On this Page I will be adding subjects that will be SUB-titled on each topic as Abba leads me to share.
Suffering, Pain and Illness #1
Have you been born with a disability? Or experiencing excruciating pain? Or suffering an illness? I will be sharing the experience of others as well as my own. Sometimes we ask God why we are so ill and why He is not healing us! It depends on each of our own individual lives. I would like to share a few scriptures that blessed me so much in my trials!
1 Corinthians 10:13 No trial has overtaken you except such as is common to man, and Elohim is trustworthy, who shall not allow you to be tried beyond what you are able, but with the trial shall also make the way of escape, enabling you to bear it.
Ya’Aqob / James 1:2-4 My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the proving of your belief works endurance. 4 And let endurance have a perfect work, so that you be perfect and complete, lacking in naught.
Yohanan / John 9:1-3 And passing by, He saw a man, blind from birth. 2 And His taught ones asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?” 3 Yeshua / (Jesus) answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of Elohim (G-d) might be manifest in him.
So we have three different ways to look at this topic at least by the three scriptures mentioned. After years of experiencing illnesses like Rheumatoid Arthritis, at a stage my auto-immune system was challenged I was only 12yrs old, I was in so much pain in the joint, the burning heat and swelling of the skin, I could hardly walk and ascending and descending stairs, was unbearable. Diseases – I had bilharzia for 20yrs and did not know why I was terribly sick, until a Doctor did a total complete Blood Screen and found that I was positive for Bilharzia. As a young girl I was in the UK and had very severe chicken-pox. I was scared as a result; had measles at a young age and I was so photophobic it was awful I was in bed for nearly two weeks. When my son was three years old, he had mumps and I caught it as well and had meningitis with it; which is common. I had head bursting pain and the slight movement of the head was terribly painful, while being pregnant, I could not take any treatment. I was vaccinated when I was young, but I still got these illnesses. I had burned my hand putting it flat on a hot stove, had to sleep with my hand on an ice tray for two nights. I have had four very painful operations and lost a baby when I was four months pregnant. Please read the blog Walking down the lonely corridor. I was physically and emotionally abused. I had severe depression for half of my life as well as hypertension. I had fibromyalgia, very painful at a slight touch. I had three natural births leaving me very scarred, tore fissures and have difficulty since. I have horrible pain on and off all my life because of that. I have had nocturnal epilepsy. The trauma of all the above has cost me a lot, but most of all, I have come so close to G-d and I will forever Praise and thank Him for walking with me which has caused to me to grow spiritually and it has matured my attitude. As well as appreciating life, when I was very well. There are several other issues I have experienced, which are too personal to share.
In my pain and suffering, I learned ABOUT healing! I appreciated people who are suffering and lonely. Most of all I learned more about my Creator and how much He cared for me when I was so sick and held me by His right hand. He made me feel so loved and life had a totally new meaning for me. He never left me nor forsook me. I learned in suffering that I walked even more closer to Abba. I was able to help those who were suffering, I had a friend who had polio which left her very cripple and her back was very damaged. I found children at school, ignore you when you are not well and they could even be cruel. Sadly I experienced this as an adult.
So when James said, count it “joy”…… I DO see my joy now and what God was doing with my life. It is NOT always the devil, it is NOT because you don’t have enough “faith.” It is NOT because you don’t eat right!! Don’t let anyone discourage you in your illness. God knows exactly where you are each day of your life. Trust HIM for your healing !!
My granny had Parkinson’s Disease and I grew up watching her suffer, spilling her tea and not being able to write letters, so she used an old typewriter in those days. My dad had prostate cancer and died when it spread into his bones (metastasis). My mother had cancer of the throat of which she was healed. Later she became very ill when she was 68yrs, she slowly faded away from her family and the world around her, she had Lewy Body Dementia for 12yrs. Watching her disappear in her mind and memory we used songs to connect and she always remembered the words. Keeping regular visits helped her communicate well for a period. She used non-verbal (actions) verses verbal when trying to explain her experiences in the clinic. She responded very well to our hugs, touches, holding hands, looking at her all the time and it made some sense to her. Keeping short time between our visits helped us a lot to keep up with her mind. As time moved on you could see her frustration trying to express herself. Life is so valuable and short and we need to learn to take that responsibility towards those who suffer. Pray, Pray and Pray. Elohim is with you ALL the time.
Psalms / Tehillim 18:6 In my distress I called upon YHWH, And to my Elohim I cried; He heard my voice from His Hekal, And my cry went before Him, into His ears.
Psalms / Tehillim 27:1 YHWH is my light and my deliverance; Whom should I fear? YHWH is the refuge of my life; Whom should I dread?
Psalms / Tehillim 46:1 Elohim is our refuge and strength, A help in distress, soon found.
Psalms / Tehillim 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in YOU, Your Highways are in their heart.
Dedicated to my little sibling who lost it’s life in utero.
Dedicated to my little baby that died in my womb when I was only 4 months pregnant.
I learned to have BELIEF in my KING through my suffering.
PRAISE AND GLORY FOREVER TO OUR KING WHO LOVES US SO MUCH !! \0/
James 5:14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the assembly, and let them pray over him, having anointed him with oil in the Name of the Master.