Scripture Reading: Psalm 6:1-5
“…But You, O Lord – how long?...” (6:3b – NASB)
Reflection & Observation:
I know – a new year. New goals. Another opportunity – or opportunities to come! Yet, there still may be that one thing we have been asking God about. The one thing we need help with. Like the psalmist speaks in these verses about being afflicted with pains and afflictions. The writer gives explanations or reasons why they are seeking healing and grace – why they are in need. How many times have you gone to God just like that? Asking for healing from mental exhaustion or bodily afflictions. Or asking for grace to help strengthen you to keep going until healing and deliverance comes. How many times have you asked God: How Long? It appears so many things happen that distract, detour, or dictate what God promises. When will the change happen? The good news is change will come and even the slightest of change can help!
Along with your honest prayer to God (because there is nothing wrong with asking God that question of how long – just be ready to clean up your face when He breaks it with asking you the same question…LOL), also take a moment to see what you can do. Even if you think you have done everything you could, believe me, there is more you can do! I used to believe the same thing and tell God: “I have done all I could do…”, “I have done everything right…”. But, I really had not done all I could do, nor I had I done everything right! I remember when I first started having all over body pains and started pointing the blame to others versus myself. Then when the doctors said it is fibromyalgia, I was like, ‘well, I have done all I could, I guess…’. But then I met with a specialist who reminded me that our bodies were designed to heal itself. I do not know if she was trying to be spiritual or not, but I felt God! God designed these weak, fragile, corruptible, naturally deteriorating bodies to heal itself! I am not sure HOW or WHY He did it – all I know is I THANK GOD FOR HIS HANDY WORK! That is when I started to follow her recommendations: No bread, no gluten, no sugar, no sugar substitutes, exercise, take a probiotic nightly, meditate, rest, drink plenty of water, avoid processed foods as much as possible, and more! Now did I do all those things overnight? UUUUHHHH, NO!!! It takes time! But I did not give up because believe me the pain did not stop overnight either. But now, as I share this story, I no longer suffer from all over body pains! GLORY TO GOD!! I am daily walking in my healing!
I chose to watch my diet. I chose to allow God’s handy work to heal itself. I chose meditation which helped me to continue seeking what more I can do versus always asking God how long. I chose to say ‘yes’ to the striving for a healthier eating habits and seeking God for more that I could do. Consider what more you can do. You can meditate more so that you are not focusing so much on what is not happening and more on what you can be doing. When you meditate, you discover peace, patience, and less stress.
I want to hear from you! Consider what more you can do in 2019. I declare and decree 2019 will be greater than the last years! Not because it is a popular phrase or cliche but because each year is supposed to be greater! That's God's Will for us! Comment below on what you will do throughout this year to ensure for a great year!
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