Finding Peace in the Face of Illness

Last updated on September 3rd, 2017 at 04:43 pm

faith in the face of illness

I’m usually a very upbeat and positive person. It’s always at the forefront of my thinking that whatever challenges arise in life, I have to respond by faith. However, I must admit, it’s not so easy when illness threatens the life of your child. Sickness, disease and infirmity can rob you of your peace.

My CJ has been having epileptic seizures since he was two years old.. Just when it seems we have a handle on keeping them at bay with a cocktail of drugs, something we have no clue on, upsets his balance.

Seizures are a very nasty infirmity but just when I thought those were awful, my son was recently diagnosed with at least a dozen kidney stones. One was so large it caused one of his kidneys to dilate. His urine was being pushed back up and he was in a lot of pain. It was just so awful and unfair.

In spit of it all, CJ’s health concerns and what we have been through will not be in vain. It’s much more important that I share how God sustains us more than what I share about on this blog about hair. And, while I realize some people only read this blog for fine hair tips (like these tips on thickening fine hair) I’m convinced that what I share on living by faith in God can be beneficial to all. Everyone goes through challenges in life but one thing I want you to remember is that God is faithful.

Our doctors are great and they mean well but at the end of a very long day, I just want to see my son healed.

While I know that God’s Word won’t return to Him void, I also know that faith is a fight. You have to stand unshakeable on the Word of God if you expect to see the manifestation of what you’re believing for.

OK, another confession…

Sometimes I struggle with putting more weight on what I can seen versus the promises of God. When CJ was admitted to the hospital twice for complications with the kidney stones within just one week of each other, it was difficult to hold on to my faith. The enemy literally tried to steal my peace by speaking negative outcomes to my mind.

Thank God for His Holy Spirit. He reminded me of God’s promise to never leave me nor forsake me. That Word rose up into my spirit. I remembered that God spoke these Words: “No weapon formed against you will prosper.” He didn’t say it wouldn’t form. He just said it would not prosper against us. That Word meant everything to me while we were in the hospital. It’s what helped to sustain me so that I could maintain my peace

While illnesses may threaten to steal your peace, they don’t have to. You don’t have to let it. Just respond appropriately with the Word of God, which is your peace. First, it starts with knowing what God’s Word says. Second, you have to hide it in your heart so that when the enemy comes to steal your peace, you will be armed and ready to stand your ground and just rest in the Peace that only God can give.

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4 Comments

  1. Pamela Thompson says:

    Thank you for the reminder of God’s peace and faithfulness. It is hard when it comes to someone who is very close to us, however we have to stand on God’s word and promises. Prayers and blessings for you and your family.

    1. thank you Pamela. It is indeed difficult but God is indeed faithful and He will uphold us

  2. Wow I am really so blessed by your post. We sometimes think our trials are big when what we are going through are not even worth crying to God to. Thank you for strengthening me. God richly bless you and meditate on Isaiah 53.

    1. Hi there. Thank you and I appreciate your commenting. It is my goal to be able to just encourage people because you really don’t know who may be going through something and all they need to know is God is there.

      Isaiah 53 and 1 Peter. Old and new 🙂

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