Today, when I got out of bed, I experienced severe pain. The doctor’s use a scale that goes to 10 to determine pain levels, with 10 being debilitating, unbearable pain. I believe the pain this morning would be a 12. I could barely walk, the pain was so intense. I’d like to say I got up and began confessing healing scriptures and praising God and thanking Him for my healing. Those would have been great things to do, but I didn’t do those. I murmured and complained and wondered how I would get through the day like this. I had a very small crisis of faith. For a few moments, only a few, I questioned if healing was really for everyone. I know better, but pain makes me think crazy things at times.
I considered posting on Facebook and asking friends and family to pray for me, but I didn’t do that either. Some people who love me would worry and I didn’t want that. I know this will pass.
I texted my friend and prayer partner and let her know I wouldn’t make to prayer this morning because of pain. I didn’t ask her to pray. I didn’t ask because I knew I didn’t need to. She would pray because that is what prayer warriors do – they pray. I knew she would pray because she is my friend and that is what friends do – pray for their hurting friends.
She texted her prayer to me, she prayed that God’s Kingdom would come to my body in Jesus’ name. A kingdom that doesn’t include sickness, pain, suffering, mental torment, lack of any sort. A kingdom of blessings that only God can bring to a broken life or body.
What is the hurt that has come your way?
Disease, sickness, financial lack, betrayal, relational problems?
Are you just sick and tired of being sick and tired?
Have you asked for prayer?
Do you have a go to person that you can lean on during this difficult season of your life?
Could you be blessed by having the kingdom of God bursting loose upon your life bringing healing and joy and peace and abundance?
Having pain and suffering and lack and relational problems and financial woes and disease and being in need doesn’t make you a less than person; it just means you are human and life sometimes brings these things to all of us.
Don’t suffer alone; don’t suffer in silence. Don’t let pain isolate you from others. We all need somebody, sometime.
If you need someone to pray for you or someone to lean on, can I suggest you ask God to show you that person? If you need someone to pray for you and someone to lean on, I volunteer. You lean on me and I will lean on you and together we will see God’s kingdom here on earth!
Lord Jesus, thank You for putting people in my life that I can lean on. And thank You for the people that feel they can lean on me. Thank You, too, that my crisis of faith is shorter lived than ones I have had in the past. I pray for my family and friends that Your kingdom would explode upon their lives and we would all be able to say, only because of God! Only God! Help me to be the prayer warrior and friend that my family and friends can count on, in Your name, I pray, Amen.