This is my personal story/belief- not meant to diagnose anyone…

So here it is 8:45 p.m., and everything hurts. The cold achy, stuffy, nursing the teething baby kind of pains. But I am a believer… what now?

The Bible says:

Mal. 4:2 “But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; And you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.”

Psalm 107:20 “He sent His Word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.”

Isaiah 53:5 “But He was wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

So what’s up, huh? Why would I have all these promises made available to me, and no immediate results once I speak them? Simple. I’ve been sinning, and I need to repent.

Sinning? Ok- so maybe that’s a little harsh- I’ve been being disobedient. I haven’t been, listening. About a week ago, the Lord dealt with me. He told me “You need to start going to bed when the kids do.” Of course, I resisted (not intentionally of course). I started going to bed with them, the first night, and the second. But then things started to getting busy, and I became distracted. For the last four nights of that week I had been up until 1 a.m.! That IS NOT what the LORD told me to DO! So of course, now that I am wiped out, I am remembering what He told me in the first place.

Disobedience will always be a blessing blocker.

The Word of God isn’t something that you can just play around with. You either believe that He is talking to you, or not. When you hear that still small voice, the more you obey Him the clearer His voice becomes.

If I was listening I wouldn’t be hurting right now.

The instructions were simple. “Go to bed when the kids do.” What I saw as a permanent life style change, might have been just for a week or two. I am sure He knew what was around the bend, and being the loving God that He is, He wanted me to slow down… way, way down.

Our God is a loving forgiving God.

Now these scriptures have been available to work in me all along, I have now repented and have begun meditating and praising God for each and every one of them! So here I am at 9:28 p.m., being healed. Recognizing that for a moment I stepped out of His Will for me. Realizing that I let my bad habits (not of staying up late, but of NOT LISTENING), keep me from the blessing.

Going to bed early, following His commands. Listening to how much He loves me, and wants me to be able to avoid this pain in the future. I have learned personally that God’s ways are higher than mine. And He is always, well… right!

May peace be on you dear Readers,
May your ear be in tune to His Ways.
May you diligently seek Him,
And know that He cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you.”

… and P.S…. I went to bed early the night that I wrote this! What is it GOD is telling you to do?


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