🍁 THE SEEMINGLY NEGATIVE AS A BLESSING 🌻

It happened that on a Sunday morning, while we were reading the Open heavens, during the worker’s meeting. The person who ministered during this session shared a testimony about how God came through for a man he knows. Although it seemed the ailment was still present, he survived it despite the doctor’s reports when it happened and he’s still able to go about his normal routine!.

The minister stated that they (the teacher and another friend of theirs) were amazed when the said man shared his story with them. Do note that the sickness is said to be a deadly one that should have claimed his life in days but here he was, 2 years plus after the verdict, still living strong, going about his work schedule and no one would have known he had such going on if he hadn’t shared it.

I pondered on how gracious God is and how He could have as well, healed him completely. But instead chose to give him the strength to live with it and anyone who hears of the man’s story will still say “this could have only been God”. The man’s case is a rare one, even the said man mentioned it when he shared it with his friends.

God and how He works right?.

Truly, He shames the strength of this world. And does as He pleases!.

Do read this:

But God has selected [for His purpose] the foolish things of the world to shame the wise [revealing their ignorance], and God has selected [for His purpose] the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong [revealing their frailty].

1 CORINTHIANS 1:27 (AMP)

You know the man’s story reminds me of Paul when he stated that he had asked God thrice to take away something from him, but God kept telling him “My grace is sufficient for you…..”.

Let’s read these verses:

Because of the surpassing greatness and extraordinary nature of the revelations [which I received from God], for this reason, to keep me from thinking of myself as important, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan, to torment and harass me–to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might leave me; but He has said to me, β€œMy grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough–always available–regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me.

2 CORINTHIANS 12:7‭-‬9 (AMP)

So while we wonder why God chooses to heal some completely and in some cases, give them the strength to live with it. Is really known to God (the why!)

But then, I want us to know that in whatever category we fall into, there is grace sufficient to live above it all and beyond.

And your testimony is being awaited by many. Don’t keep it to yourself!. ❀

God bless you. πŸ€—

Happy weekend. It’s on Friday!πŸ’ƒ

🌳#HCCounsels# 🌱

46 Comments Add yours

  1. Testimony are always powerful to encourage each others, God is in control, the Healer and Deliverer. It’s not always easy to understand why some people are not healed and have to go through the pain, but I think no matter the situation our love for God should stay the same.

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    1. Yes ma’am. Always key in our walk with Him!.

      He is in charge!. πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

      True, He alone knows why it in it, we have strength! – A grace ever sufficient!. πŸ’ƒ

      We will keep strong!. Thanks sis. ❀

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  2. DeborahMarie says:

    You brought up some excellent points. When I don’t understand, I remind myself, ”He is God, and I am not.” 🧑

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    1. Thank you ma’am. πŸ€—β€

      Yes He is. Always and in it for us!. πŸ’ƒ

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    2. Precious One says:

      This is one of my go to points Ms. Deb, β€œHe is God. I am not.”

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      1. DeborahMarie says:

        That point settles it for me every time! 😊

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        1. Precious One says:

          Mannnnn! That’s a #selah moment for sure πŸ€—

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  3. Peter Oghenekaro Bekaren says:

    It’s indeed a great piece and one that is so encouraging, thanks to you for sharing. It’s indeed good to live in the understanding of the grace of God upon our lives, his benevolence not withstanding whatever we are going through. BECAUSE GOD STILL HAVE MY BACK. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. THANKS

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    1. G.sonny!. Thanks a lot. All to Him. πŸ™ŒπŸ€—

      Yes fam. Its key!.
      He has it. πŸ’― God’s got you!.
      Me too. πŸ˜‰β€

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  4. gifted50 says:

    Yes my dear we all ponder those questions.

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    1. Sighs. He will surely work out the best for us!. πŸ’ƒπŸ€—

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  5. Dawn says:

    We do wonder why many times, and I’ve always felt that God does not mind our questions. I think He understands, but no matter what we must trust His sovereignty and know that He will do what is best. Thanks little sister.

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    1. Smiles. I can relate. Like, He whispering to us “would you just trust me in all this”. πŸ˜€

      Yes sis, He come through with the best!.

      You are welcome big sis. Thanks to you too. β€β€πŸ€—

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      1. Dawn says:

        Be blessed little sister! πŸ’•

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        1. Dawn says:

          Hugs to you! πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ€—

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        2. 😊 Enjoy the day ahead sis and the new week. ❀

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        3. Dawn says:

          Thank you little sis! You have a wonderful day and week too. ❀️

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        4. You are welcome sis. πŸ€—
          Merci beaucoup. 😁

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        5. Dawn says:

          I learned a new phrase In French. Had to google it lol. Thanks

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        6. Smiles. Yay, nice knowing this.
          😁
          You are welcome sis. πŸ€—

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  6. We get the test so we can give the test-imony πŸ˜‰
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful story of hope, and how He works.
    There will always be many questions, but the answer will always be Him. One of my favourite songs is Questions For Heaven by Chris Rice. Whenever I think to ”why”, I always think, “Guess I’ll save it for heaven” πŸ˜‰
    I also know though that when I get there one day, those questions aren’t going to matter πŸ˜‰

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    1. Yes ma’am. The test births the testimony!. So true!.

      You are welcome. Glad to. πŸ€—

      Yes all of our answers lies in Him!. Smiles, so many whys we have. But He is just God and amazing in His dealings!.
      ❀

      Yes o!. It will be all about His presence, aura, Hallelujah and calm!. πŸ’ƒ

      Thanks for this. β€πŸ€—

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      1. Big hug and an abundance of blessings for you, friend ❀

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        1. Awwww..πŸ€—
          Thanks ma’am. ❀

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  7. tkdilorin says:

    Indeed his grave is always sufficient.

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    1. Yes it is!. πŸ’―πŸ™‚

      Thanks for this. ❀

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  8. Queen Karen says:

    Amen πŸ™πŸΏ. No matter what He is still God. He does what He pleases but we must never steal Gods glory. The test produces a testimony and the honor belongs unto God alone! God is the Healer and His Power is still at work today but we must lean on Him and trust in His ways. We must have FAITH in this journey and know that at the end of it all, He is still worthy of all the praise. The report may come out positive but He is a God that turns things around. Impossibility Specialist is still at work. We just have to our FAITH in Christ alone.

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    1. Yes sis, He still is!. πŸ’―

      All to Him!. πŸ™Œ He deserves it all.

      Our faith should be grounded in Him. God and His gracious ways!. πŸ’ƒ

      Thanks sis.❀

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    2. Precious One says:

      Amen right here πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ’ƒπŸ½

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  9. bukolaorry says:

    I love hearing testimonies like this. They lift up my spirit. God works in mysterious ways. He’s a miracle worker. And His grace is sufficient for us allπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ.

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    1. Me too sis. Always a blessing!. God is just so big in His ways!.
      Yes sis!. πŸ’―
      ❀

      P.S: How are you doing and hope hubby is recovering fully?. His perfect healing for him!.

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      1. bukolaorry says:

        Amen. Thank you so much sis. He’s doing much better. And I know I will be sharing testimony very soon too.

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        1. You are welcome sis. πŸ€—
          That is great. Yes, assuredly! πŸ’―
          We await the share. ❀😊

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  10. This is so good! It is sad that some people think having a chronic illnesses means one is not spiritual enough. We should let God be the judge of that. We will know and understand all things when we become like Jesus, in heaven. Right now, we should just believe God heals. Great testimony!

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    1. Hmmm. True!. Such thoughts.. 😞

      True.. All answers lies in Him.
      πŸ’―
      Yes, He does! and for the otherwise, He gives Strength – unexplainable! πŸ™Œ

      Thanks sis. β€πŸ€—

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  11. Precious One says:

    I’m so thankful that when we submit to our Lord, He gives us perspective. Sometimes His glory comes through answering prayers the way we have asked, other times, they come through not answering the way we have asked. Either way, He is still God and a very good Father.

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  12. Tina says:

    Sharing our testimony is a wonderful thing. Yes, we don’t always understand why God chooses to heal some and give others the strength to live with it, but He uses it for His purpose and works it for the good of those who love Him. We trust His wisdom! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes sis. Absolutely. In it all, He has an intention of good. And never of evil towards us.
      Glad to. πŸ€—β€

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  13. Israel says:

    God is good…

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    1. Always. πŸ’―πŸ’―

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