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Roll for Healing
I can't roll a 1D8 to get better, but I can certainly pray in faith.
Being sick sucks.
This past week and a half have been a battle to regain control of my sinus and throat. As it turns out, the horde of influenza has overrun my wall of immunity and captured much of the high ground since. It was a bit of a surprise, and so I attempted to parry the onslaught with an early dosage of Neocitran, but, alas, the defeat was imminent. The casualties were high; at least six boxes of tissue paper perished in a matter of a week.
The battle was gruelling, as each day, I felt like I'd made headway in dispatching the many mucus and phlegm. Their bodies are scattered to be flushed away or buried with the tissue paper. Still, they somehow arise during the night and return with a vengeance. It really feels like these back-and-forth struggles will never end. I am tired, and I feel pretty worn down, but the fight is not over until the last tissue box is used up.
Roll for healing.
Wait, I mean, pray for healing.
Even though I've been sick for over a week, it was still not easy to pray for healing. A part of me thinks God has much bigger problems to solve in the world than a cold; that I don't want to take up his time and focus from other, more important, events like unjust wars or corporate greed. In a sense, I would rather roll a 1D8 each day and see how much health I can gain back, if any.
It is a lie, obviously, that God does not have the capacity to hear our small and seemingly petty petitions. And it is a lie that I have to learn to correct each and every day.
God is unlimited in his capacity and abilities, and He does want us to treat Him as the all-knowing and all-powerful God that He is. Anytime that I think otherwise, I make Him out to be something that He is not. And that is a dangerous place to be in. This is why praying for His healing hand is not just something for me, but it is also to acknowledge who He is. To acknowledge that He is the ultimate Healer of my body and soul and the designer of every second of my life.
This is what faith means; it is a trust in God, not just in what He can do but also in who He is. He is the God who reigns over the biggest and tiniest details of our lives and more.
So pray for healing; you don't have to roll to a random number. Know that there is a good God holding you in his hand.
Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.