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    Faith and Health

    10 Powerful Ways God Heals Us Today

    One of God’s names is Jehovah-Rophe which means “to heal and restore”.  I love this name because living with a chronic illness, means I pray to God for healing A LOT.  And yet, every day I still struggle with many frustrating symptoms.   Maybe you are in that place.   You’ve cried out to God again and again. Only to have your prayers met with silence.  When suffering from health issues, it can be hard to wait for God to move. To constantly wonder if today will be the day He will finally heal you.  The problem is we often expect God to heal us in the way we want Him to and…

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    Bible Verses

    33 Encouraging Psalms for Hard Times

    Life can be hard. And that, quite frankly, is putting it nicely.   When we are suffering through hard times, it can be difficult to put our thoughts together. It can feel impossible to pray. It can seem like the darkness will never end.   And I think that is why God gave us the Psalms.  The psalms are beautiful poems full of heart-wrenching honesty to the point of despair. That is then paired with declarations of God’s goodness.   The Psalms inspire us to go to God with everything. (Even the things we would rather not admit out loud.) But while the Psalms show us it is okay to let it all…

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    Faith and Health

    Does God Still Heal Today? 3 Important Steps to Take

    Does God still heal today?   As someone who has suffered for over 10 years with a chronic illness, this is a question I have pondered quite often. Especially because so far, God hasn’t healed me yet.   As Christians, we may say we believe God can heal us. But do we really? Or are there some doubts hiding within our hearts?  I don’t know about you, but while I totally believe God CAN heal me.   I’m not always so sure He WILL.   What does the Bible say about healing today? If you read through the life of Jesus, you see that physical healing was his most common miracle.   Those miracles were the…

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    Bible Verses

    33 Reassuring Bible Verses on God’s Promises

    According to some estimates, there are more than 8000 promises in the Bible. That is a lot of promises!   So, what are some of God’s promises to us in the Bible?   Well, God promises to be with us. To fight for us. That if we seek Him, we will find Him. That if we believe in Him, we will have eternal life. That He will forgive us. That He will comfort, encourage, and strengthen us.   And so much more.   “And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.” -Romans 15:4b NLT The following Bible verses on God’s promises are just a…

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    Spiritual Growth

    Living with Faith and Perseverance: 10 Steps to Steady Progress

    One of the hardest things about living with a chronic illness is realizing your suffering is never going to end. That you will always struggle with this debilitating health condition.   While you will have good days and bad days . . . it will never completely go away.  And that can be quite disheartening.   But God doesn’t want us to stay in this place. He wants to show us a way to hold onto hope even while dealing with a health issue that won’t let go.  Because as we lean on Him . . . He gives us the strength to persevere. To keep fighting the good fight. And…

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    Bible Verses

    35 Inspiring Bible Verses on Faith

    If I am completely honest, even after all my years of being a Christian, I still struggle sometimes with my faith. I find it hard to understand why a good God allows bad things to happen.    I still have many questions.   I still wrestle with doubts.       I still struggle to comprehend how things like a life-long debilitating disease could be a part of God’s plan for me. And yet, I also choose to believe that if He has allowed this difficulty in my life then there MUST be a reason.       Because I know:    I have found great encouragement in the following Bible verses on faith. They inspire me to keep…

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    How To Become A Mighty Prayer Warrior: 10 Simple Ways

    When I was first diagnosed with a chronic illness, I called on all the prayer warriors I knew to pray for my healing.   I’ve always admired women who are prayer warriors. You know those women who begin to pray and you can almost feel the Heavens moving in response.   Those women who when you ask for prayer, pray for you at that moment right then and there. The ones who always seem to have the right words to say. And sound so eloquent when they pray.    You can hear in their prayers a closeness and intimacy with God.   While I have always wanted to learn how to become a prayer…

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    Bible Verses

    What Does the Bible Say About the Power of Prayer?

    Prayer is a powerful weapon. This is why it can be so hard to do.  But by learning more about what the Bible has to say about prayer we can stay motivated to keep trying.  Scripture reminds us of the purpose of prayer, how to pray, and why we pray.   The following 24 Bible verses on the power of prayer will inspire and encourage you to keep fighting the good fight of faith.  To keep praying.   To keep talking to God. And to keep listening to Him.   Bible Verses About Prayer There are many passages of Scripture that talk about prayer because prayer is how we talk to our Creator.…

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    Faith and Health

    Why Won’t God Heal Me? 3 Things to Consider

    It’s been over 10 years.   10 years since receiving a diagnosis that changed my life. 10 years since the doctor spoke those life-altering words, “It is a chronic condition.” 10 years of trying every diet, supplement, program, etc. 10 years of praying that God would heal my body . . . only to continue to struggle with this.   And if I am completely honest, while at times reading God’s word can be encouraging . . . at other times reading about all the miracles throughout its pages can be a bit disheartening.   I mean, there are so many examples of God healing people in Scripture that it makes me…

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    Bible Verses

    26 Motivating Bible Verses on Prayer and Faith

    The Bible has a lot to say about prayer and faith. Because when we have faith that God is on our side, praying to Him and asking Him for what we need is easy.   But if we are honest, sometimes our faith wavers.   Perhaps, because God hasn’t answered our prayers yet. Or He hasn’t answered them in the way we thought He would.   It’s at those times that we need some motivation. We need to go back to God’s Word so we can be reminded of all the reasons we have to believe God. To think about all His precious promises to us. And to keep in mind all the…