“Call to me, and I will answer….” Jeremiah 33:3.
On one particular morning some time ago, I woke up with a headache. I thought it was my sinus acting up and so I ignored it. The pain persisted and so I opted to drink some aloe (yes, the bitter stuff).
I got my Neti pot and used it, yet still the pain remained.
With no change, I broke down and took one of those sinus pressure pills.
Head ache insisted on being an unwelcome guest.
By nightfall, this nagging headache refused to leave. I turned in that night thinking that a good night sleep would do the trick.
Hello headache 🤕
With the pain lingering on and being a nag, I shared with my parents how distressed I felt with the ache in my head. I told them that nothing I tried caused the pain to be eased, or worst, be vanquished.
This aroused their concern and my dad made me a cup of ginger tea thinking the pain was gaseous in nature.
I drank the tea. No relief.
I headed to bed that night, earlier than usual because of this pain.
As I lay in bed in the semi- dark room, I felt Holy Spirit speaking to my heart.
“You didn’t ask Me for help. You tried everything you knew to. You shared with all who would listen, yet you didn’t ask Me for help.”
Such great shame washed over me. How could the One I love and trust the most be the last person I turned to?
How many times would I turn to everyone else and leave my Lord as my last resort?
How many times would I try my own remedies and lean to my own understanding?
When will I get it right?
I repented of my acts and asked my Abba to take the pain away.
Immediately it left! I mean as soon as I asked, the pain left.
“Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on Him to guide you, and He will lead you in every decision you make. Become intimate with Him in whatever you do, and He will lead you wherever you go.” Proverbs 3:5-6 TPT
Today, if you’re facing any issue – go to the Father, first.
He wants us to ask for His thoughts and His help. He’s waiting for us to turn to Him to seek His counsel, His strength, His favor, His healing, His provision, His love, His forgiveness, His grace, His benefits…Himself ❤️