I had a massive migraine today. As the day progressed, the pain magnified. I took my emergency migraine meds, put on my frozen eye mask and lay in silence. I remember thinking at one point I need to post a prayer request, but the pounding was so bad I just kept my eyes closed as waves of nausea ran through me. I knew if I didn’t get control of this one it would mean a trip to the ER or urgent care for a not so nice migraine cocktail, a shot that would knock me out and take the pain away. As I lay there, I felt the Lord telling me to rest in Him. So that is exactly what I did.
The emergency meds kicked in and the pain came down to a tolerable level. I looked through FB and saw many friends suffering with headaches today too. I was looking through my names of God study, but the Lord kept impressing on my heart healing. I had just posted Isaiah 53:5 as the Scripture verse earlier this week, but I felt Him nudging my spirit with that verse again. It tells us “with his stripes we are healed.” This evening He also reminded me of 1 Peter 2:24. It says, “by whose stripes ye were healed.” I began to meditate on that verse. It says “were” in the past tense. We are already healed, we just have to believe in faith for the manifestation of that healing to take place. Let that sink in. If God spoke it in His Word it is true.
My headaches are a direct result of the stress I take on by not leaving things at my Father’s feet. Ouch. Thankfully, I am a work in progress and my Father doesn’t give up on me! I’m not saying that is the cause of everyone’s headaches, I also have a terrible sinus infection and that increased the climate for a headache. What I do know is Jesus took on any and every single infirmity we could ever have and our healing comes from Him. He reminded me today that I am healed through the blood of Jesus. I need to exercise my f8ith. He also reminded me that sometimes I just need to rest in Him. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal