Joseph Prince Daily Devotionals May 29 2023 Topic: He Is with You
SCRIPTURE: “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” -Hebrews 13:5
If you are facing a medical challenge today, I pray the Lord will impart hope, life, and strength to you. Maybe you have gathered the Communion elements and have started to partake of them. If so, praise the Lord! Keep persevering till you receive your breakthrough.
But maybe you are thinking, I have read so many testimonies, and it feels like everyone else has received their breakthroughs and are experiencing their mountaintops. But where is God in my situation? Am I going to stay in this valley forever?
Beloved, I want you to know He never leaves you nor forsakes you. He is near to those who are brokenhearted (Ps. 34:18), and right now He is drawn to you in your situation as you cry out to Him.
He is both the God of the mountaintops and the God of the valleys (1 Kings 20:28). He is with you even in the valley, and because of that, you can have the confidence that you will get through it (Ps. 23:4).
I really believe knowing the truths about the holy Communion can mean the difference between life and death for you and your loved ones. In fact, I experienced the healing power of the holy Communion as I was writing my book, Eat Your Way to Life and Health.
When my six-year-old son, Justin, fell from a structure in the schoolyard and hurt his head, my wife, Wendy, took him to the hospital for a thorough checkup. The doctors put him through a CT scan and discovered he had fractured his skull. After he started throwing up, a more detailed scan found a second fracture in his skull. They also discovered some bleeding in his skull as well as blood in his middle ear.
It was heart-wrenching for me to watch my little boy crying and clutching his head, twisting and turning in a vain attempt to stop the intense pain. It was also not easy for me to look at the scans and listen to his doctor talk about the possible effect of the injury on Justin’s brain. Fear crept into my heart, and it was truly a fight to remain at rest.
Apart from giving him painkillers and monitoring him, the doctors couldn’t do much for Justin. But Wendy and I knew God could, and during the entire period of his hospitalization, we partook of the Communion with him at least three or four times each day.
Amazingly, every time we partook of the Communion with Justin, his headaches got less painful, and he got better and better. The doctors expected Justin to take at least six weeks to get better, but the Lord so accelerated his recovery that in less than three weeks, they gave him the all clear to return to school. All glory to Jesus!
This devotional is taken from the book The Healing Power of the Holy Communion—A 90-Day Devotional.