GOD PROMISES DOUBLE RESTORATION

 

Loss and grief have to be the most painful experiences I have ever had; you know that deep hole you feel when someone or something so incredibly priceless is missing from life? Thankfully as Christians, there is a beautiful and comforting benefit in store for us whenever we feel we’ve been robbed. 

For me, coping with illness was only part of the problem. Underneath the physical was the torment of going through life alone with no family, the loss of career, finances, holidays, ability to walk and even sit…I felt like loss was my cruel companion. The life that was once ahead of me no longer existed. 

Today I wanted to share with you, the one thing that kept me going throughout all those years of pain: God’s promises of double restoration (more…)

OUR WORDS ARE POWERFUL

If you don’t know much about the power of words and the link to healing, then this post will really bless you. 

When I first became unwell I would speak words of defeat all the time. “If God was going to heal me, he would have done it by now……my life has been destroyed…….I’m going to be in pain forever…” and so on. Have you ever spoken out words like that?

I basically just said what I was thinking and feeling so the people around would know how bad the situation was and the impact it was having on me. At this point I had no idea I was feeding the illness and delaying the healing.

What do you speak out in those moments of distress? Do you say exactly what is in your heart in that moment? It might be because, like me, you’re just not aware of the impact those words have on your body. They actually reinforce the problem. (more…)

God heals

GOD HEALS…..BUT HOW?

 

I remember in the early days, before I knew God as well as I do now, being so confused as to why I wasn’t healed. I became so disheartened when God hadn’t healed me in the way or time scale I had supposed. But at that time, I just didn’t know much about how God heals.

As I continued on this healing journey, I soon came to understand that God heals in different ways. Initially, like most people I wanted that quick fix miracle, then I believed that the doctors would come through for me but when this didn’t happen, I fell down into the depths of despair. Thankfully God didn’t leave me in that place for long (even though I fell down again and again, such is the reality of chronic pain). I wonder if you have given up believing because God hasn’t healed you yet? Have you journeyed for many years wondering what God is up to? Maybe you’re waiting for the right person to come along to lay hands on you? 

I hope this post sheds light on the mystery and confusion of the ‘waiting’ period. Could it be that God wants you to receive your healing in a way that opposes and challenges your assumptions? (more…)

god's will to heal

Have you ever doubted God’s will to heal? 

At the beginning of my own healing journey, I doubted God all the time. I couldn’t understand why, when I had prayed, fasted, spoken the Word over myself…and so on, that I was actually getting worse. I came to the conclusion that it just isn’t God’s will to heal me.

If you’ve been unwell for many years, it’s understandable if you’re thinking this too. You’re praying, believing, speaking the Word over yourself yet you’re not seeing results.  Now you’re settling that it’s just not God’s will. 

Well let me ask you this: If you had the power to take away your child’s illness, would you do it? I really want to share with you today why I am 100% convinced of the will of God in the area of healing. I hope this post increases your faith as you journey through this season. (more…)

God Are You There?

WHERE IS GOD?

 

If you’ve been chronically ill for a long time, you may be asking yourself “God are you there?……Have you forgotten me?”  I remember asking myself these same questions. Watching everyone else live whilst my life had ‘stopped’. Praying and believing for breakthrough which just didn’t come…the months turned into years. Was God answering everyone else’s prayers? Why was He silent? The waiting caused as much hurt and confusion as the illness itself. Where was my healing?

I imagine you may be feeling similar? Do you feel as though you’re spectating life, watching everyone else live the abundant life whilst you’re struggling trying to survive as best you can. Maybe you also feeling robbed of the joy and pleasures you thought you’d experience. Have you ever called out “God are you there?” because God seems silent.

In this post I wanted to share with you why your healing is taking a long time to manifest…and it’s all good. (more…)

god's wisdom

If you’ve never asked for God’s wisdom when praying for healing, then this post will show you why wisdom is the primary thing to pray for. 

If you could only ask God for one thing, what would it be? At the beginning of my healing journey, I would ask God for healing. At this point, I didn’t really know what else I should be praying for. Healing was the one thing I so desperately wanted. Is healing your main prayer? 

God appeared to Soloman in a dream and asked him this very question. I wonder what he would answer if he only had 6 months to live or if he’d been ill for many years? Would he have asked for healing instead? What would you ask for? (more…)

faith for healing

If you want to receive a miracle, then this post will really bless you and increase your faith for healing.

HEALING HAS NO SHORTCUT

 

When I was at University I was the Queen of shortcuts! I was studying for a German degree, so reading the English translations of set texts was the ‘shortcut’ for me. So much quicker than reading in German. Yes I know it defeats the purpose, but it meant I could read the book in a much speedier way giving me more time to do what I wanted.

Are there times in your life, especially where healing is concerned, where you want the quick MacDonld’s fix? I guess we all want someone to lay hands on us so we can instantly see the physical results in our bodies.

This is wanting the shortcut and it’s not always God’s best for us. Healing has no shortcut; there is a hidden formula in Scripture we just can’t ignore. A formula which takes time….. (more…)

loneliness epidemic

One of the hardest thing for me with a chronic health condition was the loneliness it created. It never occurred to me there was a loneliness epidemic sweeping the world, even people who are perfectly healthy were claiming loneliness. For me, I was on my own and very few people understood the impact the pain was having on my mental state, making me feel even more isolated.

Do you now feel different because you can no longer join in with ‘life’ and the activities you once enjoyed with others have now stopped? 

WE CRAVE CONNECTION

 

We crave connection and to be understood. It starts when we connect with our mothers the moment we’re held for the very first time. This gives acceptance, love and security. When illness happens though, we sense the lack of understanding by others which causes us to experience disconnection.  (more…)

Shame and guilt

If you’ve been struggling with illness for any length of time, you’ll be no stranger to the ugly, hideous guilt and shame that accompanies those on a healing journey. 

I’ve supported many people in hospital or with long term illness who struggle with guilt. Guilty for not working, guilty for relying on others, guilty for not serving in church, guilty…guilty…guilty… 

I wonder if this is something that has crossed your mind? Do you feel bad about yourself in any way, feeling you don’t quite hit the mark? (more…)

Bible hope

Have you given up hope that you’ll ever be well again? I hope after reading this post you’ll have a fresh revelation of Bible hope and why it’s so very different to the hope you’re maybe more familiar with.

My situation was impossible, doctors couldn’t help me and it seemed like life was over until I discovered the value of knowing Bible Hope in my situation. I had been waiting and waiting; the months had turned to years yet still no breakthrough. I’d resigned to the fact that this illness was here to stay.

Are your symptoms persisting and your pain continuing for what seems like a lifetime? Maybe you’ve also started to tolerate your situation believing that this is your lot in life. I hear you and I know that despair.

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