God, thank You for Your unconditional love for me.
You pursue me like I’m a lost treasure.
You search me out, intentionally.
Your presence crashes over me in waves.
You bring healing to my body and soul.
When I am misunderstood, You reach out to me.
When I am neglected, You sweep me into your arms.
When I am exposed, You clothe me in Your understanding and protective care.
If I praise Your name in my deep troubles,
You make Yourself known and You act.
You rescue me because I am Your daughter.
As a Father, You discipline me because I am Your disciple.
You open doors and shut them, creating a rhythm that suits my life.
You give me life.
Praise Report! I’ve been dealing with neck pain and swelling for the past week. The doctors were confounded! It wasn’t meningitis. My thyroid was fine. Bloodwork was absolutely beautiful. They resolved to put me on antibiotics. On the way to the doctor, I had a minor panic attack and had to jump off of the train for a minute! As I prayed my typical, feverish “Lord, please don’t take me! Let me stay! Please heal me and help me.”, I clearly felt God saying “I will be your healer. Not the doctors. No one but Me. I will be your healer.”
Last night, I attended my bible study meeting and had the group lay hands on me to pray for healing. My bible study leader is actually one of the church elders so he anointed my neck with oil as well. He told me that I’m the second person ever to ask for healing, although Scripture tells us to seek healing and prayer from our elders. (Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. – James 5:14).
While I was prayed over, I felt something spiritual happen. My heart started palpitating and my body flushed. This happened when they prayed against any possible demonic attack that may be causing my neck pain. I knew this was a spiritual thing!
This morning I woke up with no swelling, no heat (my neck had become quite hot to the touch), and only minor discomfort. There’s no pain! The Lord healed me in my sleep.