I vividly remember talking to our family doctor and hearing that a Neurologist wanted to see our daughter. I can almost relive that crushing feeling that something really was wrong, and it wasn’t just a figment of our imaginations.
There are two times, in particular, that I remember falling to my knees on the floor of our house… one in our bedroom, and one in our bathroom, praying to and pleading with God for her health. However, I also remember by the end of those prayers totally giving her over to God. Whatever His will was for her and her life, I would go along with it and do what I was called to do through it.
After several years, many doctors, and a multitude of tests, our little girl walks with braces, a walker, and uses a power chair for distances… and we still have no diagnosis!
Over the years, we have had a few therapies help her, like going gluten-free (prior to her being officially diagnosed with Celiac) and going through a sauna cleanse ~ the therapy that has helped her the most! We recite the same four healing scriptures every night and also play a CD of healing scriptures for the kids overnight, as they sleep.
James 5:16 “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”
Psalm 41:3 “The Lord sustains him on his sickbed. In his illness, You restore him to full health.”
Isaiah 53:5 “He was wounded for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. Upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace. With His stripes, we are healed.”
1 Peter 2:24 “He Himself bore our sins, in His body, on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds, we have been healed.”
The other night, the kids were in bed, their CD was on, my hubby was out with friends, so I decided to work a bit on the computer. As I was typing, I kept finding myself listening more to the CD than working. I heard some of the scriptures we recite each night, as well as others, like Mark 11:23 “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” and Matthew 21:21-22 “21 Jesus replied, ‘Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, “Go, throw yourself into the sea,” and it will be done. 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.’”
It’s so easy to let doubts slip in, especially when there are people around you who don’t believe as you do. And unfortunately, even other Christians don’t always believe the same way.
It’s not just about healing either. People surround us every day with negative thoughts, negative actions, disbelief, and doubt. It tries to jump on us, too, like a disease that infiltrates the ranks of our family. Our words start changing. Our behaviors start changing. People no longer see the joy in us. All they see is what’s in everyone else. Instead of us being the light of the world, the city on a hill, the salt of the earth, all they see is the same doubting negativity they can get anywhere else, from anyone else.
God has called us to more. It takes a lot of guts and gumption to be able to believe in your heart, FULLY, not doubting that He will do what He says He will do. It takes wholehearted abandonment to God to believe He can turn natural symptoms into supernatural healing!
One of the best faith-building videos I have ever watched was this Spiritual Equipping teaching by Dani Johnson (it’s worth more than the $1 trial for membership!!). The verse that stuck out the most to me was one I grew up hearing but never really “got” until this teaching. Luke 17:6 tells us “And the Lord said, ‘If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and be planted in the sea”; and it would obey you.’” It says to have faith “like” a mustard seed. Not “as” or “the size of” ~ none of those things we’ve been taught. It says faith “like”…
What kind of faith does a mustard seed have?
It knows that it knows that it will be a tree and rests in that knowledge!
The only difference between a seed and a tree is time. Remember, it’s God that gives the increase after we have planted, watered, and protected our seed.
It is not through man that my daughter will get her healing, but through God! He will show us the right paths to travel ~ the right doctors to see, therapies to use, foods to eat. He will bring about the change in her body that leads to healing.
It is simply up to us to ask, believe, and rest in Him.
What are you believing Him for that you have let others’ comments choke the life out of?
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Jessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE eBooklet Five Steps to Losing Those Last 10 Pounds today for simple steps to help you trim up and fit into those fashionable clothes you’ve always wanted to wear! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!