I find much the same going on in my life right now ... only this time I'm trusting the One who created me and the hills and the water. And even though I have 'what-ifs' from time to time, and even though I find myself questioning some things, I know the One who leads me will never lead me astray. I am learning that healing won't happen for all God's people while we walk this earth ... that's just how it is. As Deb & Amrita have pointed out in their comments to my last post, there are reasons for not being healed as we'd like to be, and God is Sovereign and does whatever pleases Him. It's up to me to respect Him for who He is ... to love Him regardless of what goes on with my physical health ... to cherish Him for saving my soul and preparing me for eternity with Him ... to take delight in Him simply because HE IS. He is infinitely wiser than all wise men who've ever lived. He knows the path that I take. He knows my questions and my concerns and my pain and He can be trusted with all of it. He can be trusted because He is Trustworthy. And Kind. And Good. And Merciful. And Mighty. And Dependable. And Awesome. And Lovely. And Peaceable. And so much, much more.
In listening to a teaching CD last night, Pastor John Piper made a comment to this effect: "If Christians would learn to truly delight themselves in the Lord their God, oh, the changes that would bring to this world!" We've been taught that repentance precedes revival and yet Pastor John says that learning to delight in God is the key to revival. Think about that. I think I understand what he meant ... when you delight in someone you desire to please them in any and every way you can ... sin and sinfulness wouldn't enter the picture, would it? Oh that God will open our eyes to see and our ears to hear what His Spirit is saying to the church!
My post on Thursday was born out of pain and searching for truth. I thank Deb & Amrita for writing what they did, their words helped me understand what deep inside I already knew. I have been healed in every way that matters for eternity ... my sin-sick soul has been washed clean by the blood of Christ .. I was dead in trespasses and sin and He picked me up and washed me clean and sat me on the road to heaven and eternity with Him and His people. He walks with me and He's closer than the next breath I take, especially when it's hard to take that next breath. I am to be thankful for the health I have and trust that truly "His grace is sufficient".
I leave you with this truth ... "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him" and I ask this question ... what truly satisfies you?