Silencing the Symptoms

I can’t speak for anyone else on their healing journey but I can certainly give someone hope and encouragement as I share my experiences. In fact, that’s the very thing I’m trying to get past…my experiences.

When it has come to this healing journey my experiences with painful symptoms have been the hardest place for me to get past. Do I believe that Jesus healed me…Yes.  Am I getting better and better every day…Yes.

The journey has now become silencing the symptoms that try so hard to speak. They try to speak of disease and not being free. They try to plant seeds of doubt so a harvest of distrust in my healing is manifested. They try to send me into the dark hole of hopelessness. When they occur, their voice tries to drown out the only voice that should be speaking…The Holy Spirit.

I love the way that Pastor John McCurdy spoke these encouraging words to me one time when I was in the midst of symptoms, “What you feel and experience may be facts. The truth is you are healed and the truth is more real than facts.” What a powerful statement. Therefore I must go to the most truthful place that dispels any symptoms that try to attack my body and that is the Holy Spirit. God in me speaking truths about God’s Word of healing that has the power to silence the cries of symptoms.

The only way to stand on God’s Word of truth concerning healing is to allow those words to be my medicine. It’s easy to have total trust in physical medicines, I don’t question their effectiveness but am I questioning the effectiveness of my spiritual medicine? Please hear my heart this is not a rallying cry to suddenly tell anyone to abandon any medications you are currently prescribed by your doctors. I’m simply starting the trust in my spiritual medicine should be just as easy to achieve as I do physical medicine.

Feeding on God’s Word! This is when my spiritual medicine will be the most effective. Here are a few verses of good spiritual medicine.

Isaiah 55:11

So is My word that goeth out of My mouth, It turneth not back unto Me empty, But hath done that which I desired, And prosperously effected that for which I sent it.

Isaiah 53:4,5

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Ephesians 6:10

 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Psalm 103:3

Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

Exodus 23:25

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee

Psalm 107:20

 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.


I pray that this will blog encourage someone who needs to silence their symptoms as well.

BY: Rhonie McBerry

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Rhonie, is a licensed radiation therapist providing care to those battling cancer. She learned to embrace a new normal after being diagnosed with Crohn’s. disease and uses the power of words to encourage others to see past their darkest day to a brighter horizon.

She is the author of Embracing a New Normal, God Has Drawn The Blueprints Vol I & II, Words That Surround Your Soul devotionals.

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