Last week my friend Zibilee commented on my Psalms for Moms post about some people at her church that had been healed of cancer. Her comment made me think of my friend Lisa, who just experienced an amazing healing in her life. She is one of the most profound prayer warriors I know so it makes sense that she would have something to share about this whole experience. With this in mind, I asked her to write this week's Psalms For Moms post and she graciously agreed. So, here's my friend Lisa Shea to share with you her experience about healing prayers and a Psalm that inspired her.
Psalm 18:25 “To the faithful you show yourself faithful….”
When we face trials of any kind we all struggle for wisdom in our situation and trusting God with a good outcome. The key to walking in adversity with a peace that surpasses all understanding is comprehending who God is in our life. It’s not a faith in our belief of who God is but a faith in who God says He is. There is a big difference.
I have walked through some rough trials in my life, as I am sure most of you have. Looking back I can see that God showed Himself faithful. As much as I hated going through those times, I wouldn’t change any of them. Why? Because it was in those trials that God showed up powerfully. I would not trade my deeper relationship with Him for a smoother path.
Setting your minds on who God is and being determined to glorify Him no matter what comes your way puts your best foot forward on a scary path. Remembering all He has done in your past reminds you that He will show up in the midst of what you are facing. Deuteronomy 31:6 promises that God will never leave you nor forsake you. If you have never stood on that promise, please start today. It is true and I have seen it over and over.
I love standing on God’s promises and declaring them over my life. The Word is powerful and effective as well as an offensive weapon in our armor of God. When I was told recently that I had an ovarian tumor and was given every possibility, (none of them good), I stood on who God is and what He can do. Regardless of how it played out, (a miraculous healing or walking through a long battle), I resolved to give God all the glory and trust in Him. We need to focus on His Truth not just man’s “facts”. I am thankful that God heard the prayers of many on my behalf. What was discovered on January 4th was no longer there on January 19th!! I praise Jesus, I am healed!
I know that outcomes aren’t always what we hope and pray for. God’s ways are not our ways yet He does promise to work all things for our good. Sometimes He doesn’t answer with a miraculous healing. I have seen that happen. What I stand on though, is that He is who He says He is and He will do what He says He will do. If we do our part in trusting Him, He will do His part and show up in ways we can never imagine. It’s because He IS faithful!
Lisa has set aside today to have her intercessors with her ministry, Rise Above, pray over any requests you guys post here. If it's private, feel free to post anonymously. She and her 12 intercessors will be praying on your behalf. This is a true gift for her to offer and one that you might want to take advantage of if you have a pressing need.
Thanks again Lisa-- I am still celebrating your miraculous healing (guys, her initial news was NOT good). A big smile crosses my face every time I think about it.