There are times when I feel so settled and secure in my relationship with the Lord. We’re coasting along riding wave after wave together and I don’t flinch or flail. I have the most confidence in who God is in my life. Yet recently out of nowhere, I got thrown off. As someone who is standing on God’s promise of healing things was going great and then symptoms began to arise that made me run. You might think I ran straight towards God but that wasn’t the case. I began to run towards fear and frustration. The symptoms began to speak louder than the voice of healing.
I headed towards the loudness of distrust instead of the silent confidence in God and His Word. I began to question His commitment to my well-being. After standing on the Word and proclaiming my healing in and through Christ time after time I had a moment of weakness. I wanted to give up because I was tired. I ran!
Now I must change my direction! I have to remember my training in the Word and let faith not emotions coach me back towards God. I’ve prayed for Him to meet me in my weariness and strengthen me in His love. I must come to know beyond knowing that God is on my side. I’m sharing this in hopes that it will help you if you’re running away as well. Let faith coach you back to God as I am being coached. Of course, it is the Word that must have its way in our hearts, and below are a few scriptures to accomplish that goal.
But they who wait for 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.
For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.”
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
1 John 5:4
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen
BY: Rhonie McBerry
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.