Yesterday I had a sudden pain, and then I had no pain because I believe that Jesus already bore my pain for me a long time ago. Today I want to tell you what happened so I can brag on Him and how faithful He is, He was, and how faithful He will always be!
—Isaiah 53:4 Surely He has borne our grief’s (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole. AMPC
The pain started suddenly and as it did I went straight into my regular faith routine. I immediately put my faith into motion as I have always done and said out loud, “by His stripes I was healed, He bore my pain, my sorrow, my sickness and disease, no pain in Jesus name!” I cried in pain, as I continued to confess my well practiced phrase, —“No pain in Jesus name!”
When the pain didn’t leave soon enough, I asked God what was happening. I expected it to go because He said what I say will happen if I believe (Mark 11:23-24). It has always worked for me —ever since I started trusting Him. Therefore I fully expected the pain to cease!
God also said if I lack wisdom I can go to Him, and —He gives to all liberally without fault finding (James 1:5).
After I asked Him what the problem was He told me. He immediately brought to mind something I recently heard a minister of the gospel say about pain. The person said the pain is in our mind and that is why when the medical professionals put us out, we have no pain. Then God told me to go to bed and go to sleep and in doing so the pain would leave. God gave me the impression it was not a big deal, even as though it was all in my head —and I guess it was!
I went to bed and as I lay my head on the pillow, I had a vain imagination that made me tense. Just like Jesus said as soon as you hear the Word Satan comes, and he did come (Mark 4:14). Now I could picture in my mind rushing off to the doctor as if God’s Word wasn’t enough, as if those stripes did nothing!
“God!” I called out to Him in desperation! He knew I needed to hear Him again —and at once He reminded me of something He had said to me before, that I am fully sufficient in Him (Philippians 4:13).
At that I rested my head deep down into the pillow, feeling at peace and woke up with absolutely no pain! Isn’t He wonderful? Yes He is!
In the new day as God always does —He started talking to me. Today it was about His people. About how many are not rooted and grounded in Him. In a crisis as I had how most get anxious and hope they can find some help. Then in that panic state of mind they run off to find an answer not knowing that the answer they need, is Him and —He is right there on the inside of them. All the while God is there waiting for us to come to Him.
God showed me that He is saddened by this. That is when I knew I was to share this with you today. So you can know what I have —and that you can have it as well.
If we would just trust Him life could be easy and abundant as He designed it to be.
I love this new life I have found in Him and I am bragging to you about Him —not me. Personally, to me it is so much easier to climb in bed at bedtime than it is to get dressed, run to the doctor, and then to wait on the doctor. Maybe or maybe not get a correct diagnosis and then have to wait for the pain relief they decide on. As well, maybe having to come home in the same or in a worse condition than before.
Besides, Jesus bore my sickness, disease, my pain, and my sorrow, so why should I go to a doctor and pay a doctor to try and do what Jesus already did. Jesus already paid a high price for my healing. Why wouldn’t I take it, rather than struggle?
Now I didn’t get to the place in my relationship with God overnight, therefore I am in no way suggesting to you to do what I did without God guiding you. But, I am suggesting you come to a place where you fully trust and rely on Him. To the place where the price He paid for you —you can actually see and acknowledge. Otherwise, it seems to me, if we don’t acknowledge what He did, why did He even do it? If it was for nothing, if we won’t receive it —than why did He bother?
That is not me; I am going to acknowledge what He did for me. He bore my pain for me so I don’t have to, so I will declare that truth and receive, what is to me —such a precious gift.
How can you get to such a place? Seems like a hard thing for many, but the answer is simple. Spend time to get to know Him. You can’t trust the Someone you can’t hear —the Someone you don’t know.