Don’t Waste Your Mono

“He is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.”
John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life

In my life right now, healing from mono is all I’ve been doing. I had it 4 1/2 years ago (before I even knew my husband) and never thought it’d come back. I thought wrong. I don’t wish mono on my worst enemy, as it’s a real drag, but if you get it…

Don’t waste your mono.
Don’t let it steal your joy, because it will certainly try with all its might.
Rest in Him, even when your body is exhausted and won’t sleep.
Don’t let Satan tell you he’s won.
Don’t trust in your ability to get better but instead in His healing touch.
Don’t let your mind wander and your fears take over.
Rebuke your fears, disappointment and anger, which you will feel, in Jesus’ name.
Meditate on His word to strengthen your mind and your heart.
Ask Him to help you find the greater purpose, even on the hour, if needed.
Admit your physical and emotional weaknesses and allow Him to show Himself strong.
Live in community; you were not meant to do this alone.
Be still and know, and find peace in the fact, that He is God and you are not.
Let yourself cry and feel; you’re human and this is hard, but don’t let yourself wallow in self-pity.
Be satisfied in Him, no matter how you feel, so He can be glorified through you.
Daily thank Him for the chance to glorify Himself through you in this way.
Be thankful for the time to spend with Him instead of grumbling about all you can’t do.
And when it’s over, because one day it thankfully will be, never forget who Healed you for His glory.
Remember Jesus is stronger than your mono. Or your cancer. Or your ____

Father, help me not to waste this time. 

What does He not want you to waste?

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One response to “Don’t Waste Your Mono

  1. “And when it’s over, because one day it thankfully will be, never forget who Healed you for His glory.
    Remember Jesus is stronger than your mono. Or your cancer. Or your ____”
    Amen, Amber! Sickness will never have the last word.Our GOD is Mighty to save. Just posted about that: https://raiseyoureyes.dreamhosters.com/?p=505

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