Celebrating feeling great in Vienna. Photo by Michael Blinci

 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name.Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits;Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases;Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle. Psalm 103: 1-5

Saturday, Keith and I returned to the hotel in Anaheim where I attended a fibromyalgia conference about six years ago. I was in so much pain because of the “hard bed” that Keith got in his car after work, drove a couple of hours and brought me my feather bed. The next morning, he got up and drove back to work. That was before the Lord healed me of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.

Saturday night, we slept there again, minus the feather bed, minus the pain.
Sunday morning, I participated in an aerobic flash mob dance at Angel Stadium.

What I have learned since that night I was healed, November 21, 2010, is that people are hungry to hear that our awesome God works in people’s lives today, that He  heals, that He works miracles, and more importantly, that He loves them and He paid the price, so that they could enjoy Him forever.

God works in our lives for a purpose. That purpose is to point people to Jesus, so that the world will see our good works and glorify Him.
Simon the Leper (obviously healed by Jesus) hosted Jesus in his home; the blind man told others that Jesus healed him, and Peter’s mother got up and served Jesus. All proofs that Jesus healed, that Jesus had compassion, and that He was able to work in their lives–for a purpose, for service.

My prayer for you:

May the Lord restore your youth as you actively wait on Him. May He renew your strength as you mount up on wings like eagles. May you walk and run and not grow weary. May you point others to Jesus as you revel in what He has done for you and is working in you for tomorrow. Praise the Lord!

11 thoughts on “Jesus heals and renews your youth

  1. Dear Karen: I don’t know if you will see this or not as it is now 2020. Thank you for your very encouraging post and promises for healing from the Lord’s Word. I have FM and CFS from trauma if the death of my husband and other family members. I have hope for the Lord’s healing and in a lot of pain. I am thanking Him in advance for healing me and sent you help others as He is helping me. To the Lord be all the glory! Much love Rose

    1. My dear Rose, I am so sorry for your loss of your husband and family members. Please know that God has plans for you and they are good, with a bright future. When the pain was more than I could bear, especially in the middle of the night, I would take my Bible to the couch and lie on the couch and read the Psalms. David cried out to the Lord and told Him all his troubles. Many times, by the end of the Psalm he would turn his eyes from his pain and onto the majesty of God. While this practice did not take away my pain, I felt the love and presence of God, and that took the edge off the pain and disappointment. Rose, I will be praying for you. Please keep me updated on your healing process. The Lord impressed upon my husband and me (at separate times) that He would heal me. We pressed into the Lord and the Scriptures and Christian books. We began thanking for healing. Two years, later, God healed miraculously. God still heals today. May the Lord touch you with His miraculous healing! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

  2. I can’t tell you how incredibly encouraging this post is for me. Surely God has led me to it. I am 31 with Fibromyalgia, Myofasical pain syndrome, Endometriosis, GERD, stomach problems, and more for the past 6 years. I handle it by keeping my eyes on Jesus, not focusing on the pain, and reminding myself that the healing is coming, but some days I feel like an 80 year old. I know God has promised me healing though; not only by what His Word says about it but He has also given me several prophetic words about healing and my future. I believe God will do exactly as He has promised, for He is not a man that He should lie, and I know He has big plans for me (even for ministry) yet there are times of discouragement. This week has been one of those weeks where it feels like that promise is so far away. When I think about the things and activities that I want to enjoy, or when I think about the children I desire to have with my husband, all of which I can’t manage right now, it’s easy to lose perspective and become discouraged. So thank you for this post, although it is from a couple of years ago God has spoken through you. Do you know that God even led me to Psalm 103 this week? I found so much in it that I missed before. And then here it is in your post also. That’s how good our God is. Always on time, always knowing what we need. Earlier this week i found myself even fighting off hopelessness; now I feel encouraged and will continue to trust and wait for the things The Lord has promised.

    1. I am so glad that the Lord has restored your hope. Please know that I was prayed for many times. Many times, people laid hands on me. The Lord impressed upon my husband and me that He would physically heal me two years before He manifesed the healing. In that two years, we consumed the Scripture, prayed, and read many books on healing. One book that had nothing to do with physical healing that made a huge difference in my walk with the Lord was The Pursuit of God. The key, I believe, was that we genuinely thanked God for the healing … for two years. Two long years. At the end of the two years, my doctor encouraged me to either resign from my job or find another one. The weekend I was ready to resign, the weekend that I totally gave up on anything I could do to restore my health, the weekend I told God that I didn’t care anymore if He healed me, the weekend that I told God, all I wanted was more of Him, the weekend I finally handed over my body (although I thought I had many times before), the weekend that the Holy Spirit filled me with peace, that was the weekend that God touched my body and restored my youth. May you wait upon the Lord; may you mount up with wings as an eagle; may you run and not be weary; may you walk and not faint; may you be healed; may you rejoice in the Lord; may you have peace; may you point people to Jesus.

      Please let me know how you are. I’m praying for you.

        1. Ade, My prayer for you: Father, thank You for Ade’s faith in You and reliance on You for her very being. Father, touch Ade with Your healing touch and the full knowledge of Your goodness, power, strength and wisdom. Father, You know all things and You are in control of Ade’s body and the work that You have prepared for her from the very foundation of the world. Bless her with hope, peace, and healing.

          Ade, how are you coping? What steps are you taking to pace?

          I’m praying for you.

  3. Cindy, Indeed, God is faithful and in control. He is accompolishing His work in you. I have found that it is always unique and usually not as we thought it would be carried out. His thoughts of you are as the particles of sand in the earth, and the thoughts are good and perfect for you. Lean not on your understanding, but in all things acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path and your health. Many blessings, Karen

    1. Karen, thanks for the encouraging words! I first read them last night in the middle of the night! I have some eye surgery today to put in permanent dams in one eye to help a dry eye problem-again from the RA-. We will do the 2nd one on thurs. They lift the bottom lid a little too and then in a couple of weeks go back and fix the upper lid so it doesn’t look so squinty now! It’s like getting your eyes done but insurance pays for it! Weird, huh? I’d rather have regular eyes. My mouth and skin and inside tissues are similarly dry-all apart of the the RA.syndrome. I am still praying to be healed of all of it..
      love, Cindy

      1. Father, thank You for carrying Cindy through this season of her life. Infill the doctors and technicians with Your perfect wisdom and guide their hands. Fill Cindy with a sense of Your presence and compassionate love. You are her Healer, and we thank You for Your abundant grace and love.

  4. Well, some of my docs think I am crazy, but some of them do understand-they just hope I am right.
    but you and I know that our God always shows up, He is ever faithful and I know He is going to take care of this problem some way, some how.-it would be nice just to be completely healed of the RA-that is certainly the way we are praying. So of course, I loved your post tonight which is there to remind me that He is working this out. He has not neglected one day of sending me a special scripture just for that one thing. He wants me to know He has not forgotten and will accomplish His plan.

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