I must have had two copies of this blog.
This was simply titled and then left undone.
I know why.
I began digging on this one,
again the day before yesterday as I began again to “feel” numb.
You will see in a minute as I copied the Psalm of David how He describes the same feelings.
There is something that I have learned through God’s bumpers these past few weeks, that I had let slip.
True, is not always Truth.
Like the shadows.
Our feelings don’t always indicate reality.
We may feel alone, but we aren’t.
God promises to never leave or forsake us.
We may feel numb,
but as God reminded me yesterday morning of a dentist appointment,
the numbness, used from the Doctor to dull the pain of the process,
is not the total reality of what’s going on.
You will “feel” again.
Your cheek doesn’t stay like that forever when numbed properly,
and I put total Trust in the Great Physician, and the work He’s doing in me.
Here’s another witness that I probably wrote about, that I knew from before,
this incident in David’s life was somewhere between the cave and the palace.
From the time the procedure starts of what God is doing in your life, and the manifested process,
you may experience numbness.
Here is David’s story;
“Listen to my prayer, O God, And do not hide Yourself from my plea. Listen to me and answer me; I am restless and distraught in my complaint and distracted Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the pressure of the wicked; For they bring down trouble on me, And in anger they persecute me. My heart is in anguish within me, And the terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fear and trembling have come upon me; Horror has overwhelmed me. And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. I would wander far away, I would lodge in the [peace of the] wilderness. Selah. I would hurry to my refuge [my tranquil shelter far away] From the stormy wind and from the tempest.” Confuse [my enemies], O Lord, divide their tongues [destroying their schemes], For I have seen violence and strife in the city. Day and night they go around her walls; Wickedness and mischief are in her midst. Destruction is within her; Oppression and deceit do not depart from her streets and market places. For it is not an enemy who taunts me— Then I could bear it; Nor is it one who has hated me who insolently exalts himself against me— Then I could hide from him. But it is you, a man my equal and my counsel, My companion and my familiar friend; We who had sweet fellowship together, Who walked to the house of God in company. Let death come deceitfully upon them; Let them go down alive to Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead), For evil [of every kind] is in their dwelling and in their hearts, in their midst. As for me, I shall call upon God, And the LORD will save me. Evening and morning and at noon I will complain and murmur, And He will hear my voice. He has redeemed my life in peace from the battle that was against me, For there were many against me. God will hear and humble them, Even He who sits enthroned from old— Selah. Because in them there has been no change [of heart], And they do not fear God [at all]. He [my companion] has put out his hands against those who were at peace with him; He has broken his covenant [of friendship and loyalty]. The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, But his heart was hostile; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords. Cast your burden on the LORD [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail). But You, O God, will bring down the wicked to the pit of destruction; Men of blood and treachery will not live out half their days. But I will [boldly and unwaveringly] trust in You.”
PSALMS 55:1-23 AMP https://www.bible.com/bible/1588/psa.55.1-23.amp