I ask for a word to live by every year and when I felt like my word was “deliver,” I didn’t understand it. I’d been delivered from my past—healed from childhood wounds, delivered from chronic sinful behavior. Why deliver? Why that word now?
But then I turned up with some questionable bloodwork recently—a marker for an autoimmune disease was elevated—and I thought, Is God going to deliver me from disease?
I can’t get into the rheumatologist until October 31st. Will I receive a trick or a treat? However, I have prayed a bold prayer— for deliverance from whatever is trying to invade my body by the time I walk through the doors of the doctor’s office.
Here’s what’s interesting. Lately I’ve noticed that some of my symptoms have diminished. I don’t feel as “inflamed.” I am sleeping better. I had been waking up a couple of times a night. Last night, I slept straight through.
All of this despite the fact that I am under a high amount of stress right now as I take care of last-minute tasks for our upcoming Level-Up Conference. Agendas, speakers sheets, notes pages, lunch orders, coordinating with speakers, attendees, and our venue, also getting the house ready for out-of-town company—there’s a lot to do and think about. My husband calls my demeanor prior to a big event like Level-Up: “sergeant mode.” I’m not too proud of that moniker but it’s my way of getting tasks completed!
However, stress is not good for autoimmune diseases. This disease should be getting worse, not better. So here’s what I think, and it’s pretty exciting. God is delivering me. And He’s doing it at an unusual time—a special delivery— because it gives Him more glory.
This morning I woke up to a song in my head called “Way Maker” by Sinach. Waymaker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the Darkness…Then then the first passage I read in the Bible was this: “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him my salvation” (Psalm 91:14–16 NKJV).
I don’t know what you are going through right now but please know God is a “way maker” and a “miracle worker.” I believe in healing and have seen countless diseases turned back. He was, and still is a deliverer. Now I believe it’s my turn to be delivered and I know it was a promise way back at the beginning of the year when God gave me my word.
I want to invite all of you to our Pearls of Promise Level-Up Women’s Conference on October 5that Northview Baptist Church. It’s not too late to sign up! I will be talking about “Counteracting the Lies We’ve Believed” but our speakers will also be focusing on enhancing our inner beauty, and will talk about how to see the light when it’s dark all around. This may be the best lineup we’ve ever had so I do not want you to miss it. It will be a beautiful, spiritually refreshing day. Sign up today at: https://pearlsofpromiseministrieslevelupdallas.eventbrite.com