God’s Prescription (While I Wait)

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My daughter was barely into her teenage years when she noticed dry patches all over her scalp. Thinking it was her shampoo, we changed it, but they didn’t go away.

I took her to the doctor who recommended a Dermatologist. She was diagnosed with Psoriasis, and prescribed an ointment for treatment. It had steroids in it, which I was against, but we used it in hopes of a cure. The dry patches spread from her head, all over her body, down to her feet. We went back to the Dermatologist and started light treatments.

She was at that age where peoples opinions mattered.

They looked at her in public wondering what was wrong with her skin. She wore long sleeved shirts and pants during the summer in Texas. She didn’t go to parties, or any social event to avoid explanation.

It was heart-wrenching for a Mother to watch.

The light treatments. “Step into the light,” they said. We chose that machine and God’s light.

God’s word has power, especially when spoken out-loud.

We compiled a list of scripture below, and she read them out loud every night before sleep. There are more than just these, and I am speaking all of them while I wait. The moral of the story is…She was getting dressed one day, and noticed her spots were completely gone. They have not returned.

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Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. Therefore, I forbid any sickness or disease to come upon this body. Every disease germ and every virus that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus. Every organ and every tissue of this body functions in the perfection to which God created it to function, and I forbid any malfunction in this body, in the name of Jesus!

Ex. 15: 26 He said, “If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.”

DT 28:6 You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

DT 28:7 The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.

PS 103:2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits–PS 103:3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,

PR 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

ISA 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

MK 11:23 “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, `Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that You have received it, and it will be yours.

All the Pieces

When someone hurts you, it hurts. It’s a lot like an actual wound where you get cut, it bleeds, you stop the bleeding and give it time to heal. If you don’t take care of it, it can become infected, or not heal properly. It takes time to heal.

When people hurt me, I try not to take it personally. It’s something they are going through and I just got it the way. If they hurt me continuously and I don’t remove myself from the situation, it’s like picking the scab off the original wound. It doesn’t have time to heal, and the pain starts again.

Feeling the pain of being hurt, you must take time for yourself to let it heal. Some people hold onto the pain and let it fester into bitterness and resentment. This is a devastating way to live your life. Every time you are reminded of  the person who hurt you, the scab comes off and you bleed.

Go through the healing process and allow yourself time to realize you are going to be okay. Once the wound is completely healed, you’ll be better than okay. Every good cry, washes away the pain and makes me better than before. Get to the other side of pain and become stronger for it.

There is beauty on the other side of pain.

Everyone heals at a different pace, but it shouldn’t take a lot of time. A broken bone takes roughly 6 to 8 weeks to heal, but your heart may take more or less time. It depends on how deep the cut. If you can forgive the person who caused you pain, step away and take time for the wound to heal. Time and God can heal a broken heart. With God, just make sure you give Him all the pieces.