I have felt fine the past couple of days. Today, has been problematic. My face is killing me. I feel like I have been hammered in the face with a 20-pound sledge. I guess, I am just fated to have these from time to time. The darker it gets, the greater my pain grows. However, I have been running thoughts about healing while suffering.

There is a biblical promise found in the New Testament which states, “by His stripes, we are healed.” I am a firm believer in the healing power of prayer. I will use an example of healing. To protect the identity of my example, I will name him Joey Brown. JB’s life was one of trouble. He ended up in prison due to drugs. While in prison one of his legs became hurt and he walked with a limp. Upon his release from prison, he walked from the prison to our church. Service after service, he worshipped the Lord with a fervency I have yet to see replicated.

One morning he woke up and something was different. Instead of the limp, his leg was healed. Fittingly, on Sunday afternoon, I heard a message preached from I Samuel 7:12. The message was untitled, but it was concerning how altars are for praying upon and sacrificed upon. However, there is another purpose of an altar and that is to remind us of when the Lord was our help.

I will use myself for my last example. At three years of age, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. My pastor’s wife one night took my face in her hands and said, “The Lion of the Tribe of Judea will heal your son.” These prophetic words served as an anchor for my family’s faith. Nine years later, at the ripe age of 12, I was given a clean bill of health by my doctor. From all accounts, my brain showed zero seizure activity. Now, I am sure some people are going to be cynical about my healing since I have been diagnosed with generalized epilepsy disorder.  Allow me to clarify. I still believe I am healed (even now) but given the extent of my injuries in Iraq, coupled with several other factors, has led me to have seizures.

Therefore, I am healed. I am grateful for healing.

Here is to feeling better tomorrow.

11 December 2019

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