Do not be discouraged if you are facing a challenge that is lasting longer than you expected. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am recovering from an unexpected illness. Now, I am a pastor. I am a man of God. I have been to hospital rooms for decades praying over people and speaking works of faith, but what I had never experienced was being on the other side of the prayer and the words of comfort until now.

It can be tough because your faith is telling you to hold on and be encouraged while your body is telling you to be mad, sad and disappear into despair. The only way to combat the latter is just to accept the hard truth that recovery takes time. It may not come as quickly as you or I might like, but it is coming. In the meantime, we have to renew our faith daily and continue to rest in the promises of His healing and restoration. So I will be adding my faith to yours this week, and I ask that you do the same for me. God’s got us!

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