Encouragement doesn't happen automatically. It's something we seek, especially when we are downtrodden and at our lowest points. I am blessed with an incredible family and amazing friends. I cannot believe how much people love and care for me. For example, one of my friends sent me a text the morning of the MRI to let me know he was praying for me--when people say they'll pray that's taking special action. To let me know that you still remember and are praying that morning/the day of is meaningful!
On Saturday, some of my friends came over for homemade pizza and a football game. I had been really down all day long, being around people that love and care for me was a blessing and encouragement!
Below I am going to share part of a conversation I had on Skype with a friend of mine.
Trust in the Lord he will help you, read and remember this scripture, 1 Peter: 5.6- 7
1 Peter 5:6-7Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
His hand is stronger and it removes the sick and the pain, lay down on Him and He will do the miracle for you. Amen
Always have confidence in the lord and trust in Him; He will cure the illness. I have seen Jesus do lots of miracles. God promises us, His people, in Isaiah 43: 3-5, that he will be with us in any situation we encounter. He is with you, Faith. He is more then willing to rescue you from your sickness. Amen
Isaiah 43:3-5For I am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
Cush and Seba in exchange for you.
Because you are precious in my eyes,
and honored, and I love you,
I give men in return for you,
peoples in exchange for your life.
Fear not, for I am with you;
I will bring your offspring from the east,
and from the west I will gather you.
We will keep you in our prayers, always trusting God.
Last night I also had the opportunity to spend a couple hours in prayer with one of my really close friends. This time was healing and meaningful. I look forward to spending the time in prayer with my friend again.