Devotion

Help Me Lord
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. --- 2 Timothy 1:7

I've never had an issue with going to my doctor and keeping up with my annual checkups. Everything with my health always stayed on track. I only took prescription medication on occasion. I was doing the health thing and feeling good about it! And then, one day I woke up in my 40's with a change in my body that my doctor told me would require more than a prescription. I needed surgery...and I was afraid. I put it off for as long as I could - pleading with God to heal me - to make it go away. I even tried taking matters into my own hands by drinking herbal teas and exercising. That didn't work. Ultimately, I had to change my prayer request and ask God to give me courage so I could do what I needed to do. And He did. God gave me the courage I needed. It was through the surgery that he healed me. That experience taught me I always have the privilege to go to God with my needs, but it is God's privilege to meet my needs according the way He has determined is best for growing my faith in Him. When you must face something that has you afraid, don't tell God how you want Him to take care of it. Instead, ask God to help you. He will do just that. He will see you through.

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