Counselor, Healer…Everything

The past two weeks I’ve seen at least four doctors with so many different symptoms. One doctor prescribed medicine that didn’t help, another prescribed medicine that made it worse, and I’ve even been told I need to “eat more green leafy vegetables and exercise more.” I thought I was doing pretty good with eating a balanced diet, but I guess not. I honestly just feel like they were giving me an answer to send me home because my other symptoms weren’t even addressed. Still I didn’t get any better, so I went to another doctor. I tried my best to tell him exactly what was going on, and I thought for sure someone would finally give me an answer as to why I’ve been having all these symptoms.

I sat in his office and he asked so many questions and did an exam only to tell me he thinks I should see a counselor.  Now in my mind, I’m like “so basically you think i’m making all this up.” I was a little discouraged after that but I just left the office and continued with my day. I know my body, I know when something isn’t right, and I’m pretty sure it’s more serious than a counseling session. However in the midst of all this i’m reminded of Isaiah 9:6, “To us a Son is given…He shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” If anything Jesus is my Counselor! And along with that He is also a Healer! In all this I imagine the sick woman in Luke and Mark.  ‘In the presence of all the people she told why she had touched Him and how she had been instantly healed. Then He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”

“She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse.When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind Him in the crowd and touched His cloak, because she thought “If I just touch His clothes, I will be healed.” Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt that her body was free from suffering.” Mark 5:26-29

This is just one example of the many times God has healed, both in the Bible and in the lives of people around me. I wouldn’t say my symptoms are that bad but I can definitely relate to the woman; spending so much money and time with nothing in return. However, I’m reminded of all that God is and I’m reminded that instead of putting  all my hope in humans to give me an answer, I ultimately need Jesus. I’m not trying to downplay the work of doctors, because they do have a very important job (and often times God can work through them) but they do not have all the answers. They are human just as I am human. Jesus though; He’s all seeing, all knowing, the beginning and the end…He’s everything.

The picture below is my absolute favorite. We have a framed version hanging in a room at home. I read it whenever I need to be reminded of all that Jesus is ❤

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As I move forward with this week my prayer for myself is to recognize His power, to have faith that Jesus will heal me, to press forward in His strength, and to keep my eyes on Him in the midst of it all. I pray that whoever is reading this will also be overcome by the comfort of Christ in whatever you are facing. In Jesus name, Amen! Much love 🙂

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