Thursday, July 16, 2009

Trusting the Lord for Healing

I had a great conversation with a friend today that really got me thinking…

I really have not been fully trusting the Lord with my Fibromyalgia. My friend was talking about some thyroid issues she’d been having and she said something like “I’m trusting the Lord to heal me, which would just be awesome.” And there was just something with the way she was talking about it that really struck a chord.


I have a tendency to doubt, try to be too realistic, and find the negatives in situations much faster than the positives. This friend was so totally positive and filled with hope about it. And I realized I’ve been dragging my feet too much and trying to be realistic so that I don’t get my hopes up that the Lord will heal me.

I know full well that God can heal me, it’s just that I’m convinced he probably won’t. In part to protect myself if it doesn’t happen, and in part because I know that I’m learning a lot and God is using this for my good.

But that doesn’t mean that I can’t be more positive about it… that doesn’t mean that I can’t fully trust the Lord with it and that he can heal me… that doesn’t mean that I need to be so safeguarded that I don’t allow God to direct the ins and outs of all of it.

Are you fully trusting Him for healing… whether he chooses to do so or not?


georgia b. said...

this great to hear, roe.

i definitely struggle with trusting the Lord in all areas—financial, relational, health.

i tend to drag my feet, too. it's so good to witness the faith of a friend to help shed light on our own lack of it.

so glad to hear this.

Vikki G said...

I too really struggle with this a great deal...I would love to be healed and yet I wonder if the Lord will decide to allow me to be healed...So I can fully relate~