Years ago, a 16-year-old girl named Lela suffered from a terrible skin disease.
Her skin itched constantly. It peeled and flaked, especially on her face.
The disease caused such disfigurement that Lela was ashamed to go out of the house some days. She was miserable.
Her town was hosting an area-wide evangelistic meeting. Lela decided to attend. At the service, she gave her life to Jesus Christ, but not in the way you might
She prayed like this: “Okay, Lord, fine. Go ahead and try. Take control of my life. If you can make things any better, go right ahead.”
In spite of her skeptical attitude, the Lord
did begin working in Lela’s life. In small ways at first, He began to make her life better. Still, though, she struggled with her emotions about her skin disease.
Four years later, when Lela was walking alone, she clearly heard God speak to her: “I want to heal your skin.”
She went home and told her mother. “I think God wants to heal my skin.”
Her mom said, “Well, don’t get your hopes up.”
Lela prayed, “God if it’s You, go ahead and try.”
She made an appointment with a new dermatologist. A few days before her appointment, her skin started clearing up.
“Great,” she thought, “the doctor won’t know how to treat me. He’ll never see it at its worst.”
The doctor never
did see Lela’s skin at its worst. By the time of her appointment, her skin was completely clear. The blemishes never returned!
Does God always heal that way? No. He has different plans for different people in different situations. And, even when we remain in difficult situations, we can
trust that His way is always best. However, God
in His Word:
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.
Today, whatever your trouble, pain, illness, or need is – God is calling you to cry out to Him. He will hear. He will answer. And He will show His glory in your
Have a great day and keep moving forward!
Suggested Bible Reading
Today as you pray …
Praise God for the beauty of His creation.
Thank Him for His righteousness and His wise judgment.
Offer Him thanksgiving and adoration for His goodness and power.
Ask for Him to convict and cleanse you of sin and wickedness as you confess to Him.
Give Him glory for hearing and delivering as you bring your needs to Him.
Posted on 07/26/2013
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under