, you no longer have cornea guttata. He had no explanation, but was happy I did not need a cornea transplant. I knew exactly why I no longer had cornea guttata, it was God's miracle! Sometimes when God answers our prayers He gives you His best. Now, back four months earlier this same doctor gave me a prescription for glasses. It was - 3.75 He gave me a new prescription after he told me I didn't have cornea gutta. My new prescription was -2.25!!!! Something like this can only be done through surgery! No way can your prescription naturally go from -3.75 to -2.25. That IS how God works though. When you pray and have faith, if it matches up with His will for your life, he gives, and gives and gives.
Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 2/1/2010 (11:22)