Hung By the Tongue

Jason Burton - 05/28/2010

Just another testimony of the Lord's forgiveness and healing ...

I awoke on Friday night, May 14th, with a terrible pain in my neck and throat. It was hard to swallow and felt like the glands were swollen a lot and it hurt to put pressure on my throat area with my hand. Immediately the next morning I started thinking about the day before and I remembered talking with my parents about some issues in my life. I went on a five-minute rant about the way certain people were treating me and just complained solid for 5-10 minutes. It was not just "telling the story". It was definitely complaining. I went to another room after I'd done that and the thought entered my mind that I needed to go in there and confess to them I was wrong and ask for forgiveness from them and the Lord for my direct disobedience to the Word about murmuring. Well, I did not. I didn't want to draw attention to myself and the time wasn't right (in my mind) and the minutes slipped by and my parents left.

Well, that night is when the pain came. It just made me feel miserable. Over the next 4-6 days I prayed, asked the Lord for forgiveness, told my parents I was wrong and asked for the elders of UBM to pray for me. Well, they did, and after the short trial, my glands started to get better and the Lord took it away. I tell you what, though, it's made me so much more aware of the words that come out of my mouth and the seriousness with which the Lord views grumbling and murmuring. I knew it, but didn't KNOW it. :)

Praise the Lord for His chastisement and patience with His children.