Eyes of Faith

 Mark 11:24, NIV

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours


My last devotion was about faith and so is this one. You might be wondering if there is a reason or is it just a coincidence. Not a coincidence.

This whole year has been about developing more faith for me. I have a list too long to go into why and besides it would sound like whining—which I’m quite good at according to my husband.

But I will discuss one of the things going on in my life to make a point. I developed Bell’s Palsy in April. If you don’t know what it is, it’s usually caused by an inflammation of Cranial Nerve 7 which causes partial or complete paralysis of one side of the face. And being a Speech Pathologist that made work a bit of a challenge for me. Anyway…

For me, it was almost complete paralysis. At least one of my neurologists told me I wouldn’t have any recovery, but I refused to believe him. God makes those decisions.

At first I prayed for healing, but in the last few months I started thanking God for healing me. Outwardly, there hadn’t been any change, but I kept thanking Him for His goodness, His love, and the fact He takes care of me.

And in the last few weeks, I’m seeing progress. My smile’s not back yet, but I can eat and drink almost normally again. My speech sounds much better and I can feel facial muscles moving that weren’t moving before. So as far as I’m concerned it’s only a matter of time.

That is what eyes of faith are about. It’s about talking, thinking, and believing that God has answered your prayers even though there’s no physical evidence—yet!

Thank you, God, for your complete healing.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.