he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed."
Isaiah 53:5 NIV
I've been thinking about this verse for a couple of weeks now; I've been sick and have lost my voice. All I want is to be back to normal and have my voice! The last time I lost my voice is was January of 2012 and I lost it for 17 weeks! Yes, 17 weeks...that's over 4 months without having a voice. I was still doing Children's Ministry at the time and you must know that trying to preach in Children's Church with a 'whisper' for a voice is quite difficult! Prior to 2012, I had lost my voice every year for approximately 20 years. It would last anywhere from 4 weeks to the 17 weeks in 2012 being the longest. In that 20 years I lost my voice each year, it would be for no apparent reason. I wouldn't be sick or anything; I'd just open my mouth and there would be nothing come out. It would return the same way...out of nowhere.
This time around, I have been sick, so sick , in fact, that I pretty much laid on the couch for 10 days and slept. I would get up when my husband got up in the morning, lay on the couch and stay there all day until it was time to go to bed. Finally my daughter and son-in-love made me go to the doctor. I was told that I had an ear infection caused by a virus. I went home with antibiotics. I'm thinking I'll be over this in a day or two once I start the antibiotics. Well, I've been done with them for a week and I'm still struggling!
I don't function well when I'm sick. I get depressed and emotional. Trying to communicate wears me out completely. Having been down for so long, doing just about anything wears me out. I just want to be well!!! So, this verse, Isaiah 53:5, has been my go to verse the past couple of weeks. This virus or whatever it is that's hanging on was crucified on the Cross of Christ over 2,000 years ago! It is by HIS strips that I AM healed!!! It is present tense...not I was healed...I AM healed!!! So, I am claiming this healing; and even though I don't see fruition of the healing, I know it's there because the Bible tells me so!!! Would you believe with me? I haven't been able to preach in 3 weeks and I need to preach!!! I've been called and equipped by God and am His willing vessel. I just need this body to cooperate! Thank you in advance for believing and praying with me!!!