Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Out of the Pit

For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me. (Psalm 40:12)

I have been looking back at last year’s journals and posts. Beginning with the last week in March through the middle of May, were the absolute worst eight weeks of the Adrenal Fatigue/Exhaustion. Which is hard to believe, because 10 months earlier when I officially “crashed”, I was shockingly sick.

I began to spiral downward. Nothing, absolutely nothing was working to stop it either. Not the hundreds of dollars each week in quality supplements. Not the impeccable diet or the copious amounts of physical rest. (I say ‘physical’ because there was zero internal rest going on) Nothing.

I shake my head in awe today, when I look back. How He took me from the pit and put me where I am today just astounds me!

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. (Psalm 40:2)

One thing that was so shocking to me is that it was 100% spiritual. Oh, I know we don’t like to talk about that, do we? For some reason we feel accused when someone mentions that maybe a sickness is a fruit of unrighteousness in our lives. We like it better if we can keep it in the physical realm. Something concrete to pin it on. Something, you know, not my fault.

I think if we could really understand how connected we are, spirit-soul-body, we wouldn’t feel so threatened.

You see, while absolutely, 100% of my symptoms were as real and physical as they could be, behind them or the cause of them, was spiritual. The physical is affected by the spiritual. I believe this is the case way more than we know and way, way more than we give credit for.

If we had an understanding of how our thoughts affect our bodies, how our thoughts, participation with sin affects the physical, we wouldn’t be so ‘scared’ to admit that a little repentance and deliverance might alleviate some of the symptoms, syndromes and diseases we are dealing with.

When we think of ‘sin’, we think of the more obvious sins, lying, stealing, cheating, murder, ect. and we think, ‘what sin could be behind my illness?’ Well, I am talking about things like FEAR!, guilt, rejection, envy, jealousy, feeling unloved, self-hatred, self-bitterness, and more. (these are every bit sin as the above sins)

So many of us suffer needlessly because we are looking in the wrong place for healing! Many, many “diseases” and “syndromes” are not going to be healed through diet, or supplements or drugs or by ‘confessing’ yourself healed.

My heart aches, especially for the Mamas who are sick and have no clue why. (My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge . . . Hosea 4:6) If you know a Mama or are a Mama who is sick with some malady like Adrenal Fatigue/Exhaustion, any of the symptoms that go with it like, depression, anxiety, hypo-glycemia, extreme exhaustion, hypo or hyper-thyroid or any other ‘syndrome’, please feel free to email me or ask any questions. I certainly do NOT have all the answers, but if there is any way I can help, I would be honored.

And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. (Psalm 40:3)


Kati Potratz said...

I say Amen to every single word you wrote. It's happening to me, Michelle. God is rescuing me like he rescued you, breaking through. HE IS DELIVERING ME in the same way. Listen to her, people. She knows what she's talking about!

When you talked about "nothing was working to stop it" - I have tried all the same things. I am still eating healthy, taking some supplements, but not legalistic and NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF HEALING MYSELF. Only God can heal.

Also, God has been strongly suggesting internal REST to me in so many areas...

Thanks for going ahead of me, Michelle. You are such an encouragement.

Raquel said...

It has been my experience that unforgivness can cause a myriad of physical ills as well as spiritual. Bible says when ye stand praying, forgive, that your sins be forgiven you. Forgive EVERYONE, not just some. Good post.

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

Yeah!! Thank you for sharing Kati! He is so faithful.

Raquel, you are so right on with unforgiveness. Bitterness is the root of many diseases. I have some posts planned on this subject. We are to forgive 'others', and we are an 'other' ;-) Thank you for your comment

Jennifer C. Valerie said...

Praise God for freedom in Him. Part of my hubby's ministry is in the area of deliverance and he has encountered time and time again that many diseases and challenges have spiritual roots - unforgiveness, self-loathing etc all the things you mentioned.

I pray that the women who need to hear this message would somehow find this post of yours and receive enlightenment and start on the journey to freedom.

Thanks for sharing your testimony. It takes courage to bare our souls at times but it is when we open up others gain their own victory. The word of God says that we are able to comfort others with the same comfort that he comforted us with and that only happens when we open up as led by Him. And the opening up itself brings another measure of freedom and takes you higher in Him.