Embracing Your Healing

  “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,[b] and I will give you rest…” Matthew 11:28 For decades, I thought that there was no healing possible for the major depression and neuro-autoimmune condition I have lived with now for 35 years. In essence, I thought that things were just the way they were, and it would be. I determined that I just had to endure serious life-threatening infirmity and depression—and felt very alone in my mind-body challenges. However, through reading Scripture, one day I came to a new realization. That is, that I was not alone and that my God was a living, accessible, healing  God that loved me deeply and would never leave me.   Through reading the Bible often, I came to understand that Jesus is the Great Healer, Comforter and Savior. That if any healing were to occur in my life, it would be through Him. Initially, trusting Jesus with my health was not easy. However, with the passage of time, I began placing my focus squarely on Him in every circumstance, during both times of remission and during exascerbations. Where else, I thought, could my healing come from?   When we place our challenges and trials in God’s hands, three things happen: Our burden seems lighter and more manageable. We are able to endure great things with hope and optimism that things will get better. We are able to grow in trust of God’s saving hand as He works al things out for our good.   Striving to trust in God’s great love for us is the first step in stepping onto the...