Are You Listening to Your Head or to Your Heart?

Do you question why there are so many verses about healing in Scripture, but have not experienced personal healing?  Do you get discouraged about your illnesses?  God may have plans for your life that are greater than the challenges you are now facing.  

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But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

I have to admit that I do sometimes wonder why God chose not to heal my husband.  I have absolutely no doubts that He could have done so easily.  I know of folks who have been healed of dread diseases like cancer.

Yet, God said 'no' to the fervent prayers sent up by many in my husband's behalf.

So, if God's words are true, what do we make of verses like the above?

It quite plainly says that we are healed.

Some take this to mean physical healing and they turn from God when that healing does not take place.

I'm not discounting that physical ailments can be healed. Yet I am not sure that these words refer simply to physical healing.

For me, it was the spiritual healing that took place that has helped me deal with all the challenges in my life.

The rift between God and I was large.

It felt as if there was no way for me to be accepted by God.

My sins were many.

Yet, I learned of God's grace and mercy - and that chasm was closed forever.

People ask , "How do you deal with it all?"  -   "How can you keep on writing?"   - "Why do you continue to trust in God when you have lost so much?"

It can be hard to explain that I have found that truly child-like faith spoken of in Scripture.  

I can honestly say that I do not understand why these things happened. Though my mind often conjures up doubts and questions about God, my heart knows what my head can sometimes not believe. I can trust God completely.

And I choose to listen to my heart.

What are you choosing to listen to today?

Remember, by His stripes YOU are healed from the pain of living without Him.

Father God, sometimes we are so short-sighted.  We live with only this life in view.  Help us to remember that there is more - much more - that cannot be explained by a rational  brain.  Help us to look to you fully and completely through each day of our lives. Help us to face life with You in our hearts.  Amen and amen.

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