Pained Sister

Sister,

you have known much pain

 

You have been doubled-over

in life

for such a long time

 

And yet,

you have faithfully come

to worship

 

You have begged for healing

from your low-perspective infirmity

 

And yet it continues

and continues

 

Faithful sister,

your God has seen your pain

 

Your God has seen

your circumstances

 

He has seen your faithful heart

 

Continuing to trust

continuing to come

to Him

 

And just when you think

it has been too long

to be noticed

 

He speaks your name

and sets you free!

 

And your bowed position of humility

and pain

 

has produced in you

a strength and an inheritance

 

for eternity

 

You are loosed

from the weight

of the world

 

Sister, I see your faithfulness

and your love for the Master

 

You praised Him bent over

and you praise Him standing tall

 

Always trusting

bringing glory to Him

 

– Susie Stewart

 

One Sabbath day as Jesus was teaching in a synagogue, He saw a woman who had been crippled by an evil spirit. She had been bent double for eighteen years and was unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said, “Dear woman, you are healed of your sickness!” Then He touched her, and instantly she could stand straight. How she praised God!

– Luke 13:10-13 (NLT)

 

“Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble,
and He saved them from their distress.
He sent out his word and healed them,
snatching them from the door of death.
Let them praise the Lord for His great love
and for the wonderful things He has done for them.
Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving
and sing joyfully about His glorious acts.

– Psalm 107:18-22 (NLT)

 

So own up to your sins to one another and pray for one another. In the end, you may be healed. Your prayers are powerful when they are rooted in a righteous life.

– James 5:16 (VOICE)

 

For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]!

– 2 Corinthians 4:17 (AMP)

 

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6 Comments

  1. Reblogged this on thelifeididntchoose and commented:
    Jesus is mercy and grace. He loves and He heals. He sees and He cares.

    Reply

  2. Love the photo you chose and love the picture your words created. Thank you!

    Reply

    1. Thank you, Nicole! I appreciated your insight into this Biblical story!

      Reply

  3. My heart ached for her pain, but humbled by her faith and celebrated her healing.
    Thank you Susie for your gift of seeing and writing what we need in our lives!!

    Reply

    1. Thank you, Shari! My heart ached for her, as well. An amazing woman of faith!

      Reply

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