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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Hope Through Herpes Outbreaks

You ever feel like the devil just won't leave you alone? As soon you come out of one battle, here goes another one. Especially, when it comes to your hope and trusting and believing God. Perhaps, you've been reading Hope Letters, praying to God for healing, trusting that He's able to do it, and your mind is in a good place of hope. Then boom, you get a herpes outbreak and it seems like you're thrusted into another battle of discouragement and hopelessness. I know that's how I felt when I was praying and believing God for healing.

God's hope is one of the most powerful things a human being can ever experience in this life. The bible says in Romans 8:24 that we are literally SAVED by hope. That's what God gave me when I got saved in 2012. As I listened to this stranger's herpes healing testimony on Youtube and heard how much Jesus loved me in the midst of my mess, I believed and I experienced God's hope for the first time. I believed and hoped in His promise that my soul would indeed live after death and I would spend eternity with Him. I also believed and hoped that while I lived on earth He had the ability to heal me from the demonic spirit of herpes. God's hope brought my mind a level of mental freedom that nothing else could. I would pray everyday believing God could heal me, wondering if I was healed, wondering how it would happen. Only to have my hope stomped on when I would get an outbreak and realized I wasn't healed. With every outbreak, it felt like the enemy came to steal the little hope and mental freedom I had.

I imagine this is how the children of Israel felt throughout the whole Old Testament of the Bible. They we were one of the smallest nations among their neighbors and they were CONSTANTLY in battle, especially with the nation of Philistine. Over the course of generations, this one enemy never let up. They were way stronger than Israel, had larger armies and more weapons, yet every time they went to war with Israel, God would show up and give Israel the victory! However, it was like a never ending cycle. Philistine would come to fight, Israel would go to battle, God gave them the victory, then shortly after Philistine was back again to fight.

We see this in 2 Samuel 23 where King David reflects on a few of the mighty warriors in past battles with Philistine and then in verse 13, present day, it says the Philistines were camped out close by (mostly likely preparing to attack Israel again). As I read this, I saw that the ONLY way the children of Israel could face the huge nation of Philistine in war again is if they REMEMBERED what God did for them before. They had to draw on the hope that God could do it again. Rather than looking at the enemy's relentless return, they had to place their eyes on God's consistent track record!

When I prayed for healing and would experience outbreaks, I was then faced with a choice. I would either look at the enemy coming to fight me again and dwell on it and allow that hopelessness to kill my faith OR look at and remember God's track record. That meant remembering the herpes healing testimonies I heard, the healing testimonies I was learning in the Bible, and that with God nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37).

If I didn't look at God's track record (as hard as it was) and rebuild myself in God's hope through the outbreaks, I would've never seen my healing in 2013 because I would've given up. If the children of Israel gave into the fear of Philistines, they would've never seen the victory of God time and time again. I encourage you to look at and remember God's track record when the enemy comes to attack. Whether it's through an outbreak, or a mental attack or some other part of your life. Don't look at the attacker and his return. Look at your Savior and the victory he's already won for you!


May your hope be in Jesus Christ,

Anreka


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7 comments:

  1. Thank you for the encouragement you continue to give. This letter increased my faith and taught me to never lose hope even after an outbreak. God can do anything and I believe that he will heal me. God bless you Anreka

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    1. Amen!! Praise God for increasing your faith through this letter! I hope to see you on Hope Letters LIVE today at 2 PM EST!

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  2. Your letters are blessings and a reminder of hope! Thank you!

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    1. Wow, Hallelujah! Praise God so much for that! I hope to see you on Hope Letters LIVE today at 2 PM EST!

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  3. First of all it a great website thank you for anreka please pray for mi

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    1. Amen! I'm so glad the site has blessed you! Do you have specific prayer request, you can add it to the Prayer Wall on the site! Or tell me today when we go live at 2PM EST on Hope Letters LIVE on my Youtube channel Unexplainable Grace!

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  4. I am so happy, i never believe i will be this happy again in life, I was working as an air-hoster ( cabby crew ) for 3years but early this year, i loose my job because of this deadly disease called Herpes virus (HSV), I never felt sick or have any symptom, till all workers were ask to bring their doctors report, that was how i got tested and i found out that am HSV positive that make me loose my job, because it was consider as an STD and is incurable disease, i was so depress was thinking of committing suicide, till i explain to a friend of mine, who always said to me a problem share is a problem solved, that was how she directed me to Dr godwin, that was how i contacted him and get the medication from this doctor and i got cured for real, I just went back to my work and they also carry out the test to be real sure and i was negative. Please contact this doctor if you are herpes positive diseases his email is: drgodwin52@gmail.com. or his  whatsApp number +2348158184060.Am Scott Rowland here is my private email scottrowland010@gmail.com

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