I will never forget the day my mother surprised a doctor by the healing grace of God. She was a diabetic and as many who know of this disease that neuropathy is part of its package. We had visited the doctor who had seen a couple of her toes were turning black and he said they would have to amputate. My Mothers faith never wavered and said this is Gods body and he will take care of it and then smiled!(Philippians 1:20,21). According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
By the time the next appointment arrived the toes were completely normal, and we both anxiously waited to see what the doctor would say as he was so certain things would worsen. He removed her sock and then stood up and didn’t say a word then he looked up and said I’m not going to say anything and you could tell by the look on his face this was outside of what he would normally see in his practice. From that time on when the outward appearance of things didn’t match what was considered normal my Mother would say it’s an “inside Job”. Many around the world have also experienced the inside workings of what a strong faith filled life sees. (Hebrews 11:1). Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
To have the faith that moves mountains does not mean if one does not receive healing God does not care, DO NOT LOSE HOPE PEOPLE for in our weakness we are made strong just as Paul sought God three times to remove the thorn in his flesh he then understood that his physical weakness could display the power of Christ in his life! (2 Corinthians 12:7-10). And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
Life is truly hard but it is even more difficult without the hope we find in the one who was willing to die for us. Next time things seem so overpowering read 2 Corinthians 11:23-30 of all Paul endured and know the life of a Christian is like no other as they strive to enter the gates of heaven and do not live to stay in a world even Christ was not a part of. (John 15:16-20)…(John 18:36,37). Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.These things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.