Last week, a chronic pain in the neck decided to flare up and cause me a great deal of discomfort. And yesterday, I had an unexpected allergic reaction after eating out at a place I normally don’t have an issue at.
Physical pain and discomfort is inconvenient, isn’t it friend?
On the days when my inflammation was so bad I could hardly get up out of bed, let alone raise my head off my pillow with ease, even though I was following doctor’s orders, I sensed God telling me that I needed Him to battle for my physical wellness.
For one of the characteristics Jesus showed us while living on earth was how much God is into healing:
“He heals your diseases—every one.” Psalm 103:3 MSG
“Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.” Matthew 4:23 NIV
It turned out as I prayed and listened to His prompting after experiencing a season of prolonged sinus infections which wouldn’t clear, making it hard to breathe and sleep, that I should get allergy tested.
That’s when two main items I had been eating on a daily basis came back as major allergens. Meaning they were the cause of the joint pain I had throughout my body, which was not early onset arthritis like the doctors thought, and the root cause for my ongoing sinus infections.
Which I never would have discovered without God bringing it to my attention after seeking Him in prayer.
Now I still pray and ask Him to heal me of my severe allergies. For now, I avoid them whenever possible, thankful that I am aware of them, but ever trusting He will continue to send His angels to protect me, and continue to battle for my physical health when it comes under attack or injury.
Even on the hard days when how I am physically feeling seems overwhelming, knowing God battles for me as He strengthens me when I need it.
“You wrapped me with strength for battle.” Psalm 18:39 EHV
“He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.” (Isaiah 40:30-31 MSG)
How has He battled for your physical health, friend? I’d love to hear your stories of His intervention, protection and healing.
Tomorrow, I will be chatting about mental battles. Hope you will join me.