Wednesday, January 30, 2019

February Scripture Writing Plan: Health and Healing

Happy almost February sweet friends!
The scripture writing plan this month is over a topic that has often been requested: 
Health and Healing

God has many names for himself in the Bible and I love that each one 
was revealed to His people at the exact perfect time they needed to hear it. 
One of my favorite names of God is Jehovah Rapha which means The God who Heals. 
Jehovah Rapha's mighty hands have the power to heal us-
physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. 

He reveled this name to His people in Exodus 15:26 where it says....
He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.”
Healing is hard and often a super lengthy process. 
When I think about healing I think back to my brain surgery in 2013. 
For those 12 hours or surgery I was asleep and felt zero pain (praise the Lord!). 
But once I woke up and as all of the pain medicine started to wear off? 
Y'all that pain was incredible and at times almost unbearable. 
I remember saying to my family.....
"I didn't realize it would hurt when I woke up"
 which was ridiculous since I knew that they were doing super invasive, 
super complicated BRAIN SURGERY!
I have a pretty high pain tolerance and my pain in the beginning was about a 12. 
My healing from that surgery took a long time. 
As much as I prayed it would happen quickly, it truly took months and months. 
Long months of therapy and rest and medicine. 

Physical wounds take time to heal but so do emotional and heart hurts. 
The healing often hurts way more than the actual wound 
and sometimes healing takes a really, really long time which can be super discouraging.
It is easy to grow weary while waiting for healing. 

Our sweet Lord is able to provide both physical and spiritual healing and there 
are many verses in the bible related to our health and healing. 
My prayer is that as you read and write the verses this month that they 
are a comfort to you and a reminder that God still heals. 
That each verse reminds you that no matter what needs healing in your life- 
your body, your heart, or your mind- God has the power to heal you. 
Only He can completely heal broken hearts and make us whole again. 
You can rely on God's power to heal you and I pray that these verses encourage you.






FYI: I made the plan 31 days and plan to do that with
all topical plans in the future so that they can be done any month-
not just the month I write them for.

TO PRINT: You can find a copy of the plan in English and Spanish in the folder HERE.
{Just a reminder, don't try to print the images below or they will be blurry. Be sure to click the link to download a PDF copy!}

9 comments :

  1. Thank you so much for selecting this focus for February. Wow! Definitely God's timing as I am working through healing emotional wounds & have been praying for direction. Yay answered prayers!

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  2. Thank you very much for sharing this plan every month, God bless you!

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  3. I really enjoy these and look forward to them every month.
    Thank you and God Bless

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  4. My church group is using this.. thank you so much.

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  5. I can't wait to dive in to this topic. Thank you, Shannon!!

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  6. At such a time as this...thank you!

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  7. I’m so grateful that this is the topic this month! I have been dealing with the loss of a loved one since December 2017. I was so good at masking my pain while busy caring for others. But once I got back home, I was overcome with great bouts of grief, depression and anxiety. I still read my bible and journaled, but I was a shell. Some days all I could do is read the bible. My mental, physical and spiritual health suffered. I was reading the word, but not IN the word. Food and sadness became my comfort and I’m paying for that physically now. I’m at the highest weight I’ve ever been, I’m on diabetic and mental health meds. Prayerfully these will be short term. I’ve lost two more loved ones in December 2018, the week before the anniversary of the previous loss. That scared me since all three were sudden and unexpected. It’s been rough but I know that God has been with me every step of the way.

    Your choice of topic this month is perfect for me as I’m trying to reclaim my life and spiritual health. Thank you for this. I thank God for this. Keep up what you’re doing. God Bless!!

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  8. Such perfect timing indeed! I have been using your Scripture writing plans for 2 years now & they have been a blessing. Amazing how God uses your "random" lists to speak exactly what I need to hear for that moment. God is using you in a powerful way that you don't fully even understand. Please don't stop & stay open to His voice. Declare His faithfulness for all who encounter this website. I pray God's richest blessings be showered down on you & yours.

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  9. This is absolutely perfect timing. Thank you for allowing God to speak to you on what to share with us.

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