Happy Holidays, Friend!
I’d like to share a truth and a story.
First the truth: We Are in Good Hands.
Yes, as a Christian we are in good hands! God is the only One who understands what is REALLY going on within us. We can show up to life with a smiley façade, yet inwardly we can be:
wounded in need of healing.
doubting God’s goodness and need more faith.
sorrowful and/or lonely and need of comfort and love.
exhausted and tired of trying to do it all and need God’s strength and wisdom.
Titus 3:4-6 (AMP)
“But when the goodness and kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared [in human form as the Man, Jesus Christ], He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we have done, but because of His own compassion and mercy, by the cleansing of the new birth (spiritual transformation, regeneration) and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out richly upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior,”
I Thank God… that by our faith in Jesus, His Holy Spirit fills us, comforts us, heals us, and restores us. He meets us where we are! No need to hide or try to do it alone!
Now for the story:
God gave me a wonderful analogy (of how He restores us) from a serious medical situation my brother was in.
Years ago, my brother had to be put into a medically induced coma due to a horrible case of pneumonia, which caused SARS to set in. SARS is a deep toughening and scarring of the lung tissue. The doctors were concerned that he would not survive. This made my brother a candidate for a research study using adult STEM Cells or a placebo. Despite this dire situation I knew my brother was in God’s hands, and I was comforted with God’s peace.
The doctor explained if he received the stem cells that they would go into the vein and then into the heart. He told me how the stems cells are created to pass through the body until it finds a place that needs healing.
That is exactly what happened. The cells passed through the heart and went into his lungs and began to heal him. Behind the scenes where no one could see, they were healing the lung tissue. The next day after hearing about my brother’s improved vitals, the morning doctor became very optimistic and said that my brother’s vitals were showing signs of the healing that was taking place.
It was amazing!!! Days later they were able to bring my brother out of the induced coma with no signs of SARS in his lungs. It was truly amazing!
The analogy I saw was a picture of how God restores us. When I received God’s Spirit. He filled me. He went into my heart and began the healing process that was needed.
When we surrender to God and entrust our heart and our future into His mighty hands, He begins to heal and restore us.
Friend, I want to pray for you:
Father, I pray You bless each and every one of us with a wonderful Christmas season, filled with Your love, joy, and peace!
And for those who are dealing with loss, pain, loneliness, doubt, or exhaustion, I pray You will meet them right where they are. Lord, fill them. Heal them. Restore them. Comfort them; wrap Your loving arms around them and bring them peace. In Jesus’ Name.
Friend, we are in God’s hands,