‘Tis So Sweet

’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, “Thus saith the Lord!”

The words of this hymn written by Louisa Stead remind us that God keeps His word.  The question becomes do we take Him at His Word?  Is there doubt in our minds?

Sometimes it is hard to rest upon His promise of healing when the evidence surrounding us screams otherwise.  When the pain is wearing me down and the doctor’s reports offer little hope, can I rest upon His promise that He is the God that healeth me?  I am learning to this very thing.

I’d like to share a testimony with you.  Three times in the past two weeks, I have had to go to the doctor.   Each time vitals were taken and to my surprise, my blood pressure was 128/72 each time!  This is without medication.  As little as a few months ago, my blood pressure was 140/90 with medication!  All that has changed is my faith level.  Writing this blog and digging into the Bible to discover what God says about healing has strengthened my faith and my body is responding.  My pastor calls this a progressive healing and I am grateful!

It is sweet to trust in Jesus, to take Him at His word and rest in His promises.  So how is your faith level these days?  Could it use some help?

Nothing builds faith like the word of God.  Romans 10:17 tells us that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Christ.  We can build our faith by speaking God’s Word out of our mouth.  From our mouth to our ears to our heart faith comes.  Find the promises of God that speak of healing and speak them out of your mouth as many times as it takes to enter that sweet, sweet place of rest.

Father God, You have spoken and You have shown us through Your word that it is indeed Your will to heal all who come to You through faith.  I choose to walk in faith, remind me of this when the pain is screaming and help me rest upon Your promises.  Thank You for my lowered blood pressure and my raised faith level.  What an awesome God You are.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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