During a recent struggle with a hereditary eye disease, Joy Willow wrote the following. We are copying it here in hopes that you will be encouraged by her sensitivity to the Lord.
By Joy Willow
So I asked God what He wanted me to learn from my current illness, and almost immediately the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart, "Forgiveness is to be immediate."
The example of Christ forgiving the thief on the cross came to my mind.
And the last verse of the love chapter, "and keep no records of wrongs," came too.
As the Lord toured me through His Word, He went on to His Prayer Example, "to forgive as we have been forgiven."
And He reminded me of the Peace that passes all understanding that comes from forgiveness.
Lord, I am honored, blessed and willing to practice your commandment. Friends and foes, I sincerely ask forgiveness if I have ever hurt you even in a post.
Hurting is not our purpose. Healing is.
"I came to save, and not to condemn," He said.
My sight has been saved today, but before it was, it was like watching a dimmer switch turn to almost complete darkness with a tiny reflection of light.
With vision a little light is better than no light.
Maybe this is why Christ talks so much about being the Light.
I have been fervently seeking Him for days, as many of you have on my behalf, and I thank you with all my heart.
At this moment, I'm in the hospital, getting five drops instilled in my eye every hour.
As I turned to my side to let the drops soak and pray, I am reminded to, "Be still and know that I am God."
When you seek Him with all your heart, there He is.
May God bless you for helping me. My life is enriched beyond measure.
Who seeking God is poor?
His Love is infinite.