Don't Dwell On Problems Or Illness!

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Today I have a guest Blog Post from our friends at Spiritdaily. 

We love our friends, Michael and Lisa Brown and highly recommend their website:  www.spiritdaily.com

 

UNLEASH THE POWER OF GOD BY MAGNIFYING HIM INSTEAD OF DWELLING ON PROBLEMS AND ILLNESS

Too often, we let evil get the best of us. We allow negativity to prevail. We give it force.  We feed it. That's because -- as a preacher recently pointed out -- we magnify darkness -- illness, bad luck, accidents, family difficulties -- instead of magnifying God.

Thus, a question: what do we place more faith in, the disease or the Person Who created the body -- and, hence, can cure any illness?

It is important to recognize, isolate, and quash evil, but really, do we always have to obsess on the "bad"? Should we ever concede defeat? Might it even be wise at times to ignore an issue once we have done what we can (leaving it now to faith)?

"Obsession" has the hiss of the snake, and when we become too immersed in a dilemma, it's like using a magnifying glass; the details grow out of proportion;  we're consumed. 

Magnify, magnify, magnify God instead. Praise Him. Pray as John Paul II prayed, as John XXIII did. Praise is your great defense. See God as larger than the Empire State Building (while the devil is smaller than a grain of sand, which is the way, in comparison, it really is). His Mercy is so strong!

Don't "entertain" the negative or it will perform like a broken record and eat away at you. There will be no end. Instead of a magnifying glass, instead of a microscope, instead of dwelling on every dark detail, use a telescope -- looking at your problem through the wide end of it, so your problem appears small and distant. Soon, that will be the reality.

God created everything. All is under His domain. And it is a great test of life to see if we can abandon our troubles and sufferings and ourselves to Him as  did Jesus at Calvary. When we do, we open the way for potential miracles. We can move the "mountain." The Lord breathes our way. We ascend. Perhaps better put: His power intensifies around us.

Now, to repeat, when we become fixated on a problem is when we give it power. This is hard not to do -- correct?

A financial adviser shows you a red ledger. A child fails at school. There is a crisis in a relationship. A doctor comes in and announces: "terminal" cancer!

(Who on earth is not "terminal"?)

As the same evangelist pointed out, this actually happened to his mom, who was diagnosed with that disease and given five weeks to live. She pushed aside an obsession with the dark "finality" of the disease; filled her home with healthy, smiling photographs of herself; and stepped into the role of victor instead of victim.

That was thirty years ago. Recently, she attended the funeral of the doctor.

We know another woman who had breast cancer that spread to the lymph nodes. She simply refused to accept the disease. She allowed a prudent measure of medical intervention and then blocked thoughts of the disease out -- in effect convincing herself it did not exist. She has lived years beyond the expectations.

Recently, there was a report in the news of a woman who knew how to abandon herself. "Helen Dunsford, 66, was a customer at a Bank of America in Oakland Park, Florida, when a woman reached in her purse, said she had a gun and yelled for everyone to get on the ground," we are informed. "As other customers listened to the orders, Dunsford tackled the would-be robber, and held the suspect down until authorities arrived. 'She got on my last nerve,' Dunsford said. 'I have cancer, stage 4, and I figured if I'm gonna die it's God Will when I die. She's not gonna shoot me.'"

Same with the evil one: Don't let him rob you of hope, don't let him reach into the purse of your blessings, because when he does, he's robbing you of the chance to tap into the Power that created not just this planet, but the universe. Unleash God's Power, not the enemy's.

If you saw a tsunami coming, would you seek higher ground or dive into the murky waters to study it? What we need to do is lift our eyes to the Lord and above the floodwaters. Hit the high ground of Scripture. Pull out the Bible every day. Become consumed by His Word, instead of the whisperings of the devil. And he does whisper -- constantly! You'll never be able to do that. You are going to fail. You'll be embarrassed. Why try? It's not for you. You can't be cured. You will die in agony.

Baloney!

He is around every corner with a bat; he sticks out his foot every time he can. Yet we fall only when he diverts our attention. He can only defeat us if we play by his rules.

Play by God's. Look up, not down; look up at the Crucifixion. Look at the way Jesus locked His Eyes on the Heavens before He died. And the glory afterward! Look at the faith of John Paul II, who when it was time to die said only and calmly that it was time to "go to the Father."

The Blessed Mother has said that with enough prayer, we will not even feel the passage into Heaven. Magnify the Lord, not illness, not hardship, not fear, not brokenness. Lord, I love You. My God, You are my Everything. To You and You only are my eyes fixed -- oh Great One, Lord of Lords, praise You, Creator not just of earth but of the cosmos, and eternities beyond.

Love and blessings, Wendy C. May God bless all of you!  You are like family to me...I send my love and prayers!
Wendy C.

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3 Comments

Dearest Wendy – thank you so much for the ‘delete evil’ button – it is much needed and applies to a current situation that I am in. No more negatives! There is a reason I moved – and our good Shepherd will reveal soon what it is He has in store for me! With Love in our Holy Lady, your friend, Ursula

Posted by Ursula Huber Rea on May 25, 2014

Hi Wendy;
I am sure you receive a lot of emails; but everything you put on your blog is very inspirational! My daughter is going through a very bad time right now and she keeps saying she would really like to speak with you! Is it possible? Michelle, is having vertigo attacks and is very depressed and she is using your supplements! The doctors seem to just shrug their shoulders and that they can’t do anymore to help the symptoms! In the meantime she is suffering! I just feel helpless, but I do pray for her and ask God to have mercy! Ty Wendy!
Mary Lou

Posted by mary lou smith on May 07, 2014

Thanks for the encouraging message. It raises hope where there is no hope.
I happen to be a prisons’ Social Worker in Uganda and one of my rehabilitation treatment is to raise prisoners’ hope. Inspiring them that one day the prison doors will be opened free for them to leaves a smile on their faces. And because of this hope embarrassed by inmates in custody many are freer than the people outside prison cells.
In this period of economic and social difficulties people are stressed. Such a reading like this stops us from worrying for tomorrow and concentrate on today’s existence.
I have written a proposal for raising prisoners’ hope in Ugandan Prisons through inspirational talks. I am still looking for generous donors and benefactors to support the cause but none has come in to help!

Posted by Nsubuga Rogers on April 30, 2014

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