Today a hug would hurt. I sit here wondering about healing. I hear that if I have enough faith I would be healed. I wonder if I just don’t have enough faith to be healed. I hear others say that in life some people suffer because they need to learn something. I feel that if God wanted me to learn something He would tell me instead of making me suffer. The enemy is the one who destroys.God gives life. ( John 10:10) I wonder is faith really what is missing? If so that hurts. I have been following the Lord toward wholeness a long time. Today what I need is a reminder of His promises. I need to think less about what I can do to have more faith and believe in the One I have faith in.
I have had miraculous healing in my life before. I wonder what I did then to be healed. Nothing. I just trusted I couldn’t do it and God could. So today I trust God can and will heal my brokenness. Heal my heart with layers of hurt upon it. Heal my body that hurts every day and is tired every moment. Heal my mind where it is set on the wrong things. I find comfort in His Word…..this small word….”still ” I have heard all week:.
Be still and know I am God Psalm 46:10……….This intrigued me so I investigated that word “still”. Here is what I found it means:
Hebrew Strong’s Number: 7503
Hebrew Word: רָפָה
Root: a primitive root
TWOT – 2198
Part of Speech: v
Vine’s Words: None
English Words used in KJV:
miscellaneous translations 9
[Total Count: 46]
a primitive root; to slacken
(in many applications, literal or figurative) :- abate, cease, consume, draw [toward evening], fail, (be) faint, be (wax) feeble, forsake, idle, leave, let alone (go, down), (be) slack, stay, be still, be slothful, (be) weak (-en). See
—Strong’s Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary
So in other words I need to Be faint, be feeble, be consumed, be slack, be slothful, be weak, be ceasing, be weakened, be alone, and know He is God! I can do that! How about you? He promises His strength is made perfect in our weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9
What are you struggling with today? What questions do you have about your situation that you would like to ask God? Where do you find comfort? Be still and know that He is God Beloved ❤ Melinda
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Really y’all I’m just another Samaritan woman seeking living water and pouring out where I see need for encouragement. I am 48, mother to four girls ages 16-26, Gigi to the most handsome 2-year-old little boy, Fibromyalgia warrior, minister, writer, and a lifetime learner.
I am writing my first book, slowly but surely, six chapters in, as our blessed first love has called me to share His glory in my story. I feel lost in that familiar desert place, and thankful for the manna that is there miraculously every day. I am overcoming hour by hour the condemning voices of the enemy and learning to love myself. It has been an arduous journey. This wordsmith journey, but so worth it.
I became a licensed minister in 2010. However, I do not currently work in the ministry. I share Christ's love through devotional blogging. I have a degree in Church Ministry, was pursuing my degree in Christian Care and Counseling at Oral Roberts University, but now am pursuing Life Coaching, and Neurolinguistic Programming Master Practioner Certifications and a business license.
I am a certified women’s biblical counselor through the Extraordinary Women's program at Light University. I am working on their Addiction and Recovery program now too. Yes, I am a glutton for punishment with a wealth of life experiences with which I can minister comfort to others.
I'm a lover of a good book, writing, singing, and music, and my nemesis is the perpetual laundry pile.
Blessings to you and yours,
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