Tuesday, March 1, 2011


We have noticed that the last couple weeks Brooke has been struggling with IBS more than she has in quite awhile.  She feels at a place of rest, so she doesn't feel like worry is triggering it.  She has not strayed from her diet, so it must not be food related.  I think it may be because of her hectic schedule.  She may not be getting enough physical rest.  A couple days ago she and I were discussing this and right after that, I opened an email from a friend.  It was a devotional that I actually receive too, but for some reason had not read it that day.  Here is what it said:  
Isaiah 53:4
4Surely He has borne our griefs [sicknesses] and carried our sorrows [pains]…

While waiting for the manifestation of their healing, some people find it hard to believe that Jesus really took their sicknesses and pains, just as He took their sin and shame. If you are one of them, don’t feel condemned. Your Father in heaven understands. That is why He put the word “surely” there when He said, “Surely, My Son has borne your sicknesses and carried your pains.”...

...Notice the first word in the verse? It says, “Surely…” Surely, He has borne our sicknesses and carried our pains. Now, look at the next verse: “He was wounded for our transgressions...” Every Christian knows and believes that Jesus was wounded for our sins, yet the word “surely” is not put here but in the earlier verse. I think God knew that we would find it hard to believe that Jesus also bore our sicknesses and carried our pains, so He put the word “surely” there to help us believe!...
...Are you or your loved ones suffering some sickness or pain right now?
Surely our Lord Jesus has borne your sicknesses and carried your pains. And as you believe this truth, surely, your healing and breakthrough will come!

Wow! Talk about perfect timing! The funny thing is that this friend said she almost didn't send it, since she thought I received these devo emails, but she felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to send it anyway. AND she sent it with my son in mind, since he was recently diagnosed with asthma and has been struggling with a horrible cough. Little did she know that we needed to be reminded of this truth at that exact moment and that we needed it not only for Blake, but for Brooke as well. 
Surely He has borne Brooke and Blake's griefs (sicknesses) and sorrows (pains). By His stripes, they are healed!
Will you love The One and love the one(s), Brooke and Blake, by agreeing with me in prayer for their healing, which Jesus bought at the cross?

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