Hello everyone! I just wanted to share something quickly with you today. Have you been believing for something for a long time? Like healing for your body? Or promotion at work? Or anything for that matter? I have been believing for healing for my body and mind for a long time. I lived like this for many years. Yearning for healing for what seemed like forever. I prayed, believed, hoped and I would not get a full breakthrough, though I’ve had glimpses of it along the way. God, what am I missing?
I had a breakthrough on March 23, 2018, that lasted only a couple of days. During this time I had a near complete breakthrough, but nearly all the symptoms came back just a couple of days later. Depression and physical pain came right back on me. I found myself asking God why’d this happen? The symptoms came back strong right around Easter of this year. I was devastated. I was so frustrated with God over this happening to me. I was thinking, “what am I missing here?” I lost hope for a period of time. Just yesterday though, something amazing happened.
I had been writing for a few months, but I never shared it with anyone before. THE VERY MOMENT I decided to start this blog and began writing with people in mind, the breakthrough came back. The scales of depression have left, my chronic neck pain went away and I believe in my heart the healing will last this time. It took a long time for it to manifest, but when it did, it came quickly! I decided I wasn’t going to wallow in my pain any longer. For the first time, I had a stronger desire to reach people and I wanted to take action.
That decision was a step of faith for me. Nothing major, but so powerful. It’s only now that I realize that sometimes we need to take a step of faith to see change happen. Maybe your next breakthrough will come when you decide to take an action step? The Bible does say that faith without works is dead. It doesn’t even have to be anything huge. Try to give someone hope and you may just find your own.
Update: I went out for a nice evening with my family tonight and had a good time. I did notice some neck pain that crept up on me. It was just enough to be a nuisance. Still, no anxiety and no depression thank God. I felt it was important to share this with you because it’s only a minor setback. I still feel the same about everything I shared in this post. I’m certainly not going to let the pain stop me from pressing forward. I know God wants me to do this and I’m determined to share. I’m determined to encourage you.
So if you are like me and experience setbacks, big or small, don’t get discouraged. I know it’s easier said than done, but find a way to stay positive. Talk to someone who you can trust. If no one is available then listen to some peaceful music. Find something with words that will lift you up. Read something that will build you up. Do something positive that will help you take your mind off of your circumstances. Try to meet someone else’s need if you can. We can do this together!