Standing on His Promises
As a young child, my Christian mother taught me many promises of God from His Word, It was easy to read and to memorise the verses. However, it was more difficult I have learnt over the 70 plus years of my life to stand upon His promises. It is especially difficult to have faith which is the substance of things hoped for with evidence of things not seen. Yes the Word may say so and in the darkness of sorrow or sickness while suffering pain, it was difficult to believe He is my Healer. How long Lord, do I need to bear this lupus with its symptomatic ebb and flow over time? It’s been more than 50 years and I have been to the best doctors in town. Yet, I am called to stand on His Promises. The secret I have learned is that He gives grace for every suffering and it is sufficient because there is no temptation that I have faced which is more than I can bear. Praise God He has promised to supply my every need, not every want!
Lately,my retina specialist advised me to undergo a second operation on my right eye macular as it had a hole in it. My right eye cannot read (and so I apologise for any mis-spellings I have on my blogs) but continue to have peripheral vision. I have to rely on my left eye for blogging and reading and it is very tiring. I decided to blog to Filipino Expatriates on every other day rather than daily. Does it mean that my faith in God as my Healer is less? No! I have decided not to undergo a second operation in addition to the operation I had in 2019. I have decided that only He can heal my macular and reinstate 100% vision to my right eye! Perhaps like me you have been standing on God’s promise of healing and know His time has not come. Keep pressing on, standing on His promise for healing and reach out to Him for grace.
Psalm 31 :1 31 In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. 2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.
Psalm 31 ; 23 O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.4 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.