God is bigger than any weapon, any mountain, any sickness, in your life.
His Word will not return void.
You are His and He is yours, and never forget, NO weapon formed against you shall prosper.
What I’ve found in my own journey with chronic illness is this. Weapons will be formed. Arrows of disease, or whatever is up against you, will be shot your way. And there may be some wounds along the way, some piercing of the skin. But, with God, those weapons will not prosper in your life. You may be thinking, “Oh is that so? How is that when I’m so sick I can’t even work a job or raise my kids or ….”
I completely understand those thoughts. When we’re looking at the outward appearance of our circumstances, we can have those thoughts, those doubts, about the weapons in our lives prospering. I’ve been ill 11 years this spring with Lyme disease, a serious disease that when in its late stages, can become chronic and nearly impossible to cure.
Even with this serious disease in my body, I do not see it as prospering in my life. Not even because I’ve healed about 75% and am considered functional now. Nope, I could be sick as a dog and still not see this weapon formed against me and my family as prospering. Why? Because Lyme hasn’t taken away my faith and my relationship with God. It hasn’t taken away my perspective that, while on earth, I might deal with so much pain, but in heaven, I’ll be healed. My spirit is strong, though my body weak.
The way I look at it, even if I’m not healed in this life, the weapon still didn’t win. God wins. Jesus WON on the cross, for me … and you. These weapons of sickness and disease are only temporary. And they will not have final say in our bodies or in our lives.
When we look at the weapons against us as temporary and only able to pierce us in this earthly life, we can have a perspective that the enemy will never win and we’ll be able to maintain our faith and relationship with God. Lyme wouldn’t only like to take my life, but it would, through Satan, like to take my love for Jesus. That desire of Satan’s, that weapon he has tried to form against me, has not, and will not, prosper.
If you’re struggling with an illness, especially a long fought battle, or a serious battle, I want to encourage you – hang on to your faith, and this scripture, because God means what He said and He is the prayer answerer and truth speaker and His word will not return void. Even when our physical eyes don’t see the answer, the answer is there, it’s in the pipeline, it’s headed your way. And it may not look like we think it should, but God will make a way where there seems to be no way.
Hang onto your faith, friend. That is where God is found, where Christ can bring you comfort, joy, and healing.
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