Yesterday was such an encouraging day for me. ☀️ It was the first day I’ve been well enough, to be able to solidly work outside… in what seems like forever.
Simple things like raking leaves out of my flower beds, weeding, and getting them cleaned up, helping Jason to build our new raised beds… ???????☀️All the things I would have taken for granted a couple of years ago.
Funny how we can get used to pain and forget what it’s like to be well.
If you’ve been reading my posts, especially this one on March 11th, then you know that I’ve had some health issues that had been worsening over time, and I hadn’t really connected all of them until I went to see a doctor who saw the connection and believed they could help me. Looking back over the path, I have no doubt it was God who led me there.
Some dear friends were praying for me about the pain I was experiencing, right before the time I made an appointment to see this doctor…. and when they prayed for me, one of them saw a vision of “rainbows all intertwined along my spine, rainbows from the very bottom part of my spine, all the way up to the top where it meets my brainstem”….. ? I hadn’t connected anything at the time, but I did know that rainbows meant “promise” and now I’m beginning to walk in that promise. Isn’t it amazing how God works? The things He does that give us such hope to keep going, to keep walking, to keep hoping?
Looking back at a year ago today, I was reflecting on the fall I had in 2019 (ha, looking back at that post I called it “An Interesting Twist” —yes.. it sure was, quite literally in my spine!) which was actually a big part of what has caused a lot of these health issues I’ve been experiencing progressively over the last year.
Here is an excerpt from my post, a year ago today on 3/29/19
“This morning, as I was pouring out my heart to the Lord, and I sat and waited and listened, I just about put my pen down, then I waited –and here is what came,
“I will restore you, My child — My children. You will see a new kind of strength you have never experienced before! I will restore what the locusts have taken, by My mighty right hand!”
Then I pictured a “crescendo” into this new strength of the Lord, and I heard these verses:
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
This morning as I look back over the last year, and I look at where I am now, and where I am headed, I’m feeling very thankful to be coming back to life (at least that’s sure what it feels like) ?☀️?… and I’m very thankful for this “new strength” that is coming as my body is being put back into “alignment”…. and “life and health” is being restored as my body is “reset.”
“Alignment” —have you noticed this word everywhere right now? I have, at least after I took notice of it the other day and then the Lord highlighted it and compared it to what I’ve been going through personally in my own body.
Now I’ve been noticing it everywhere….
Perhaps this is what God is doing within His church body right now, in the midst of what is happening in the world.
He’s “aligning” us, “resetting” us, and “restoring” us “back to heath” as “life” begins to flow into and through us once again as a Church body.
Being restored to health can be a process, and it’s not “pain free” but if we seek Him, and we keep taking His way, He will restore us to life, He will heal our land. He will redeem our lives. That’s His heart. ?
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” —Jeremiah 29:11
Thank You, Father. Thank You for the hope we get to have in Your promises. May we stand on tip toes, looking and listening and watching for You in everything that we do!