Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Confidence...

Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discussed yesterday about how my feet became wet and freezing cold, while I was out and about, on Sunday.

By the time I arrived home, I was coughing, once again.  And, shivering.  I felt frozen.

After putting away all I needed to, I got thinking about how best to deal with this.  So, I went and had a shower, again.  And, soaked my feet.

Afterwards, I used some of the mentholatum ointment I had purchased.

I first rubbed it on my chest.  Then, I placed some on the soles each of my feet, and placed on a pair of socks.

This may sound silly, but I had done this many years ago, and it worked.  Here, I had forgotten about doing that, until a sister-in-the-Lord (SL) at church, had mentioned it.

I covered up, relaxed in my recliner chair, and chilled out.

Yes, I truly mean I chilled out!  lol :)

By the time I awoke from a short nap, I felt so-o much better!  The chills were so much less, I felt like they were almost gone.  And, I was breathing so much better, too!

Again, I praised God!  And, thanked Jesus for having my SL remind me about doing this!

One thing that surprised me, was that I felt better.  Overall. 

This was a shock to me.  After freezing like that, I thought for sure I would become worse.  But, it didn't seem to be that way.

I felt improved.  And, I felt confident that I would be able to physically overcome this lung infection problem.

After all, I had prayed.  Much.  And, often.

Thinking about this, brought to mind 1 John 5:14-15, "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:  And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him."

God may know the plans He has for us.  Plans to help us and not harm us.  Plans to give us hope and a future.

But, we don't necessarily know what those plans are.  Or, when they take effect.

What we do know, is that we need to have confidence in Him.  Confidence that we can only receive when we read God's Word, the Bible... after we have come to Christ.

Then, as God's children, He opens the door for so very much.

In my case, it's healing.

Have you thought about how God has helped you?

If not, I would suggest you do so. 

Reflect upon your life.  Reflect upon your life's troubles/trials.  Reflect upon whatever sin you have/have had in your life.  Then, reflect upon your love for our Lord.

Repent, clean yourself up by confessing to Him, any wrongdoing on your part.  Then, trust in Him, with all of your heart, soul, mind and spirit.

He will hear you.  Just as He does, me.

And, when He hears us, He does for us, not just what we request of Him, but also everything else He believes we need.

For this, I will always be thankful.  Praise God.  Hallelujah!


Until next time...

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