Waiting Well can be a difficult, lonely road. One way to wait well is to speak truth into the situation. I realize that is easier said than done.
I’m reading a great book in my ongoing book study with a friend titled Me and My Big Mouth. Yes, that describes me. The book also convicts me- oh does it convict me!!
A Sick Woman
In the chapters that we read for this week’s discussion, Joyce Meyer reminded us of the story in the book of Mark where a woman who has been bleeding for 12 years touches Jesus’ garment.
25 And a certain woman had a hemorrhage for twelve years, 26 and had suffered much under many physicians. She had spent all that she had, and was not better but rather grew worse. 27 When she had heard of Jesus, she came in the crowd behind Him and touched His garment. 28 For she said, “If I may touch His garments, I shall be healed.” 29 And immediately her hemorrhage dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. Mark 5: 25-29
As a perimenopausal woman, I can so relate to this story! Don’t we all have something chronic in our lives that we want GONE? She was no different. She wanted her suffering to be over– it had been 12 years.
The magic words are found in verse 28- “For She Said.” She spoke truth into her life. Jesus goes on to tell her that the touching of his garment didn’t heal her. It was her faith that healed her. She spoke her faith. It wasn’t enough to feel it in her heart. She had to put her faith into thought and word.
When we are in the middle of a bad situation, it is hard to see the other side. We seem to sometimes be stuck waiting in the middle. God doesn’t want us to be stuck in the middle. He wants us to approach hardships with FAITH. He knows that things on the other side are going to be OK, and so should we.
Do you speak truth into your life? I didn’t until I read this book for the first time and finally understood what scripture says about our words. Our words matter. Our words direct the path of our lives. Use your words wisely, and always speak what is truth over every situation.
How do we know truth? We simply have to read the bible. The bible is full of truths. It takes self discipline to read the bible regularly, but it is essential to our lives. How can we stand on the promises of God when we don’t even know what those promises are?
I had so many people speak positive truths into my life after the death of my first husband, but the one that I remember the most was my sister. She came at least once a week to spend the night with me so I wouldn’t have to go all week alone. She always slept with me until I became such a terrible sleeper that I was afraid I would keep her up. I remember one night we were getting ready for be, and we both started crying over something we were discussing. She finally looked me right in the eyes and said, “Someday we will get together and we won’t cry.”
I know that sounds like a simple statement, but to me, it meant the world. She spoke the truth to me. We did find a time, many months down the road when we were able to get together and not cry over R’s death. Her statement of truth to me gave me such hope, and made me remember that I was going to someday go on living a full life.
I challenge you to speak positive truths into your life this week. What do you want your life to look like this time next year? Speak that into your life.
“Next year for Thanksgiving, COVID-19 will be gone, and I will be able to spend the holidays with my family.”
You better believe those are the words that I’m speaking over my life right now? What are you speaking over yours? I’d love to know!!
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Speak Truth Into Your Life
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