Three weeks ago, this was the YouVersion Verse of the Day:
It was an especially sweet Word for me because at that very time, I couldn’t move freely without an involuntary yelp after having pulled muscles from too much avid calisthenics to the La La Land soundtrack.
I had an upcoming scheduled trip one week hence and suddenly, I wasn’t sure if I would be fit for travel. I wasn’t even sure if I had injured myself for good. But this Word was comforting! I thanked God for this promise (to claim) of my healing.
There was no time to see a doctor; there was so much work I had to do at the shop so I also didn’t want to be told to stay home to rest just then. As I went about my business, I hung onto The Word. [I would still recommend that anyone with any symptoms they are not comfortable with see a doctor as soon as they can!]
By God’s grace, a hot water pad my friend and decorator, Joi, pointed me to when we were at TruValue a week prior (for my husband when he had abdominal discomfort) was providentially put to good use for my muscles too!
A doctor friend, Roslyn, who came to check up my husband also checked me up and prescribed for me Ponstan pain reliever of which I kept a packet in my bag to take in case of unbearable pain but By God’s grace, didn’t come to the point of needing to take it.
Two days before my scheduled trip, I could walk freely with no pain! The trip went as scheduled with many blessings to count.
I had a chance to see snowfall in Nara, Japan and the view reminded me of this verse:
[…Declares the Lord, … ] “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:10-12 NIV
Last Sunday, I was at a farewell musical get-together for my Japanese friend, Shizuko. When I saw the video Ann sent of our time together, it dawned on me as the fulfillment of the healing promise in God’s Word. I just have to bow down before God in worship and pause for this thanksgiving.
[Pardon my dancing, I get animated when I hear dance music and I’ve had too much <water> to drink.]. Malu’s choice of song for her choreography tutorial, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, is a great reflection of God’s immeasurable love for us that no height, depth, nor anything else in creation can separate us from. (Rom 8:39).
The Merrymakers: Malu, Mely, Elnora, Ann, Karen,Sharmaine, Shizuko, Aki, Marion, Lillian
Thank You Lord for Your mercy, grace, and healing! And most of all, for speaking hope through your Word! [Thank You too for my dearest sisters who prayed for my healing when I wasn’t sure where it was going.[
How about you my friend? Are you looking out for God’s Word for you? Praying that through it, He minister to your very need right now. If you are experiencing something difficult or painful, may He mightily encourage you in Jesus’s name and for His glory amen.