To the woman who is waiting on a miracle: The below photo of me proclaiming God’s faithfulness was taken the day before my health took yet another nosedive this year. After seeing progress and healing in some areas of my life, things fell apart again and the enemy quickly swooped in to try and make me believe the lies he’s been whispering to me over the last 10 years.
“God didn’t actually mean He was going to physically heal you when He asked you to believe He would. If He hasn’t healed you by now, He’s not going to. Your life has always been and will always be a fight. You’re never going to have your old life back. You are genetically messed up and there’s nothing you can do to fix that.” Day and night, I have been tormented by these evil messages and the temptation to give into them is great.
To make matters worse, the enemy has used people close to me to echo similar sentiments to me.
But I will not be shaken. Because I’m not who I once was, and I’m done settling with accepting the lies that threaten my destiny as a daughter of the risen King.
I’m done identifying myself by a name given to me by man (hEDS), because I serve a Savior who has been given the name above all names: Jesus.
Stepping back over the last week, all of these observations have made me stop and wonder: When did we (myself included at one point) stop believing that by His stripes we ARE healed? Not we will be healed. We ARE healed. Here on earth as it is in heaven. And not just spiritually, but physically and mentally? Body. Mind. Soul. For He already bore our sickness and sin, and the price for our freedom has already been paid. Yes, it is finished (See Isaiah 53:5 and John 19:30)!!
When did we decide that miracles were only reserved for 2,000 years ago? Have we forgotten that Jesus himself said “Whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12).
Yes, we are promised suffering. Yes, we are promised trials. Yes, the Lord uses these trials and sufferings to grow us up in Christ Jesus. But life doesn’t — nor should it — stop there. Because BY FAITH, we have been given the victory and the power not just to endure, but to overcome!
I don’t know how the enemy is attacking your faith today, or what miracle he is trying to get you to give up on, but may I remind you that we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved (Hebrews 10:39).
So don’t you give up on a miracle. It’s time to speak to and believe for the impossible and show the world who Jesus was and still is and the grace that is available to us through faith in Him. He is Savior. He is Healer. He is Redeemer. He is the same yesterday, today and forevermore.
Let’s give a shout of praise to our King today and tell Him what we’re thankful for!
I’ll go first, then you can share what you’re thankful for in the comments: I’m thankful for God answering my prayer to take my faith deeper than my feet could ever wander. When I wrote Into the Deep: Diving into a Life of Courageous Faith, I knew God still had so much He wanted to show and teach me about faith (this is coming in book #2!!). The answer to this prayer may have included some trials and heartache, but it is producing something beautiful in me and I’m so excited to see how God will continue to redeem the ashes of my old, broken life and bring healing to things I once thought were impossible to be healed. This is the Good News of the Cross and Blood of Christ. We are not without hope and miracles still abound today — all for His glory, name, honor and fame.