I heard a woman say this recently, on K-LOVE in reference to her own health. She stated that she finally turned her health over to the Lord, and He exponentially turned around her poor health. She stated that she was healthier now than ever before, and had lost over 120 pounds! Amazing.
But, isn't that the God we serve?! Turning it over to the Lord is what we all need to find healing.
Our steps are made firm by the LORD, when He delights in our way; though we stumble, we shall not fall headlong, for the LORD holds us by the hand. Psalm 37:23-24
You might say, well, I turned over my health, child, or whatever to the Lord, and I am still waiting on His intervention...That just doesn't happen anymore to Christians. But, I disagree, because I know there are many miracles around the world recorded by credible sources.
When I was just starting out in my life, I believed in the white picket fence idea. You know, my life was going to be perfect....which so did not happen.
Instead, God gave me the imperfect life!
Complete with a special needs child:-) He did not put everything in the order I thought He should, until I got my heart and mind in step with His plans for my life. Then, I began to see His order, and I rejoiced. Does that mean I don't doubt God's plans and think I know better? Well, of course. I am human.
When we read the Gospels, we see all sorts of people finding healing through Jesus and His disciples. We read the Book of Acts and think, that is what we need! While, I am not saying that we cannot find that kind of healing and power of God today, I have to say that the Spirit definitely heals miraculously where He finds the most impact.
I have also witnessed the Lord performing mighty miracles and works in special needs children and people, just to show off His presence. It is in the middle of imperfection and desperation that God's Light shines brightly. This is part of our children's purpose in the Lord, here on earth. Just like the birth of a Savior on a dark night!
So, when it seems like God isn't hearing your prayers, friend
Pray for the Lord to show you His plan. Because, I promise you, when our hearts are aligned with Him, we will be used by Him in a mighty way. I have seen it, and know it to be true.
No, I can't promise you that He will answer your prayers in the way that you ask Him, but I do know that if you turn your heart and mind over to Him more and more, that you will only see an increase!
Yes, we have a choice to follow God.
Choosing to follow God's plans for our lives, outside of the choice to receive salvation, is the best choice to help us walk in His will. That does not mean that we will not have struggles, because we will, but we will overcome them with the power of God, because we are in step with Him.
On the flip side, not getting in step with His plan will cause many struggles, leaving us with a feeling of being lost and abandoned by God the Father.
I don't care what your past is; all things are possible for us when we choose to follow Him first. When your life is redeemed by the One Who Redeems, you have His stamp of approval, and you will know it by His Holy Spirit living inside of you. He will guide you in all truth, because you have new life!
Turning it over to the Lord really is our best option.
We can use our intellect to make what we think is the "right" choice, but in the end, it won't really work. Or, we can choose to follow Him and listen to the Holy Spirit, and receive a great harvest of healing.
We just cannot lose with that option.
The Lord's blessing to you and your family~Kim