Reflection from Nina Laird-Fusilli
I watched a powerful testimony of a woman who was healed of a terrible disease. She went to her church and had everyone pray for her. But she said the breakthrough came when she felt God say to her, “You will be healed when you give thanks to me.”
At first the woman thought, “How do I give thanks for this suffering?”
Then she remembered the scripture 1 Thessalonians 5:18- In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
She began thanking God with her whole heart for helping her get through another day. She thanked Him for the oxygen to breathe and the strength in her body to walk a step. Suddenly she felt she was healed. She immediately told her husband and children. They shouted and danced around the house.
This woman received her healing because she took a step of faith, being thankful in all things. No we do not thank God for the disease, condition, or situation. God did not create these things. We thank Him for the good, the positive, every little detail that causes us to get through another moment.
When I am going through a challenge, I make a conscious effort to sit and thank the Lord for everything I do have. We have so much to be grateful for. The roof over our heads, the clothes to cover us, a warm bed to sleep in at night. We are truly blessed!
Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.