Grace and peace on you today Dear Hearts Right now I am so very grateful for the healing ministry of Jesus. The past 48 hours have proven, once again, that Psalm 107.20 is true…beyond a shadow of a doubt.
“He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.”
Tuesday, about midnight, our kitty woke me from a sound sleep wanting to go out. I headed for the door, slid it open cat-wide and reached for her to encourage her exit. She has been known to play the “nope, I’ve changed my mind” game.
“Not gonna happen tonight, Kiki!”
Then, without warning, I either lost my balance or passed out from getting up too quickly. Either way I ended up taking a nasty fall into the doorway, slamming my face and shoulder against the frame and banging my “bad” knee into the floor.
“Well…that was fun!”
I rolled over on my bottom and began declaring “Jesus IS Lord over this!” It took me a full five minutes to hoist myself to my feet using one good arm and whatever furniture I could reach. My shoulder, the one that was “frozen” with a tiny rotator cuff tear about a decade ago, was threatening a repeat performance. The pain was, like before, excruciating!
My child, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.Proverbs 4:20-23 (ESV)
Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.
For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
I spent the rest of the night alternating between tears and prayers, finally falling asleep just before Mr. L left for his Wednesday morning Bible Study Group, asking for prayer just as he passed me in the hall. By nine o’clock, when he came home, I was feeling there might be another “frozen shoulder” episode in my immediate future.
We prayed! D. laid hands on me, anointed the shoulder and other assorted bruises with oil, then babied me, as only he can, for the remainder of the day. By evening I was able to move without screaming in pain. We continued to pray and believe God’s Word throughout the remainder of the day.
Today, I am so very delighted to tell you, everything is almost back to normal…whatever normal may be. The pain is nothing to complain about. The arm is moving with full rotation. And, Jesus IS indeed Lord.
As we reviewed my three-point landing, we realized, once again, the fall was no where near what it might have been. I did not smash into the glass sliding door, or tumble out and down the steps into the porch, and so on and so forth. I didn’t see a guardian angel, but it certainly looks as though one must have been close by.
Thank you Abba, for your protection from destruction, in Jesus precious name.
Follower of Christ, writer & artist.