Outstanding people in every occupation, particularly spiritual ones, go through it. It's what sets them apart. It is what ushers them across the bridge from mediocre to exceptional. Without obstacles we'll always be ordinary! We're not talking about petty little problems We're talking about issues so overwhelming you can't sleep; gut-wrenching things that cause your heart to skip a beat and make you fear "this is the one that's going to take me out! "It's the thing you pray about in secret. It is what you don't want people to see. So like Naaman, you wear your "brass." then go home and agonized over your condition.Your "brass," might be you clergy attire, your brass might be you choir uniform, your brass might be your usher uniform, your brass might be your black or white deacon or deaconess suit! whatever guise you are trying to hide in or underneath, know this: God is a God that will snatch the covers off of you and leave you butt naked on the bathroom floor!
Understand this: God teaches some of His greatest lessons in the valleys of life. That's where you learn to lie prostrate before Him, weeping and broken. It's where you pray: "God, don't let this thing destroy me. Saints of God, we need to learn how to humbly cry out to God for help. We have to stop all this falsehood about how, God wants to prosper us and make us rich. We have to stop propagating the lie that Christians aren't suppose to suffer. We have to stop believing that because some saint is having it hard, that they must have committed some sin for which they haven't repented of.
We're going to have to learn to do like Jacob did when he wrestled with the angle, and refused to let go until he got his deliverance.The Power to be healed is resident within our own lives. We Just need to be obedient and walk in humility. God will help us to deal with our brokenness through the power of His spirit that worketh in us." And here's the good news: that kind of prayer brings deliverance.
Hope you are having a wonderful afternoon. Be blessed in the Lord and:
"Don't Forget To Say Your Prayers!"