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Four Days Late

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

As of late I have questioned why, when I have prayed for so long for healing, it hasn't happened yet. I have tried diligently working hard and praying to get well.

The Lord reminded me that when he cursed the fig tree for not bearing fruit, it wasn't till the next day after his disciples heard Him say it, that they saw the tree was withered and died from the roots up. They didn't see the beginning of the miracle that began at the roots the very moment the Lord said the words but they saw the results the next morning of the entire tree withered.

Now, I know I have not been cursed, in fact I know I have been blessed with these words. "I will come and heal you every whit." The Lord's servants who pronounced a blessing upon my head last Sunday, spoke the words He would have me hear and Jesus is faithful and WILL perform all that He has promised.

President Ezra Taft Benson said, “The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.”

The Lord has "pruned, nourished and dug" about me that I might bear more fruit. Just because it cannot be seen yet with the natural eye, my complete healing has already begun from the inside out and I will bear the fruit of His great love and mercy and I WILL be healed every whit as He promised me and I will know it when it happens that it was He who came and healed me.

I am just going to have to be patient. in the meantime I have listened to a Christian contemporary song by Karen Peck and New River that has strengthened me to hold on a little longer and I will realize my dream of being well. I am adding the lyrics and a link you can go to hear her sing.


The news came to Jesus, Please come fast
Lazarus is sick and without your help he will not last
Mary and Martha watched their brother die
They waited for Jesus, He did not come
And they wondered why.

The death watch was over, Buried four days
Somebody said He'll soon be here, the Lord's on His way
Martha ran to Him and then she cried
Lord if you had been here You could have healed him
He'd still be alive

But You're four days late And all hope is gone
Lord we don't understand why you've waited so long
But His way is God's way Not yours or mine
When He's four days late
He's still on time

Jesus said Martha show me the grave, But she said Lord
You don't understand He's been there four days
The grave stone was rolled back, Then Jesus cried
Lazarus come forth then somebody said
He's alive, He's alive

But You're four days late And all hope is gone
Lord we don't understand why you've waited so long
But His way is God's way Not yours or mine
When He's four days late
He's still on time

You may be fighting a battle of fear
You've cried to the Lord I need You now
But he has not appeared.
Friend don't be discouraged
Cause He's still the same
He'll soon be here He'll roll back the stone
And He'll call out your name

But You're four days late And all hope is gone
Lord we don't understand why you've waited so long
But His way is God's way Not yours or mine
When He's four days late He's still on time
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    I have a strong testimony that you can be healed. I can feel the faith that you have expressed. I know that it is hard to have patience sometimes. I was going to write something in response to this blog and was reminded on an answer to my own prayers. In 2001 I became very sick. I had believed that I would have one more child. My husband thought that because I was diabetic it would be better if we did not have any more children. I felt that there was one more.

    One day I kneeled down and poured my heart out to the Lord. I told him of my desires and my husbands worries. I ended with if my husband had his way and I gave birth to no more children I was happy to adopt. I had no idea how we would afford it or what would spur us on to do that. I asked Heavenly Father to please prompt my husband when it was time to move forward. After the prayer I felt great peace. So much so that I did not even consider how that prayer was going to be solved.

    . Well about 3 years later I gave birth to my last son. I was right. There were no problems with that pregnancy. I felt the Lords hand in it. But, at the same time there was cause for concern here and there. I am still learning to trust that everything happens in the Lord's time.
    1951 days ago
    I really will spend some time thinking of the change from inside out instead of the other way around - thanks for sharing!

    Sending blessings your way emoticon
    1962 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Praying for you!

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  • SAL1512
    Thank you for sharing "Four Days Late".
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    1963 days ago
    I love that song too, Jesus is always on time. This blog is very uplifting and inspirational. Way to go, Friend.
    1963 days ago
    What a beautiful song! I hadn't heard it, so thanks for sharing. As you know, God works in mysterious and beautiful ways. Through your suffering I, like many others, have been nutured and grown in faith. My prayer is that you will be healed soon.
    1963 days ago
  • KRYS210
    emoticon You are in my thoughts and prayers!
    1964 days ago
    Yes indeed, the L-rd works in mysterious ways and blesses those who wait...
    1964 days ago
    Wonderful lesson. Thanks for sharing. Blessings unto you!
    1964 days ago
    What a powerful lesson you have shared with us. The song touched my heart. God is working on me as well from the inside out. I know God's healing power will come in His time, not in mine. God bless you Charlene. emoticon
    1964 days ago
    What a powerful blog. You are an amazing woman of God. I am so glad that I have the opportunity to learn from you.

    1964 days ago
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