My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.
–Proverbs 4:20-22 (NLT)
Alone in the hospital, I clung to these verses and others like them. I remember very little of my time there. The Word of God brought me safely through each battle every day. It built my faith to believe that Jesus had already healed me. I was in the process of believing in His finished work of Grace. Jesus was with me each way I tossed in the bed—holding me, speaking His promises, and reminding me of His constant and abiding love.
In Proverbs 4, God calls me “my child.” I am His beloved. He tells me I am in good health just as my soul prospers. My soul prospers when it is transformed by Truth and believes it. “Pay attention,” the Holy Spirit says. “Don’t just rush through the Word. Listen carefully. Don’t let my Words out of your sight. They will go deep into your heart and penetrate Truth into your mind and then into your body. When you discover the Truth in my Words, they bring life to you. They bring healing to your whole body.”
Today I am home on home health. It has been a battle to find a doctor. The one I had for years was called to do something new by Jesus. I had an appointment with a nurse practitioner at the clinic to see me and get me a physician. But before that appointment could materialize, my body started in a downfall like I’ve never known. Home from the hospital, I am on a special medication drink which needs to be managed by a doctor—a nephrologist. But I have no one to manage it—just the orders from the hospital discharge prescribing it for me. I have some health professionals saying not to take it and others saying to take it. I have opinions instead of direction. The Holy Spirit is my guide through this time. I have experienced His nudges to go a certain way. He sent a pharmacist at CVS to work behind the lines to help me. I believe I will get the physician I need. Each day I choose to believe that the hurdle before me is gone. And hurdles are starting to fall. The race gets easier!
The Word is LIFE. You can stand on its Truth. God’s Word accomplishes His purpose. Listen to what He says. Don’t listen to opinions. Believe His Word. Allow it to transform your fear into peace. Allow it to set you free from the lies that have hammered your mind. No weapon comes against you. You are a child of God because of the love of His precious Son. You are new—healed—whole—restored. Believe, my friend, and trust Him. Believe Grace.