How many times have you prayed for God to deliver you from your stress, but forgotten to show up and do the work with Him?
I’ve done this so much.
2 years ago when I came back to faith in Christ, I’d pray fervently for God to heal me.
I knew He could, because He’d just delivered me from demon possession. I’d witnessed the power and authority of God. I knew He was bigger than my mental health.
But I was weak in my faith, unable to take ownership of my role in this life He’d given me.
You have a mind, body and soul that all live within this natural world, and the constraints of it.
Yes, at times He supernaturally intervenes on your behalf and things just evaporate out of nowhere.
But mostly, He reaches out His hand, asks you to take hold of it, and guides you through and out of the valley, alongside of you.
Because growth doesn’t happen without the struggles.
You need the strain and tension of doing the hard things with God to help grow you into the woman He’s designed you to be.
You need that time with Him to prove to your heart that HE IS GOD.
That He is everything the scriptures say He is.
That He is good and faithful and true.
Jehovah Nissi (God your banner (victory)).
Jehovah Rapha (God who heals you).
Jehovah Jireh (God who provides for you).
Jehovah Shalom (God your peace).
(queue Elevation Worship).
The next time you’re struggling with stress and praying for healing, remember to show up, so you can walk that journey with Him.