Chronic Illness Journal My Heart

Just Come!

Our lives can be consumed by pain or chronic illness. When we are in these rough places of intense symptoms (or pain), it can be quite difficult to think of anything else. I am in this place tonight, well last few days – to be honest.

It is in these moments, that we need to desperately cling to our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ tighter than ever before.

Do you remember the woman who had the issue of blood?

I find myself thinking about her and the hem of His garment lately. Her desperation is what led her to Jesus. And His grace and power is what saved her! Keep running to our Savior Jesus, my friends!

43 A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding, and she could find no cure. 44 Coming up behind Jesus, she touched the fringe of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped. 45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked. Everyone denied it, and Peter said, “Master, this whole crowd is pressing up against you.” 46 But Jesus said, “Someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me.” 47 When the woman realized that she could not stay hidden, she began to tremble and fell to her knees in front of him. The whole crowd heard her explain why she had touched him and that she had been immediately healed. 48 “Daughter,” he said to her, “your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”

Luke 8:43-48, New Living Translation

Friends, all we are expected to do is – come to Jesus Christ, just as we are! It is His power, which heals. He may heal us today. Or He may wait until we reach Heaven – because He wants to use our suffering to draw us nearer to Him and help us to encourage others.

Our Mighty God is in the healing business.
But, we don’t know His plans for our trials.

And, He makes us sons and daughters of the Most High God – who face trials and sorrows and overcome. So each day, we can endure and overcome our circumstances by walking through them. Jesus, in John 16:33, says, “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

We don’t know His plans, but can know His Word. So, let us take time to pray and read the Bible today. Take time to read and talk about His Word. I don’t care if it is Ephesians, Proverbs, or another book of the Bible – keep running to Jesus and sharing Him with others.

By Gracefully Overcoming

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